Under the direction of our Commercial, Industrial and Investment Real Estate experts, CMS Real Estate Ltd., takes a leadership position in delivering the best service and market knowledge. CMS Real Estate Ltd.’s team of very experienced and knowledgeable industry executives include:
- Gerry Macdonald, CCIM, President, Real Estate Broker & Associate, Mortgage Broker & Associate
- Maureen Macdonald, CPA, CMA, CCS, Secretary-Treasurer, Accountant, Property Manager, Associate Broker & Associate
GERRY MACDONALD SR
CCIM, President, Real Estate Broker & Associate,
Mortgage Broker & Associate.
Gerry became a Licensed Broker in 1975 and spent one year selling Residential Real Estate and two years with Terragreen Properties leasing and selling Commercial property. He joined Weber Real Estate in 1978, specializing in Commercial, Industrial Leasing, Sales and Land Assembly, primarily in the North East sector of the City.
In 1983 Gerry became involved in the incorporation of CMS Real Estate Ltd. Presently, Gerry has completed many years in Leasing and Sales of Commercial, Investment and Industrial Real Estate. Gerry currently specializes in development or re-development of commercial, industrial or residential sites. Gerry successfully completed the Certified Commercial Investment program and was awarded his Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) designation on October 15, 1988.
A CCIM designation denotes a recognized expert in the disciplines of commercial and investment real estate. A CCIM is an invaluable resource to the commercial real estate owner, investor, and user, and is among an elite corps of more than 9,000 professionals who hold the CCIM designation across North America and more than 30 countries.
Nearly 10,000 additional professionals are pursuing the CCIM designation. Only six percent of an estimated 150,000 commercial real estate practitioners hold the CCIM designation, which reflects not only the caliber of the program, but also why it is one of the most coveted and respected designations in the industry. The CCIM membership network mirrors the increasingly changing nature of the industry and includes brokers, leasing professionals, investment counselors, asset managers, appraisers, corporate real estate executives, property managers, developers, institutional investors, commercial lenders, attorneys, bankers and other allied professionals. Through this business network, CCIM members successfully complete thousands of transactions annually, representing more than $200 billion in value.
CPA, CMA, CCS
Maureen became a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) in 1986. She has over 10 years of experience as a Controller with a general contractor and developer involved in all aspects of construction, development, financing and management. Maureen has been managing multi-family residential, retail, commercial and industrial properties since 1987
Maureen is also involved as an investor, owner and developer of commercial and industrial real estate. Maureen is also a certified condominium specialist (CCS)
Maureen has been associated with CMS Real Estate Ltd. since 1983. Having successfully completed her CMA in 1986, she provided residential property management services to many of Gerry Macdonald’s clients.
She had over 10 years experience as Controller with a general contractor and developer, involved in all aspects of construction, development, financing and management.
In 1988, she joined CMS Real Estate Ltd. full time and has successfully managed numerous residential, commercial and industrial properties for over thirty years.
She has utilized her associate broker licensing to complete leasing and sales in industrial and residential areas.
Gerry has dedicated over 30 years to the mortgage lending industry. Gerry completed his Business Administration at Red River College in Winnipeg, MB, in 1976. He firmly believes that you never stop learning and has continued to upgrade his skills and training. He has completed the Canadian Securities Course and has taken many courses over the years at the University of Calgary in Commercial Real Estate Finance and International Finance at Calgary’s Mount Royal College.
Over the years Gerry has arranged many different types of financing: from a condo project in Mexico; to condo conversions; to construction financing of all types of commercial and industrial properties. Gerry has a special talent in creative financing and structuring complex financial arrangements that traditional institutions are unable to get done. He has arranged real estate tax shelters, and equity financing.
Commercial & Residential Associate
John became licensed and started his real estate career with FJR and Associates in 1977. He spent five successful years with FJR, then, transferred to Royal Lepage Commercial Division. In the three years with Royal Lepage, John worked in all areas of Commercial, Industrial and Investment Real Estate.
In 1985, he decided to specialize in the Apartment Market and joined Brydon Real Estate Ltd. Later, John acquired an interest in Brydon, and has been Investor, Owner and Developer of Commercial and Industrial Real Estate.
John joined CMS Real Estate Ltd. in December 1988 and specializes in Development and Sales of Commercial and Investment Real Estate.
GERRY MACDONALD JR.
Commercial and Residential associate
Gerry graduated from Mt. Royal University in December of 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and began working with CMS. While studying at Mt. Royal, Gerry also completed both his Real Estate Associate and Mortgage Associate courses to become fully licensed in both areas. Gerry specializes in Industrial and Commercial sales and leasing and takes pride in providing the best service possible to his clients.
Gerry is in the process of completing his CCIM education as well as pursuing a diploma from Univeristy of BC’s Sauder School of Business in Urban Land Economics.
Commercial and Residential Associate
Jessica graduated from Mount Royal University with a Bachelors of Business Administration degree. At MRU, Jessica consistently made the Dean’s honor roll and has also made the President’s honor roll.
Jessica then went on to obtain her personal training certification. She met with clients to determine their individual needs and goals and developed an action plan to meet those goals. By focusing on the needs of each individual client, Jessica was able to successfully build her own business within a corporate gym.
Jessica has been an employee of CMS Real Estate Ltd. since graduating from Mt Royal University and has since become a licensed real estate associate. Jessica’s main focus will be on Residential and Commercial Real Estate.