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Clifton Blake


We acquire, develop and actively asset manage
high-value urban properties.

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Clifton Blake


We acquire, develop and actively asset manage
high-value urban properties.

Welcome to Clifton Blake, where we always begin with the end in mind. We formulate a sound exit strategy as the basis for every investment decision. We also think deeply about the long-term trends that shape neighbourhoods. Our goal is to contribute meaningfully to these trends through highly functional real estate projects that stand the test of time - we’re stewards of the communities in which we invest.  

Our commitment to execution is unwavering. Together with select investors, we’ve built our track record through maintaining precision focus on the task at hand.

Welcome to Clifton Blake. We look forward to working together. 

PROJECTS


Our expertise is uncovering value in the best urban locales. We then partner with best-in-class operating partners and tenants to realize the maximum potential of every property. We strive to achieve a low cost basis in every project. This creates optionality, protects capital and generates superior risk-adjusted returns.  

PROJECTS


Our expertise is uncovering value in the best urban locales. We then partner with best-in-class operating partners and tenants to realize the maximum potential of every property. We strive to achieve a low cost basis in every project. This creates optionality, protects capital and generates superior risk-adjusted returns.  

SPECIALIZING IN MIXED-USE URBAN INFILL

Funds


We frequently think in terms of themes. We've built our business deploying bespoke private equity and mortgage funds to express the themes we like the most. We’re nimble when attractive investment opportunities arise but, as guardians of capital, have no issue telling investors to pause.

Funds


We frequently think in terms of themes. We've built our business deploying bespoke private equity and mortgage funds to express the themes we like the most. We’re nimble when attractive investment opportunities arise but, as guardians of capital, have no issue telling investors to pause.

BRIDGE FUNDS

Our private equity Bridge Funds share the common objective of acquiring and operationally repurposing high-value urban properties to create long term recurring income. 


INCOME & GROWTH FUND

The Clifton Blake Income & Growth Fund was established to own and operate a diversified portfolio of urban properties backed by strong credit leases with stable, predictable cash flow.


MORTGAGE FUND TRUST

A good, consistent rate of return, achieved while employing a minimum amount of risk, is the mandate of our Mortgage Fund Trust; "Preservation of capital and, most importantly, peace of mind." 

Expertise


Urban real estate development is a complex, nuanced business.  What's not complicated, however, is our straightforward approach that emphasizes execution. Leverage our fully-integrated platform to realize the maximum potential of your real estate investments.

Expertise


Urban real estate development is a complex, nuanced business.  What's not complicated, however, is our straightforward approach that emphasizes execution. Leverage our fully-integrated platform to realize the maximum potential of your real estate investments.

ASSET MANAGEMENT

We provide comprehensive asset management services to our own debt and equity funds as well as select clients. Our nimble, disciplined team implements proven leasing, capital management, financing, tax and asset repositioning strategies to generate stable cash flow and long-term value creation.

DEBT FINANCING

Our conservative, relationship-based approach to real estate financing stems from how we manage the capital structure our own portfolio. We source flexible, low-cost debt solutions through our proprietary network and couple this with market leading best practices for underwriting and administration.

DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION

Sourcing only the best opportunities from our robust origination pipeline, we initiate and manage full-scale development and redevelopment projects. We focus on urban nodes in which we have existing presence and specific assets that can be acquired and redeveloped for less than their intrinsic value.

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

As investors, we recognize the dynamic and ever-evolving requirements of commercial property ownership. Our property management, accounting, financial reporting and project coordination services are deployed with an eye to meeting the specific goals and requirements of every investor. 

Team


Our unique and complimentary skill sets differentiate us from other players in the field. Where overlapping, our collective expertise provides horsepower. Where distinct, it becomes out-of-the box thinking. 

Team


Our unique and complimentary skill sets differentiate us from other players in the field. Where overlapping, our collective expertise provides horsepower. Where distinct, it becomes out-of-the box thinking. 

KC DAYA President, Partner & Co-Founder Prior to establishing Clifton Blake, KC's career began within the acquisition and asset management groups at Morguard Investments. Diverse opportunities included originating and administering mortgage investments on commercial and residential assets, financing, acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, valuations and development. KC earned an MBA in Real Estate Finance and Strategic Management from the Schulich School of Business and a B.Sc from McGill University. He is an Old Boy from Upper Canada College.

