Pete is responsible for sourcing the borrowing needs for the Skyline Apartment REIT, Skyline Commercial REIT and Skyline Retail REIT, as well as the financing requirements for the Skyline Group of Companies.
Pete brings a wealth of knowledge and experience within the Financial Services industry. Having moved to the UK in his mid-teens, he began his career in the life insurance and pension arena, and then added mortgage placements and investment planning for his clientele. He built his own Independent Financial Advisor brokerage in 1995, and specialized in helping high net-worth individuals mitigate their inheritance tax liabilities, using tax-efficient investment strategies. In 2003, he sold half his business to a Chartered Accountant and formed a Financial Services LLP partnership, and later sold his share and moved back to Canada. He then joined IC Funding, a successful commercial mortgage brokerage out of London Ontario, where he concentrated on building relationships with owners/developers of apartment, retail, industrial and office properties with a unique view for providing commercial mortgage financing solutions. One of his major clients was Skyline, and, with a strong understanding of its business model and financing requirements, he is honoured and thrilled to look after all future financing needs on an in-house basis.
Pete holds an Economics degree from Haywards Heath College in Sussex, England.