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Hotel Finance


We are a niche mortgage brokerage that secures financing exclusively for the hotel industry.

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Hotel Finance


We are a niche mortgage brokerage that secures financing exclusively for the hotel industry.

Our Services


Our Services


Industry Leaders Delivering Results

  • We arrange up to 75% financing for new construction, refinancing, renovation (PIPs) and acquisition
  • We work with both branded and independent hotels in primary, secondary and tertiary markets
  • Customized financing options include conventional financing, mezzanine financing, bridge financing and private debt
  • We have a network of local, national and international lenders
  • Our services include underwriting, lending presentations, franchise and management negotiating, and construction consulting
  • Dedicated coverage throughout Canada and the U.S.

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Testimonials


Integrity. Experience. Confidentiality. Results.

Testimonials


Integrity. Experience. Confidentiality. Results.

 

"We have given Clifton Blake Hotel Finance difficult assignments to obtain financing on several hotel projects including a mixed-use hotel and a residential construction project. They are knowledgeable, are grounded in solid underwriting and run a competitive bidding process. As a result, we have obtained funds at competitive rates and terms from lenders who understand our unique structuring needs."

- Bayview Hospitality Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


“After speaking to several financial institutions and not finding the terms and conditions we were looking for, we contacted Steve Hedington of Clifton Blake Hotel Finance. He suggested a lender that offered a very competitive rate and flexible terms and conditions to match our needs for refinance. The entire process was seamless and Steve did an excellent job of being the liaison between us and the lender. I highly recommend using Clifton Blake Hotel Finance for their brokerage services.

- Meenesh Gopal, Vice President of Operations
Kingsbury Hospitality Group Inc.
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada


“At Lakeview Hotels and Resorts, we have been working with the Clifton Blake team for over a decade. What I like most about dealing with Steve and Salim is their honesty and integrity. When they tell you what they can achieve for you, you know that they will deliver. They are well connected in the industry and have been successful in meeting our financing needs, both in primary and tertiary markets.”

- Avrum Senensky, Executive Vice President
Lakeview Management Inc. & Lakeview Hotel Investment Corp.
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada


"Clifton Blake was able to design and execute a finance strategy with a strong regional bank, directly in line with the market read they provided at the outset in terms of cost and timeline. They also lent their expertise in progressing our discussions and decisions around brand selection and critical partnerships. We were very satisfied and would welcome the opportunity to work with Steve and his team again."

- Matthew Brister, Owner
Country Inn & Suites (new construction)

Kalispell, Montana, U.S.

 

Team


Not only is the hotel business our core business, it's our only business. Our clients benefit from our highly knowledgeable team of specialized hotel financiers.

Team


Not only is the hotel business our core business, it's our only business. Our clients benefit from our highly knowledgeable team of specialized hotel financiers.

 
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SALIM GULAMANI
Senior Vice President Hotel Finance

A 20-year veteran of the industry, Salim's passion for hotels began early in his hometown of Vancouver. After graduating from the University of Victoria with a degree in Hotel Management and advancing in hotel operations, he then began focusing on the business side of hotels. He successfully held roles as a hotel appraiser with HVS Canada and as an underwriter and account manager for a national hotel lender. This rich background and in-depth knowledge allows Salim to expertly analyze a hotel transaction and provide specific guidance to both clients and lenders. Salim launched the hotel mortgage brokerage division at Clifton Blake in 2012 and has successfully arranged financing from coast to coast.

(647) 523-4949
salim@cliftonblake.com

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STEVE HEDINGTON
Vice President Hotel Finance

Known for his integrity, diplomacy and sincerity, Steve has always strived to be a prime resource partner his clientele and colleagues can trust. Over the last 20+ years, his success has resulted from understanding the client's needs, providing creative solutions and building long-term relationships. Past positions include franchise development at Choice Hotels Canada and Best Western International, and a hotel finance position with GE Capital. Since joining Clifton Blake in 2015, Steve has offered his clients in Canada and the U.S. top-notch guidance from start to finish, ensuring the entire financing process is seamless, efficient and rewarding. Steve earned an Economics and Business Degree from Acadia University.

(905) 438-1959
shedington@cliftonblake.com

 

Connect


Give us a call regarding your financing needs. Let’s discuss how our experience, insight and connections can help your business.

Connect


Give us a call regarding your financing needs. Let’s discuss how our experience, insight and connections can help your business.

GENERAL INQUIRIES

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KEY CONTACTS

SALIM GULAMANI
Senior Vice President, Hotel Finance
(647) 523-4949
salim@cliftonblake.com

STEVE HEDINGTON
Vice President, Hotel Finance
(905) 438-1959
shedington@cliftonblake.com

 

(416) 850-6809  |  370 King St W, Suite 805, Toronto, ON M5V 1J9

 
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