Our People

Jay Hanspiker

President | Broker
(416) 644-5092
jhanspiker@cmcorporation.ca

As founder of Commercial Mortgage Corporation, Jay specializes in institutional real estate debt and equity placements for construction, redevelopment and stabilized commercial real estate properties.

His 16 years of industry experience includes origination, structured financing and risk management in all asset classes. He has an extensive industry network including domestic and international investors and lenders. Previously Jay held senior positions with CMLS Financial, GE Capital Real Estate, Business Development Bank (BDC) and Scotiabank.

Jay holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree with an economics minor from McMaster University, a marketing diploma from Georgian College and is a FSCO licensed commercial mortgage broker.

Warren Appotive

Vice President | Broker
(416) 648-9880
wappotive@cmcorporation.ca

As a Vice President at Commercial Mortgage Corporation, Warren is responsible for originating and structuring all types of commercial real estate mortgages for all asset classes. He has extensive experience in structured finance for transitional properties as well as stabilized assets.

With over 40 years of real estate experience, Warren’s in depth knowledge of lending institutions can help borrowers achieve their stated commercial mortgage goals and reduce their interest rates.

Warren began his career at CMHC in mortgage insurance and then worked at Citibank Canada for 14 years focusing on construction financing for condominiums and commercial properties. He started up Heller Financial in Canada in 1999 and was both CEO and head of Real Estate. When General Electric Capital Real Estate bought Heller Financial, he moved to GE to become a Senior GE Originator and then Regional Director for both Eastern and Western Canada where he helped establish GE’s CMBS program. Warren was responsible for establishing many of the key relationships that helped GE grow its debt book to over $2.5 billion.

Warren holds an Honours Bachelor of Economics and Political Science degree from Carleton University and is a FSCO licensed commercial mortgage broker.

Michael Gabriele

Vice President, Land & Construction | Broker
(416) 816-0282
mgabriele@cmcorporation.ca

As a Vice President at Commercial Mortgage Corporation, Michael has extensive experience with a wide range of construction and redevelopment projects. His expertise includes infill projects, land assemblies, low-rise subdivisions, mid-rise and high-rise condos, commercial plazas and automotive dealerships.

He joins with over 24 years experience including strategic market planning, business development and sales forecasting. Michael has managed strategic alliances with clients and lender partners within the industry for many years. Previously, he held senior positions with Dominion Lending Centres, Toyota, and Total Home Remodeling.

Michael is a FSCO licensed commercial mortgage broker.

Steve Giagkou, MBA, CFA

Vice President | Broker
(416) 567-3188
sgiagkou@cmcorporation.ca

As a Vice President at Commercial Mortgage Corporation, Steve works with commercial real estate owners and developers to help structure and negotiate competitive loan agreements. Steve is bilingual in English and French.

Steve has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry and has worked for a number of capital and commercial real estate companies including TD Canada Trust and Scotiabank. His experience includes structuring and funding construction and permanent financing for a variety of asset types such as apartment buildings, industrial properties, retail plazas, hotels and retirement residences. During his banking career, he also worked with corporate and institutional foreign exchange sales and trading where he completed over $100 million in trades in the inter-bank money markets on a daily basis.

Steve holds an MBA from the Schulich School of Business, is a CFA charter holder and a FSCO licensed commercial mortgage broker.

Harvin Singh

Vice President, Industrial | Agent
(416) 500-7415
hsingh@cmcorporation.ca

As a Vice President at Commercial Mortgage Corporation, Harvin specializes in owner-occupied and multi-tenant transactions and has extensive knowledge and experience in the Industrial and Logistics industries. Harvin is bilingual in English and Punjabi.

Harvin has over 9 years of experience in financial services including Bank of Montreal (BMO), GE Capital and the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

Harvin holds an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree from The University of Guelph and is a FSCO licensed commercial mortgage agent.