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Jessica Harland is vice-president of debt and structural finance in CBRE's Calgary office.

Harland Navigates CMHC Lending Requirements

(Connect is spotlighting the inaugural winners of the Canadian Women in Real Estate Awards. In this article, we profile Jessica Harland, a finance executive in CBRE’s Calgary office.)

As the vice-president of debt and structural finance in CBRE’s Calgary office, Jessica Harland has financed approximately $6 billion in Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation-insured loans across Canada.

She has specialized in CMHC-insured financing for multi-unit rental residential properties since joining CBRE in 2018 from that federal mortgage and housing corporation, where she had most recently managed client relations in its Prairies region multi-unit underwriting segment.

Having gained more than two decades of commercial real estate, banking and finance experience, she is known for her expertise in navigating CMHC lending requirements, strong leadership and excellent communication skills. At CBRE, she has built a market-leading team.

Prior to joining CBRE and CMHC, she served as a senior credit officer and senior personal banking representative with First Calgary Financial.

She is licensed as a broker of record in Alberta and a mortgage associate in B.C.

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About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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