KC DAYA
President, Partner & Co-Founder

Prior to establishing Clifton Blake, KC's career began within the acquisition and asset management groups at Morguard Investments. Diverse opportunities included originating and administering mortgage investments on commercial and residential assets, financing, acquisitions, dispositions, asset management, valuations and development. KC earned an MBA in Real Estate Finance and Strategic Management from the Schulich School of Business and a B.Sc from McGill University. He is an Old Boy from Upper Canada College.

WES MYLES Partner & Co-Founder Wes has extensive skills in valuations, financing, acquisitions, dispositions, asset management and operations as the result of his 25 years in commercial real estate operating in local, foreign and emerging markets. Wes has held senior positions with KPMG Real Estate, Slate Asset Management (The Blackstone Group), and GE Capital. Wes earned a Post-MBA in Advanced Management, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment, and an MBA in International Finance, Economics and Strategic Management, both from the Schulich School of Business.

WES MYLES
Partner & Co-Founder

Wes has extensive skills in valuations, financing, acquisitions, dispositions, asset management and operations as the result of his 25 years in commercial real estate operating in local, foreign and emerging markets. Wes has held senior positions with KPMG Real Estate, Slate Asset Management (The Blackstone Group), and GE Capital. Wes earned a Post-MBA in Advanced Management, Real Estate and Infrastructure Investment, and an MBA in International Finance, Economics and Strategic Management, both from the Schulich School of Business.

VIC HSU Partner & Co-Founder Victor joined Clifton Blake after a 20-year career at TD Bank, where he managed key relationships in the bank's Commercial Mortgage Group - lending for multi residential, office, retail and other commercial property. At TD, Victor was also a Subject Matter Expert in commercial banking applications during the bank's National Basel Conversion Project. Victor earned his B.Sc. in Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto.

VIC HSU
Partner & Co-Founder

Victor joined Clifton Blake after a 20-year career at TD Bank, where he managed key relationships in the bank's Commercial Mortgage Group - lending for multi residential, office, retail and other commercial property. At TD, Victor was also a Subject Matter Expert in commercial banking applications during the bank's National Basel Conversion Project. Victor earned his B.Sc. in Actuarial Science from the University of Toronto.

CONOR MCBROOM Senior Vice President

CONOR MCBROOM
Senior Vice President

GAETANO COSCIA Vice President, Mortgage Financing

GAETANO COSCIA
Vice President, Mortgage Financing

JAMES BURTON Vice President, Acquisitions

JAMES BURTON
Vice President, Acquisitions

KELLY DEMILLE Office Manager

KELLY DEMILLE
Office Manager

LES PYEAR Vice President, Risk Management

LES PYEAR
Vice President, Risk Management

LOROL NIELSEN Vice President, Investor & Corporate Relations

LOROL NIELSEN
Vice President, Investor & Corporate Relations

MEAGAN MCKENNEY Director, Real Estate

MEAGAN MCKENNEY
Director, Real Estate

NICHOLAS DOBBEK General Counsel

NICHOLAS DOBBEK
General Counsel

RAFIQ DAYA Senior Vice President, Investment Treasury and Controller

RAFIQ DAYA
Senior Vice President, Investment Treasury and Controller

SALIM GULAMANI Hotel Financing

SALIM GULAMANI
Hotel Financing

STEVE HEDINGTON Hotel Financing

STEVE HEDINGTON
Hotel Financing

ZAIREEN MYLES Manager, Accounting & Treasury

ZAIREEN MYLES
Manager, Accounting & Treasury


ADVISORY BOARD

With decades of combined investment industry experience, across many asset classes and geographies, our Advisory Board provides strategic advice and leadership relating to investments, operations, capital structuring and conflict of interest.

PETER SHARPE  Chair Peter retired from the Cadillac Fairview Corporation after a 26-year career, including 11 years as President and CEO, during which time he expanded the real estate investment platform beyond North America into the United Kingdom and South America. Under Peter's leadership, Cadillac Fairview's assets under management grew from $6 billion to over $20 billion. Peter also served as the Global Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Building Owners and Managers Association Canada Chairman’s Award and, in 2014, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by NAIOP.

