Our Team
Experienced commercial real estate professionals with a strong track record of Canadian commercial mortgage origination and investment.

John Ho, President and CEO

John is one of the founding principals of IMC and has over 30 years of real estate banking and debt capital markets experience. John’s industry experience includes senior positions at Merrill Lynch’s commercial mortgage businesses from 1997 to 2009 (initially in Canada and then in the U.S.), and prior positions with J.P. Morgan, Salomon Brothers and McKinsey & Co. John holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Pennsylvania, a Masters of Business Administration from Wharton School and a Masters of Science in Computer and Information Science from the School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Robert Fitzpatrick, Managing Director Senior Relationship Manager

As a founding member of IMC and with over 25 years of international real estate mortgage banking experience, Bob was instrumental in establishing the platform and business model of IMC. Prior to IMC, Bob was responsible for Merrill Lynch’s North American real estate financing business, and developed and implemented the Merrill Lynch Global Principal Investments Asset Management platform. Bob holds a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and Economics from St. John’s University in New York City, NY.

Paul Scholz, Managing Director – Credit

Paul has 26 years of commercial mortgage banking experience and is a Canadian leader in the origination and the underwriting of commercial mortgages. Prior to IMC, Paul held positions in Merrill Lynch’s Canadian mortgage conduit and London Life. Paul has been responsible for the credit and origination of over $8.5 billion of mortgage loans at Merrill Lynch and another $3.6 billion with IMC. Paul holds an Honours Bachelor of Business & Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.

Darren Schmidt, Managing Director – Origination

Darren has over 20 years of commercial mortgage banking and capital markets experience with IMC and with prior senior positions at Merrill Lynch and Lonestar Canada. At IMC, Darren’s principal focus is the origination, underwriting, and structuring of core mortgage loans and mezzanine loans for both borrowers and investors. Prior to joining IMC, Darren gained extensive experience managing sub-performing and non-performing commercial mortgage portfolios. Darren holds a Bachelor degree in Economics from McMaster University, Hamilton, ON.

Peter Dimakarakos, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager

Peter joined Institutional Mortgage Capital in January of 2022 as Managing Director, co-Head of Origination and co-Manager of Core/Core+ Investments. Peter has more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate, capital markets and private equity. Prior to joining IMC, Peter led the real estate debt business in Canada for Fiera Real Estate Investments where he oversaw the origination, underwriting, compliance, portfolio management, credit, capital raising and operational functions for the platform. Prior to Fiera, Peter worked at Trez Capital where he was Senior Vice President and Head of Origination – Toronto. There, he led the origination team for Eastern Canada (Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, and the Maritimes), and the Northeast US. Peter holds an MBA from the Queen’s School of Business and a Specialized Honours BA in Economics from York University.

Rob Boyd, CFO/COO

Rob has over 20 years of experience in Canadian and international real estate investments, financing, and advisor mandates as an investment banker and investment manager. His industry experience includes structuring property acquisitions totaling more than $1.5 billion on behalf of institutional investors and various financings totaling $10 billion across a full range of capital markets and credit products. Prior to IMC, Rob was Managing Director and CFO of a regulated international property investment manager with AUM of $2 billion. Rob holds a BA (Honours) in Economics & Commerce from the Royal Military College of Canada and a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD (France).

Jean Monardo, Principal Broker and Senior Vice President

Jean is responsible for IMC’s closing department, and manages all loan servicing and administration for IMS, IMC’s loan servicing affiliate. She has over 30 years of commercial real estate and mortgage financing experience. Prior to joining IMC, Jean held a senior management position in the Merrill Lynch Canada mortgage conduit, and previously held positions as a senior real estate law clerk with several major Toronto law firms. Jean is IMC’s principal mortgage broker.

Charles Gamm, Vice-President – Fund Management

Charles works on the investment team for all of IMC’s managed funds. Prior to joining IMC, Charles worked for Fitch Ratings, where he was responsible for managing its Canadian business relationships. Prior to that, Charles led the Canadian structured finance team for Moody’s. Charles has nearly 25 years of commercial real estate experience. Charles holds a Honours Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario.