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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.

About


We have only one product line. Hotels.

About


We have only one product line. Hotels.

Arranged take-out financing for Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport, BC

Arranged take-out financing for Four Points by Sheraton Kelowna Airport, BC

With two of the hotel industry's top financial experts onboard, Clifton Blake Hotel Finance has made a great impact in a short amount of time. Since its inception in 2012, Salim Gulamani and Steve Hedington have arranged financing deals for hotels across Canada, as well as in the U.S., for both branded and independent hotels.

Working as a conduit between lenders and borrowers, their in-depth knowledge of the industry helps guide owners to the most effective solutions for their financing needs. Steve and Salim employ a solutions-focused, consultative approach: they review each client's specific goals and analyze each deal, so as to create a customized solution and a tailored presentation for prospective lenders to achieve the desired outcome.

"Why waste time working with a brokerage that doesn't understand your business?" asks Salim Gulamani. "We focus solely on hotels. We know the industry, we know the lenders, and we've got the experience and the results to show for it."

How Clifton Blake Hotel Finance sets itself apart from the competition is through its value-added services. With everything from underwriting, lending presentations and construction consulting, to franchise and management negotiations, their insights prove invaluable for their clients. Given their unique background, they are often sought out for their strategic insight and deal structuring expertise. The results speak for themselves.

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.

Learn about our recent projects...

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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

 

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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