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Better people make better lending

We lend billions of dollars to commercial real estate projects every year. But it’s not just capital that distinguishes us. It’s the empowered nature of our workforce. Our advisors are experienced experts whose sole focus is to deliver financing strategies that enable you to achieve greater success.  

Our Better Lending culture – three decades in the making – is built on the skill that comes from pure mortgage lending.  Because we start from a position of knowledge about you, your project, and your market, we can design solutions that are fit for your purpose. And because accountability is in our nature, we meet our commitments. 

Better by design, better by nature, better for you in every corner of the country.

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Jeremy Wedgbury

Jeremy Wedgbury

Jeremy is a member of:
Commercial leadership team

Executive Vice President, Commercial Mortgages


Jeremy Wedgbury is Senior Vice President, Commercial Mortgages at First National. He is responsible for managing the mortgage origination team nationally and oversees the credit adjudication of First National’s broad product portfolio.

Prior to joining First National, Jeremy spent 14 years working with other leading commercial mortgage lenders including Manulife Financial and Merrill Lynch Financial. He has been leading First National’s origination team for the past 15 years. From 2004 to 2015, Jeremy helped the First National mortgage origination team to achieve nearly 300 per cent growth, expanding the team to include more than 30 mortgage professionals. In 2015 alone, First National’s commercial team originated $6.2 billion in commercial loans, bringing mortgages under administration to $27 billion and making First National the largest commercial lender in Canada.

Jeremy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and an Urban Land Economics Diploma (Real Estate) from the University of British Columbia. He is the Past President of the Greater Toronto Chapter of NAIOP and is a sought-after speaker for industry events.