Firm Profile

Overview

As the preeminent leader in the private commercial debt space, Trez Capital serves two roles: we provide quality mid-market borrowers with access to short- and mid-term bridge financing and we raise capital by helping institutions and individuals access premium private opportunities in the real estate debt asset class.

We have a proven 20+ year track record, industry-leading low default rates, and repeat borrowers. With a foundation of discipline and exceptional execution, we have built our reputation on doing what we say, with a results-orientated approach to everything we do. We pride ourselves on our relationships and are passionate about providing exemplary client service and creating loyal and borrowers and investors, including some of Canada’s largest pension funds.

With offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Dallas, Palm Beach and Atlanta, our team of real estate and investment specialists manages a mortgage and investment portfolio of over $3 billion, and have originated more than 1,300 mortgages totaling more than $8.6 billion since inception. 

History

Trez Capital was founded by Morley Greene, a lawyer with extensive experience in the mortgage and real estate industries. While practicing law, Morley came to realize that large financial institutions weren’t meeting the needs of commercial property owners and developers. Banks often refused to adjust rigid lending criteria or responded slowly to financing opportunities, even for a borrower with a solid track record and desirable property security. Recognizing the opportunity to provide short-term financing for properties undergoing repositioning or renovation, Morley formed Trez Capital in 1997.

Trez Capital soon began to increase market share in major Canadian cities by focusing on smaller developers of high-quality properties. Borrowers appreciated our flexible terms, competitive rates and quick approvals on commercial mortgages. We also built a loyal following of private investors. Attracted by our stable returns, real-property security and extensive risk analysis, investors initially participated through syndication arrangements and later mortgage investment corporations. Canada was our first market for those investments; however, we eventually expanded into the United States.

Trez Capital has since grown to become one of the most established and respected names in mid-market commercial lending and private debt investing – an institution with a growing footprint in Canada and the United States.