Sam Perera  MBA, CAIA, CF, MBI


Sam Perera is the founder of Abacus North and leads all mortgage banking and direct lending engagements. His primary responsibilities include structuring, negotiation, and monitoring real-estate related debt products. Extensive knowledge in a variety of industries including real–estate, manufacturing, mining, lumber, agriculture, technology, services industries and consumer products. Before founding Abacus North, Sam held senior finance roles at HSBC Bank Canada, BMO Bank of Montreal and Noverra Capital Partners. Deal experience includes mergers & acquisitions financing, cash-flow lending, hybrid debt products, construction financing, expansion capital, mezzanine financing and the public markets.


Educational background includes a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and MBA (Finance) from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. Sam has a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst designation (CAIA), Corporate Finance designation from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada and MBI (Mortgage Broker Institute). His interests include travelling, hockey, cricket, soccer, jazz music and is engaged in an active lifestyle.

AJ Dealwis 

Vice President

AJ Dealwis is Vice President at Abacus North. His responsibilities include organizational developments, brand management, quality control and strategic growth, both in the US and Canada. AJ is experienced in identifying business efficiencies, process improvement opportunities and analysing real-estate transactions.


AJ has over 10 years of experience in operations and business process management for National Securities, a Broker Dealer based in Los Angeles and New York City. AJ also helped co-found California Preschool Brokers; a business brokerage company that specializes in the valuations, purchase and sale of privately owned pre-school businesses and/or properties within the State of California. His interests are travelling, playing squash, golf, basketball, cricket, and tennis.

Brittany Bonifacio

Senior Associate - Real Estate Finance

Brittany Bonifacio is a Real Estate Finance Associate at Abacus North. Her responsibilities include project financing, financial and market analysis, research for potential land sales, acquisitions and development opportunities. 


Before joining Abacus North, Brittany worked at Connor, Clark & Lunn as a portfolio operations specialist where she oversaw the private capital pooled fund trading and fund operations. Prior to this, Brittany was an Investor Relations Associate at AP Capital, a Canadian Mortgage Investment Corp. and Asset Manager in Vancouver.  Brittany holds a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in Accounting from the University of Western Ontario. Her Interest include being outdoors. running, travelling and reading. 

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