Real Estate Financing Team

Richard Cousineau Richard Cousineau C.APP, AACI

Senior Vice President, Real Estate Financing, Canada

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Richard Cousineau joined Fiera Private Debt in 2009 and is Senior Vice President, Real Estate Financing, Canada.

He is primarily responsible for identifying and assessing financing opportunities across Canada. Backed by the members of his team, he ensures healthy and sustained growth of the portfolio by establishing partnerships with major real estate developers to finance their construction projects or the redevelopment of their real estate assets. Mr. Cousineau contributes to the success of the Real Estate Financing Fund with financing agreements entered into with key players in the industry, in addition to constantly exceeding benchmark target returns for investors.

Mr. Cousineau has more than 35 years of experience in real estate and financing. He previously worked for reputed organizations, including the Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, in investment management for Canada. He also managed a real estate financing portfolio of more than $3.5 billion for major financial institutions in Canada.

Richard Cousineau holds a Bachelor’s degree in Administration from the Université du Québec à Montréal and is a certified appraiser with the Ordre des évaluateurs agréés du Québec and the Appraisal Institute of Canada. He is also a certified real estate broker with the Organisme d’autoréglementation du courtage immobilier du Québec.

Ralph Doerr Ralph Doerr

Managing Director, Real Estate Financing

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Ralph Doerr has over 23 years of commercial lending experience in the Ontario marketplace. He joined the Real Estate Financing Team in 2018.

Mr. Doerr has worked in commercial banking at RBC, TD Canada Trust and most recently at Meridian Credit Union where he was Director and Team leader of Commercial Services. Throughout these years, he has specialized in the financing of residential and commercial projects of builders and developers, institutional borrowers and financing in the manufacturing and healthcare sectors (working capital and equipment financing). He has successfully led several major projects as well as managing a sales team. With his substantial financial experience in the real estate field, Mr. Doerr has accompanied a large number of clients in achieving their financial goals.

Ralph Doerr holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Western Ontario and a MBA from Ivey Business School.

Nadine Lehoux Nadine Lehoux

Managing Director, Real Estate Financing

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Nadine Lehoux has more than 20 years of experience in residential, commercial, infrastructure and retirement home construction financing, and joined the Real Estate Financing team in December 2010.

Recognized for her deep knowledge of the financial sector and her business development experience, Ms. Lehoux has overseen major projects that were instrumental to her career. She notably financed one of the first condominium towers built in Griffintown, a 352-unit retirement home in Quebec City and the first office building financed by Fiera Private Lending. She previously helped develop TD Canada Trust’s in-store branches in the early 2000s (Super C, Wal-Mart), and contributed to the development and growth of Fiera Private Lending and another private lender.

Over the years, her readiness to learn and to take on new challenges has led her to complete securities and OACIQ certifications. Ms. Lehoux holds a bachelor’s degree in administration from UQAM.

Pascal Ouellette Pascal Ouellette

Managing Director, Real Estate Financing

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Pascal Ouellette joined the Real Estate Financing team in 2012.

Mr. Ouellette holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration (finance) from HEC Montréal, and has almost 25 years of financing experience, including 12 years in real estate financing. Through his contributions to numerous large-scale projects, he has developed an expertise for structuring innovative and creative financing solutions. Over his career, he has managed several development teams, and more recently worked for three years at a major Canadian bank, overseeing their builder development team for Quebec.

Martin Saulnier Martin Saulnier

Managing Director, Real Estate Financing

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Martin Saulnier joined the Real Estate Financing team in July 2016.

Mr. Saulnier has more than 15 years of experience in real estate financing. He has notably held a manager position at a private investment firm, where he was involved in all aspects of the company’s operations, including partnerships, investment and financing analysis and project implementation. Mr. Saulnier also worked several years in the banking industry, in commercial real estate financing. He specializes in construction financing for large-scale residential, commercial, office, industrial and institutional projects. He is able to create financing structures that meet the needs of real estate developers, and has maintained strong business relations in the industry.

Martin Saulnier holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from HEC Montréal.