About Us

Founded in 2011, Dorr Capital has grown to a $1.5B total loan value real estate mortgage business. The company specializes in two key lines of business: commercial mortgages and development financing. Brian Dorr created Dorr Capital when he recognized a need in the market to help developers find creative solutions for borrowing, founded in honest, trustworthy partnerships. It is our goal to open the mortgage investment market to private investors and diversify their investment portfolio as an alternative to traditional stock and bond assets. Today, our highly experienced and accredited team are your partners in bespoke commercial mortgage financing and investing opportunities.

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Dorr Capital Real Estate Mortgage Business

Our Guiding Principles

Everything we do at Dorr Capital is guided by these principles. They define our character and culture, and have been our foundation since 2011. These are the shared convictions we bring to every partnership.

Our Team

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Brian DorrPresident and Chief Executive Officer
For over 25 years, Brian has been building a career in real estate finance. He started out at CMHC, then moved to Canada ICI, CDPQ, MCAP, Quest Capital, Infrastructure Ontario and Cameron Stephens before establishing Dorr Capital in 2011. His experience in underwriting, default management, and mortgage administration, along with a sophisticated network of relationships with lenders, investors, and borrowers has been a defining factor in Dorr Capital’s success.

As the principal broker and leader in sales and origination, Brian ensures the daily operations of the company are met and approves all loan transactions prepared by his team. He holds an MBA from Niagara University in Lewiston, New York. He is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA), maintains a Certified Property Management Designation (CPM), and is licensed by FSRA as a Mortgage Broker.

Riccardo PlatiExecutive Vice-President
Riccardo delivers real estate opportunities to Dorr Capital investors, lenders and borrowers by developing unique structuring and financing terms for different projects. He has built his skills and knowledge in the real estate industry working in a mortgage investment corporation, pension fund, private developer, and most recently Infrastructure Ontario in their affordable housing program.
To date, Riccardo has structured and underwritten over $1.3 billion in debt opportunities in both construction and income-generating properties across all major real estate asset classes. He holds a BA from York University and is licensed by FSRA as a Mortgage Agent.
Dorr Capital Managing Partner Riccardo Plati
James GajdaChief Operating Officer
James brings with him over 25 years of industry experience. James has experience at Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, managing the mortgage loan insurance underwriting of a variety of complex multi-residential transactions as well as default management and real estate, restructuring insured mortgage loans and marketing multi-residential properties.

As Chief Operating Officer, he will oversee day-to-day administrative and operational functions of the business alongside carrying out the President’s vision and values for the company.

James holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University and a CA, CPA designation from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario.

Robert ShillerSenior Vice-President.
Robert has over 40 years of experience in real estate finance, and has held senior positions with large US and Canadian financial institutions and investment banks in New York, Montreal, Paris, and Toronto.

He has structured and underwritten over $3 billion worth of real estate loans, property acquisitions and loan restructurings.

Robert holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from McGill University and is licensed by FSRA as a Mortgage Broker.

Dorr Capital Managing Partner Robert Shiller
And our team/department of underwriters, loan administration, finance, business development, and investor relations.

Our Team

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Brian DorrPresident and Chief Executive Officer
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James Gajda Chief Operating Officer
James GajdaChief Operating Officer
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Rober ShillerSenior Vice-President
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Robert Shiller Senior Vice-President
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If you’re an investor looking for results-driven opportunities, or a developer seeking financing solutions for an upcoming project, reach out and let’s get to work.

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