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Vic Cotton, AMP

Vic Cotton, AMP

President, Avenue Financial / Broker

Vic Cotton is a commercial and business finance specialist. He holds his Accredited Mortgage Professional designation.

He is also a member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals and studied Business Administration at Red River College. With over 30 years of developing and selling businesses there are few concepts that are beyond Vic Cotton’s scope of financing.

Vic is the recipient of:

• Calgary Mortgage Professionals Commercial Mortgage Broker of The Year Finalist
• The Calgary Award for Commerce presented by the Mayor of Calgary
• The Premiers Award for Marketing presented by the Premier of Alberta
• The Most Ethical Business presented by the Better Business Bureau
• A finalist in the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Prairie region

Email Vic
Office: 587.351.0221
Fax: 403.802.6768

Jennifer A. Neal

Jennifer A. Neal

Assistant Vice President

Jennifer Neal is a Mortgage Associate with Avenue Financial. As a mortgage associate she assists home owners with all their mortgage needs. Whether it’s purchasing their first home, a rental property or refinancing their existing property, Ms. Neal is able to help. Understanding that there are many important factors in determining which mortgage product is right for her clients, Ms. Neal is able to find the mortgage that best suits her client’s needs.

Ms. Neal especially enjoys the challenge of finding a mortgage for clients who may have experienced some blemishes on their credit or have little work history.

Prior to her career in the mortgage industry, Ms. Neal worked in the Marketing and Advertising industry.

When she is not working with her clients, Jennifer enjoys camping, volunteering at community events, baking and most of all, spending time with her family and friends.

Email Jennifer
Office: 587.351.0221
Cell: 403.862.6915
Fax: 888.337.3306

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Financial Team

Alejandro Benavides

Alejandro Benavides

Senior Advisor / Mortgage Associate

Alejandro began his career in Real Estate Finance in September 2007 with one of the largest commercial lenders in Canada. As a Funding Officer he had the opportunity to be part of many Real Estate transactions, these include Multi-Family, Condo, Land Development, Retail, Recreational and Industrial projects in western Canada, the majority situated in Alberta.

After 5 years in the business, Alejandro travelled back to his home country (El Salvador) to start his own business and invest in real estate. This ambition helped create jobs and give back to his home country.

Since starting at Avenue Financial in late 2014, he has been involved in structuring construction, Land developments and business financing loans. His recent completed project consists of land loan (soon to be a 26 unit condo development) and multiple infill construction loans in Calgary, AB and Regina, SK.

Outside of work Alejandro enjoys travelling with his family, playing and coaching soccer.

Email Alejandro
Office: 587.390.2147
Cell: 403.971.7592
Fax: 403.802.6768

Alvaro Garcia

Alvaro Garcia

Mortgage Broker

Alvaro is well known for his friendly and helpful approach with clients who appreciate the professional customer service they receive.

He takes pride in a personal level of service with particular attention to a fast response to his clients’ needs. Alvaro works on your behalf to find you the mortgage that best suits your needs.

Alvaro will not only ensure that you receive the best interest rate possible, but also that you understand and obtain the mortgage product that is right for you. Serving clients in Spanish and English

Email Alvaro
Office: 587.390.2146
Cell: 403.827.8967
Fax: 403.802.6768

Claudia Martens

Claudia Martens

Mortgage Broker

With a combined 15 years of work experience, Claudia has a diverse set of skills to offer. After obtaining her Bachelor of Commerce degree, her work experience started with accounting in oil and gas and medical IT, multiple sales roles in retail sales and now a licensed mortgage broker.

With her ability to connect with diverse people from her multi-industry experience and high attention to detail, Claudia adds a unique flavor to the Avenue Financial team.

Email Claudia
Office: 403.802.6766 ext. 231
Cell: 403.462.7698
Fax: 403.802.6768