Rob is the Founder and Principal of COL Capital Partners and serves as the Principal Broker for COL Mortgage Corporation.
Rob’s experience in private equity real estate and commercial mortgage investment spans over 15 years. Prior to starting COL, Rob held senior roles in controllership, finance and administration, and debt origination/investment at ACM Advisors Ltd, KingSett Capital and Venterra Realty. To date Rob has originated and underwritten well over $1.5 Billion of commercial real estate mortgages, over all asset classes, and major markets in Canada.
Rob’s success is driven by his passion for transparent relationships and value creation.
Rob is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CA), a Licensed Mortgage Broker under the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario and earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a minor in Business Administration from the University of Guelph.
Rob enjoys an active lifestyle, including cycling, downhill/backcountry skiing, cross country skiing, water skiing and golf.
FSRA Mortgage (Principal) Broker License #13000646
Phil is responsible for the origination of mortgage investments for COL's proprietary funds/investment partners.
Prior to COL, Phil was a member of the Mortgage Investments Team at Cameron Stephens Mortgage Capital, where he successfully structured and underwrote over $1 Billion in new loan transactions in the Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia market with a focus on land loans, residential and commercial construction and bridge financing.
Phil has also led an investor relations team servicing two large hedge funds based out of Chicago and New York with AUM of $15 Billion and $9 Billion. Afterwhich, Phil transitioned into a senior origination role at the Business Development Bank of Canada focused on mid-market manufacturers in the automotive supply chain. Phil was responsible for growing the existing debt portfolio by originating and underwriting commercial real estate mortgages, large scale equipment, and unsecured working capital financing.
Phil has a Masters of Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business, is a licensed Mortgage Agent under the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario and earned an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration from The Goodman School of Business at Brock University, where he was also a member of the varsity swim team.
Phil enjoys an active lifestyle, consisting of cycling, triathlon, travel, fishing, and mountaineering.
FSRA Mortgage Agent Level 1 License #M22003567
Chris’ key responsibility is underwriting commercial mortgages on behalf of COL’s proprietary funds and subsidiaries.
Prior to joining COL, Chris began his career as an associate underwriter at Canadian Consumer Loan & Finance Corp. Chris was responsible for making loan eligibility decisions, primarily in the residential sector. In addition to this, Chris demonstrated his entrepreneurial spirit by successfully raising $3MM to syndicate multi-family and capital improvement projects.
After gaining valuable experience as an associate underwriter, Chris transitioned into the mortgage agent role, where he provided creative financing solutions for his clients. He is skilled at analyzing complex personal and company financials and has a track record of achieving high funding ratios with partnered banks and financial institutions.
Chris is a licensed Mortgage Agent under the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Financial Economics from the University of Western Ontario.
Chris enjoys staying active and engaging in a variety of outdoor activities, such as snowboarding, golfing and basketball. He is also a keen traveler and enjoys experiencing new cultures and destinations. Chris is fluent in both English and Mandarin.
FSRA Mortgage Agent Level 1 License #M22001422
Sasha’s key responsibility is providing investment analysis support and market research on behalf of COL’s proprietary funds and subsidiaries.
Prior to joining COL, Sasha held various positions in sales and academic research. Sasha was responsible for market research and statistical analysis and visualization of data. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Toronto, where he was a member of the Varsity Baseball team.
Sasha enjoys an active lifestyle, including working out, cycling, volleyball and travelling.
Vivian's key responsibilities are optimizing COL's specialized mortgage administration and servicing software platform, and expanding servicing capabilities. Prior to COL, Vivian held various senior level positions in the private equity and lending industry, focusing on mortgage funding and operations, client and investor relations at Citco (Canada) Inc., CIBC, Manulife and KingSett Capital.
Vivian has an honours degree in Arts from the University of Toronto.
Our Advisory Committee currently includes four members combining substantial real estate lending, development, and investment experience, in addition to corporate finance and credit experience. The depth and breadth of experience provides a well-rounded, knowledgeable committee providing valuable insight to effectively manage risk on all facets of real estate mortgage investment.
Mr. Middleton brings a wealth of experience having held executive/CFO positions at private equity real estate and investment management firms focusing on raising investor capital - notably David has held executive positions at Mulvihill Capital Management, Genuity Capital Markets, and KingSett Capital. More recently David has focused his attention on his Family Office business providing investment oversight and planning, including alternative investments, tax planning and optimization, portfolio management, accounting services, governance and succession planning to high net worth families.
Mr. Mason is the Founder of Westlake Group and has over 14 years of commercial real estate and investment banking experience across a range of asset classes, but predominantly focused in the residential, development, and alternative sectors.
Mr. Nykoliation is currently the President of Core Developments and brings over 15 years of real estate investment, development, financing and marketing experience. Prior to joining Core Developments, he was Vice President of Marketing and Real Estate for Georgian International, where he managed the company's real estate investment and development portfolio.
Mr. Bassi has over 15 years of corporate finance and real estate lending experience and has been involved in over $1 Billion of lending transactions, having held senior roles at National Bank, CIBC, Murray & Co. and ACM Advisors Ltd.