What We Offer
Through our three types of real estate bonds & units, investors benefit from tax efficiency, quarterly cash flow, and participation in capital appreciation or development profit secured by residential real estate. It’s a smart strategy to add real estate investment into your financial portfolio without the responsibilities of direct ownership.
Our buying strength and funding capabilities provide carefully selected developers the confidence and sales volume to accelerate project timelines. North American Home Finance gives you the ability to move your projects from conception to completion smoothly, with added resources and results.
A Worry-Free Approach to Real Estate Investments
Our real estate bonds & units safeguard investors’ capital through registered collateral mortgages. In the case of HomeBuild Bonds, there is additional protection, such as surety bonding or trust conditions, further shielding capital so investors can feel confident with their investment.
Our bonds & units are structured to provide predictable returns, whether it is a targeted preferred rate of return, profit participation, or quarterly income, to give investors clearly defined timelines and expectations. Returns are forecasted based on committed contracts and a margin of safety, providing stability and enabling better management and control of future returns, resulting in less vulnerability to market volatility.
Management’s equity is always held back until the unit & bondholder’s investments are paid in full, ensuring the dedication and motivation to achieve growth and returns in a secure, yet profitable and timely manner. Management’s funds will always come second to those of investors, putting your financial security first.
Improved Annualized Returns
Through the sound management of costs, timing, relationships and financing, our bonds & units are structured to generate returns with less exposure to volatile markets. North American Home Finance is dedicated to delivering real financial results.
FIVE BRIDGES DEVELOPMENT KELOWNA, BC
Real Estate Bonds & Units
Real estate bonds and units respond to the growing needs of investors seeking to diversify their portfolios, increase returns and manage volatility by including real estate in their investment strategies.
Our bonds and units are secure real estate investments that benefit from profit participation and come with choices in terms, growth and tax treatment.
Secured, tax-efficient development returns
RealProperty Units offer investors long-term growth and optimum tax efficiency secured against development property. Profit participation is based on the realized growth in the underlying real estate development from property appreciation as well as development profits. Approximately 75% of the return is deemed capital gains.
Short-term, secured plus growth participation
For investors seeking a short-term return in a secured investment, HomeBuild Bonds are an attractive choice. They are a more secured alternative to syndicated mortgages and limited partnerships. HomeBuild Bonds offer a priority rate of return, as well as participation in the profits generated by the real estate development.
Residential Yield Units
Quarterly income plus growth participation in a secured investment
Residential Yield Units enable investors to generate quarterly income from residential real estate without having to purchase or maintain rental property. For tax purposes, cash flow comprises both interest and distribution income treated as return of capital. In addition to quarterly income, investors also profit from the capital growth of the rental properties, which is taxed as a capital gain on redemption of the units or at maturity.
We believe homeownership offers individuals a solid foundation for financial security.
Homeowners build equity with every monthly payment, and benefit from any appreciation in the value of their home. Homeowners tend to build significantly higher net worth than non-homeowners. Expanding homeownership means more people can prosper, participate in their communities, and invest in the economy.
Our innovative home financing attracts qualified, committed homebuyers enabling us to secure favourable home pricing from developers. This alignment reduces development risk and timing while creating value for our investors.
We are dedicated to the notion that owning a home should be a choice, not a privilege. Our philosophy of expanding homeownership is one of financial security. That’s why we create financing solutions that enable homeownership with the right monthly payment and down payment options.
Bringing capital and homebuyers together to expand homeownership is not complicated. It’s just smarter.
The senior management team behind North America Home Finance brings together an exceptional range and depth of experience.
The combined performance and achievements of our leadership team represent decades of insight into every aspect of real estate development, wealth management and finance.
George Lawton, CPA, CA
George Lawton oversees financial reporting and operations for North America Home Finance Inc. His financial, accounting, and operational systems functions experience crosses a broad spectrum of technology and industrial companies. George’s tenure as a senior executive includes leading companies employing as many as 3,000 employees. He earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting from the University of Natal in Durban, South Africa. George holds the designation of Chartered Professional Accountant.
Managing Director, Development
Don Garner is an accomplished real estate development executive with over 30 years of experience. Don has been responsible for over $1.8 billion in development and construction projects. He is an expert in site and project evaluation, land planning, design, development functions, cost analysis, budgeting, project and construction management. Don oversees operations while improving efficiency and profitability using his proven project management skills
Gaylyn Lawton, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer
Ms Lawton has over 25 year’s extensive experience in all aspects of accounting; financial, statutory and management reporting; treasury; strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting; systems design and implementation; tax planning and compliance; and mergers and acquisitions. She has led organizations through stages of transformation including international sales, mergers and acquisitions and successfully achieved turnarounds, improving working capital and eliminating debt. Her professional experience includes roles as CFO of Cerelia North America, Vice President, Finance at Sierra Systems Group, Vice President Finance at WebTech Wireless (TSX: WEW), and Vice President, Finance at Seacor Environmental Inc. Ms. Lawton has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Natal, Durban. She articled with Ernst & Young in South Africa before moving to Canada and holds a CPA, CMA designation.
North America Home Finance believes success breeds success and is fortunate to be able have the support of successful individuals as part of an Advisory Board.
CEO BPK Advisors Inc.,
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Brian Kuelbs has over 20 years of experience in leadership roles at major financial institutions. His firm provides senior executive advisory services for residential and commercial real estate centric financial institutions. Brian holds a Masters of Business Administration with a specialization in Finance from the University of Notre Dame and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin– Madison with majors in Mathematics, Quantitative Analysis, and Finance.
Co-founder of Oceanelle Investments,
VICTORIA, BRITISH COLUMBIA
Ned Mahic is a co-founder of Oceanelle Investments, a boutique Investment Bank focusing on both Real Estate and Private Equity Investments. Ned began in commercial lending at one of the largest investment banks in New York. He later co-founded Oceanelle and for their first venture, partnered with a best in class operator of student housing in Canada and expanded the business from $1.4 million to $60 million in projects in less than 3 years. Ned continues to look for high growth opportunities to invest in alongside successful management who have created unique business models.
Principal, Nasim Management,
Asif Nasim is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and financial services industry expert. In his 20-year career, he has helped financial services companies expand their business, grow their brands and enter new markets. Over the past 10 years, Asif was a joint partner running a creative agency that drove brand and marketing value for over 70 financial services clients in Canada and the United States. Asif holds a BA (Economics) from Carleton University and serves on the Board of IMCA (Investment Management Consultants Association).