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.
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.