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Current Responsibilities

Alison Chave leads the National Debt Capital Markets team in Canada, and is focused on providing Mortgage Brokerage and Advisory Services (Debt) to institutional and private clients nationally and internationally.

During her career, Ms. Chave solicited, underwritten or approved more than $ 5 billion in mortgages. This extensive experience provides her with deep connections to the industry and a deep understanding of different stakeholders' perspectives, allowing her to negotiate optimal financing for JLL's clients.

Alison has held a number of senior positions in several well-known companies, including Desjardins Asset Management, Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec and Otéra Capital, where she held the position of Vice President and Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining JLL, Ms. Chave held the position of Associate Vice President, Real Estate Debt, at CBRE.

Teamwork, ethics and excellence are at the forefront of every transaction.  With access to more than 100 lenders - regional, national and international – finding the right lender for each client, for an optimal outcome every time, and


The JLL Debt Capital Markets team solicits real estate financing for 1st and 2nd mortgage term loans, bridge loans, construction and mezzanine loans in all major markets in Canada, on behalf of private, public and institutional clients.

The team also provides strategic advice to clients as to optimal debt strategies, marked-to-market service and sales/acquisitions of loan portfolios.

Education and Affiliations

Alison holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Portsmouth (England) and a Certificate in Real Estate and Urban Management from Laval University. She is licensed to trade in mortgages in Quebec, Ontario and Nova Scotia and has completed requirements to be an exempt market dealer.

Alison is secretary of the Board of Trustees of Terre sans frontières, and sits on the Disciplinary Counsel of the Quebec Order of Chartered Appraisers.  She has served on various Boards and committees including the Real Estate Foundation for Kids in Montreal, OAEQ and UDI. Her commitment to the real estate industry includes past and on-going mentoring. 

Under her tenure as President of CREW MTL (Commercial Real Estate Women) Alison co-founded the Canadian CREW Conference, expanding networking opportunities to a national level.