CMSI Pacific


With experience in numerous different types of commercial real estate and financing, CMSI Pacific’s personnel is effective and knowledgeable.

Mark Brewster began his career in commercial real estate with Morguard, after graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics at UBC in 1978. Brewster remained with Morguard for 9 years, during which he held various positions including Manager of Loan Production in Calgary and National Vice President of Business Development in Toronto. Brewster left Morguard in 1987 to pursue more entrepreneurial opportunities with Terracan Capital Corporation, a private real estate merchant bank. In 1991 he formed Bancwest Pacific, which now does business as CMSI Pacific.

Chris Ritter graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Alberta and has been in the mortgage brokerage industry for the past 25 years after leaving TD Bank in 1987. During this time, he worked with Bancorp Mortgage Ltd. and Penreal Financial Inc., where he arranged financing in excess of $200,000,000. Ritter left Penreal in 1997 to join Canada ICI Commercial Mortgages. While with Canada ICI, Mr. Ritter arranged financing in excess of $500 million annually over a four-year period. Ritter joined Brewster at CMSI Pacific in 2003, and since that time has arranged in excess of $1 billion in debt.

Morgan Brewster joined Canadian Mortgage Strategies & Investments (Pacific) in 2013. As a partner at CMSI Pacific, Morgan has been involved in the underwriting, placement, and closing of more than $1.5 Billion of commercial mortgages across all classes, including term and construction financing of retail, office, industrial and multi-family residential.. Prior to joining CMSI, Morgan was an investigator for the Financial Institutions Commission of BC, part of the Ministry of Finance.

CMSI Pacific has extensive experience with large transactions, an excellent reputation with institutional lenders and numerous substantial borrowers, and will perform with excellence in structuring and representing your interests in this transaction. We are favorably regarded in the mortgage community for our integrity and the quality of our submissions.