Origination Teams

Our origination teams are leaders in the marketplace, with the expertise, experience, and resources to offer a full suite of custom financing solutions to meet the needs of our clients.

Stephen Stewart

Vice President, Mortgage Investments and Joint Ventures
Mortgage Licence #: M12002383

416-733-5609 | sstewart@centurion.ca

Mr. Stewart has over 20 years of experience in various roles in the financial services and investment industries. Most recently Mr. Stewart spent 5 years as the Chief Financial Officer of ING Bank of Canada (ING Direct), where he oversaw all aspects of finance, accounting and risk management as well as chairing the bank’s credit committee, several management committees and serving as a director of two regulated mutual fund subsidiaries. Prior to his appointment as CFO, he served as Chief Lending Officer where he oversaw the company’s commercial and retail lending departments and a mortgage book of over $20 billion. Before joining ING, Mr. Stewart was with Hudson Advisors, a private equity firm specializing in real estate debt investments and structured finance, and previously held a variety of progressive lending roles including real estate and construction financing roles with National Bank and North American Trust. He began his career with PWC. Mr. Stewart is a Chartered Accountant with a double major in management and economics from the University of Guelph. Mr. Stewart is a Trustee of Centurion REOT.

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Bob Vavaroutsos

Director, Mortgage Investments and Joint Ventures
Mortgage Licence #: M17000756

416-733-5628 | bvavaroutsos@centurion.ca

Bob has over 17 years of Canadian commercial real estate experience. He was formerly a Director in RBC’s Real Estate Finance Group, where he successfully led the growth of a construction and term mortgage loan portfolio on income producing properties, development, and construction projects. Prior to this, Bob was the lead of RBC’s branch expansion program across the Greater Toronto Region. He also worked as a real estate analyst at a national grocer, where he was responsible for market analysis, underwriting, and new store sales pro forma for the national grocer’s expansion mandate across Ontario and Western Canada. When he joined Centurion, Bob brought a comprehensive understanding of commercial real estate, mortgage origination, underwriting, and funding drawn from his years of experience at Canada’s largest financial institution and national grocer.

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David MacKinnon

Director, Mortgage Investments and Joint Ventures
Mortgage Licence #: M08007109

416-733-5627 | dmackinnon@centurion.ca

David has nearly 12 years of experience in real estate lending with a national focus on all asset classes. He was a key contributor to Equitable Bank's Commercial Finance Group, where he managed broker and partner relationships across Canada, originating nearly $450 million in new loans in 2016 that consists primarily of construction and short-term bridge opportunities. Before joining Centurion, David worked in the Canadian CMBS market with Merrill Lynch Canada and Institutional Mortgage Capital as a Senior Underwriter, responsible for analyzing, structuring, and completing due diligence on new loan opportunities through loan origination and closing. David had a short stint at RioCan REIT as a member of the company's Investment Team.

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Ryan Buzzell

Director, Mortgage Investments and Joint Ventures
Mortgage Licence #: M14000856

416-733-5629 | rbuzzell@centurion.ca

Ryan has over 15 years’ experience in real estate financing and has worked in multiple areas of the real estate lending industry.  He has held various roles such as underwriter, analyst, lender, and Mortgage Broker. In his various roles, Ryan has originated hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and has lent on all asset types in every region in Canada. Before joining Centurion, Ryan worked at IC Funding as a mortgage agent, RBC Real Estate Markets as a Senior Analyst, moving to a Senior Account Manager position. Ryan started his real estate career with GE Capital, now Genworth Financial, as a Senior Underwriter.

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Vijay Kalambi

Associate Director, Mortgage Investments and Joint Ventures
Mortgage Licence #: M17000748

416-733-5600 ext. 381 | vkilambi@centurion.ca

Vijay holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from McGill University, an MBA in Finance from Dalhousie University, and is a CFA Level III candidate. Prior to joining Centurion, Vijay worked at the Bank of Nova Scotia for two years as a Manager within their Commercial Real Estate Lending Group. In his time at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Vijay underwrote over $1 billion of construction, term, and bridge loans for all real estate asset classes and managed a loan portfolio of over $350 million. Prior to his time at the Bank of Nova Scotia, Vijay worked at Aon Hewitt as an Analyst within the company’s Investment Consulting practice where he completed investment fund research for all asset classes and provided institutional clients with investment solutions.

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Daryl Boyce

Vice President, Corporate Finance

Daryl’s investment and financing experience spans over 35 years and encompasses the management of private equity and debt financing portfolios. Most recently, Daryl was the President of Evergreen Capital Group, a consulting firm involved in providing corporate finance, business transition, as well as expansion- and succession-related advisory services to mid-market clientele. Prior to forming Evergreen, he managed the private equity portfolio of Trimel Investments Inc., with the portfolio comprising investee companies in a number of diverse sectors throughout North America. Before Trimel, Daryl held a variety of lending roles in The Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank), where he managed a senior portfolio, which included leading and arranging a variety of specialized and syndicated financing. Over the years, Daryl has acquired expertise in a variety of sectors, including consumer products, specialty pharmaceuticals, manufacturing and distribution, transportation and logistics, and professional sports. He received his Honours Bachelor of Arts in Commerce and Economics from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1981.

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