PETER SHARPE  Chair

Peter retired from the Cadillac Fairview Corporation after a 26-year career, including 11 years as President and CEO, during which time he expanded the real estate investment platform beyond North America into the United Kingdom and South America. Under Peter's leadership, Cadillac Fairview's assets under management grew from $6 billion to over $20 billion. Peter also served as the Global Chairman of the International Council of Shopping Centers. In 2010, he was the recipient of the Building Owners and Managers Association Canada Chairman’s Award and, in 2014, was awarded the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by NAIOP.

PATRICK BRIGHAM Pat was previously the President of Sunquest Vacations which he founded in 1972. Sunquest became Canada’s leading tour operator, launching countless international destinations for Canadians. Pat also launched Sunquest Incentive Travel, to cater to the fast-growing corporate incentive travel market. In 1995, Sunquest was sold to Airtours, one of Britain’s largest wholesale travel companies. Today, Pat is the Canadian Consul General for the Republic of Finland. Previous Boards include Greater Toronto Airport Authority, itravel2000, McDonalds, MGI Securities, Energenius, Royal Aviation, and Mad Catz. 

PATRICK BRIGHAM

Pat was previously the President of Sunquest Vacations which he founded in 1972. Sunquest became Canada’s leading tour operator, launching countless international destinations for Canadians. Pat also launched Sunquest Incentive Travel, to cater to the fast-growing corporate incentive travel market. In 1995, Sunquest was sold to Airtours, one of Britain’s largest wholesale travel companies. Today, Pat is the Canadian Consul General for the Republic of Finland. Previous Boards include Greater Toronto Airport Authority, itravel2000, McDonalds, MGI Securities, Energenius, Royal Aviation, and Mad Catz. 

BYRON MESSIER Byron was President and CEO of Continental Insurance Company in the early 1990s when the company was acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings and renamed Lombard General Insurance Company. Byron continued to serve as President and CEO of Lombard Insurance until 2003. At that time, he successfully completed an IPO consolidating Fairfax’s four Canadian insurance companies under a new publicly traded holding company, Northbridge Financial Corp, where he remained CEO until his retirement in 2005. Today, Byron is also Managing Partner of Forstar Capital Ltd., a Toronto-based private equity company. 

BYRON MESSIER

Byron was President and CEO of Continental Insurance Company in the early 1990s when the company was acquired by Fairfax Financial Holdings and renamed Lombard General Insurance Company. Byron continued to serve as President and CEO of Lombard Insurance until 2003. At that time, he successfully completed an IPO consolidating Fairfax’s four Canadian insurance companies under a new publicly traded holding company, Northbridge Financial Corp, where he remained CEO until his retirement in 2005. Today, Byron is also Managing Partner of Forstar Capital Ltd., a Toronto-based private equity company. 

DR. SIDNEY ZUCKER Sid is an entrepreneur, real estate investor and private lender with his main expertise being the revitalization older-vintage urban infill multi-residential developments. His portfolio includes both residential and commercial properties, and mortgage investments. Sid continues to manage his real estate through his own real estate property management company. Sid has been actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since 1995. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1979 from the Faculty of Dentistry.

DR. SIDNEY ZUCKER

Sid is an entrepreneur, real estate investor and private lender with his main expertise being the revitalization older-vintage urban infill multi-residential developments. His portfolio includes both residential and commercial properties, and mortgage investments. Sid continues to manage his real estate through his own real estate property management company. Sid has been actively involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation since 1995. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1979 from the Faculty of Dentistry.

Connect


Whether you are an existing client, or are interested in our innovative real estate investment opportunities and services, we invite you to get in touch. 

Connect


Whether you are an existing client, or are interested in our innovative real estate investment opportunities and services, we invite you to get in touch. 

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

 

GENERAL INQUIRIES

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KEY CONTACTS

INVESTOR RELATIONS
Lorol Nielsen
(416) 850-6809 ext. 212
ir@cliftonblake.com

REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
Conor McBroom
(416) 850-6809 ext. 221
acq@cliftonblake.com

COMMERCIAL MORTGAGES
Gaetano Coscia
(416) 850-6809 ext. 209
mortgages@cliftonblake.com

HOTEL FINANCING
Salim Gulamani
(647) 523-4949
hotels@cliftonblake.com