Fit Financial | Our Role
We work with clients to find the best commercial financing solutions that will help your business grow.
We work with lenders to help you connect with businesses that meet your client profile.
We believe that businesses finding the right financing at the right time is key to the success of individuals, businesses, and ultimately communities. We have seen businesses and developments struggle simply because they were not successful in finding the appropriate funding solution. And that's where we fit in.
Our broker team consists of experienced commercial lenders, underwriters, and developers, providing us with a unique and balanced understanding of both the needs of borrowers as well as lenders.
Are you looking for financing?
We work with each client to assess your needs and structure your request in a way that meets lending expectations in today's market.
Utilizing the information you provide, we develop a comprehensive underwriting package to ensure your potential financial partner(s) have a clear understanding of the opportunity.
We source and negotiate the optimal financing structure for your project; tapping into our extensive network of financiers.
Do you have a client that needs help?
We work with residential and commercial brokers, realtors, accountants, and many other professionals who want to see their clients succeed.
Whether your client is working on a purchase, refinance or operational debt, FIT Financial can be a source of expertise for you, and your client when dealing with commercial financing.
We are more than happy to chat about the transaction and provide insight into the financing, to help get the deal done.
We speak banker so that you don't have to.
Are you a lender?
We understand the clientele you are looking for and provide a steady stream of potential deal flow that meets your criteria.
We provide consistent, comprehensive and complete information packages—streamlining your assessment and underwriting process.
We offer assured access to all pertinent information allowing you to improve turnaround time, and increase service levels to your clients.
We speak banker to make your analysis easier.
Areas of expertise
Real estate financing (investor owned and owner occupied)
Commercial financing (operating lines, working capital solutions etc.)
Do you have experience in commercial financing?
Building Business. Building Communities.
JOSHUA KNAAK, MBA
Joshua is a financial professional with 15 years pf experience in the lending industry providing commercial financing solutions to clients throughout Western Canada. In addition to providing many local businesses access to good financing solutions through FIT Financial he is also involved in real estate development. He ha served as president of the Kamloops Chamber of Commerce and is chair of the United Way Campaign Cabinet.
Call Joshua: (250) 819-0595
PREET DHALIWAL, MBA, BSc.
Preet brings over 10 years of experience in commercial finance, entrepreneurship and technology. Prior to joining the growth story at FIT Financial, he led CIBC's Commercial Banking Portfolio deploying capital between $1-$10MM per transaction. He studied Health Sciences at UBC and completed his MBA prior to co-founding two technology startups from conception through to becoming operational. Preet enjoys time with friends and family and stays active through sports and fitness.
Call Preet: (778) 987-2701
BEN ROBERTSON, BComm
Operations Manager, Broker
Ben Robertson began working at Fit Financial in 2018 as a co-op student. In 2019 Ben graduated with a business degree from the University of Victoria, and got licensed as a Mortgage Broker. Also in 2019, Ben moved into overseeing operations of the company, including the underwriting of financing opportunities. As a licensed broker Ben also maintains his own client relationships, and his experience in underwriting allows him to communicate effectively with clients about their needs and expectations.
Call Ben: (778) 257-9951
PHIL LEEDHAM, CPA, CMA
Phil is an expert in commercial financing transactions with 20 years of experience in the lending industry. Phil is also actively involved in real estate development on Vancouver Island. Phil’s experience in development includes larger mixed use commercial and residential builds, single family, townhome, and commercial properties. Phil is passionate about finding solutions for clients and in developing strong relationships with lenders.
Call Phil: (250) 580-2636
KEITH NEILSEN, BA
BC LOWER MAINLAND
Keith’s experience includes a comprehensive range of activities in commercial mortgage finance and asset management. Keith’s commercial real estate lending history includes MIC and non-institutional lending as well as institutional / term mortgage financing. Throughout his career he has been involved in short term commercial and construction lending, “value creation” financing, comprehensive credit and proponent analysis, asset operational review and property valuation.
Call Keith: (604) 209-3930
COLE WHITE, BBA
Credit Analyst/Underwriter, Broker
Born and raised in Kamloops BC, Cole recently graduated from Thompson Rivers University in April 2020, with a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration, majoring in Finance. Cole joined FIT team in the spring of 2019 as a co-op student and has stayed on since as an Underwriter. In 2020 Cole acquired his mortgage broker license to further his financial knowledge and career goals. In his spare time, Cole enjoys the numerous outdoor activities Kamloops has to offer, including golf, kayaking, hiking, and skiing in the winter.
Call Cole: (250) 571-8844
“I've had the pleasure of working with Joshua, Phil, and their team as a client and as a real estate broker. Their professionalism and problem solving abilities have made our acquisitions that much easier. 10/10.”
BRENDAN SHAW REAL ESTATE