Human resources and payroll manager
DLC Elite Lending Corp.
Location: Vancouver, BC
Fresh out of university with her MBA, Prera Bhatia joined Elite Lending at its inception. “This has been an invaluable experience that has equipped me with a comprehensive understanding of the mortgage industry, as well as the needs of the broker community and their clients,” she says.
When Bhatia joined Elite, the brokerage had just five employees; today, the team is more than 40 brokers strong. As part of the management team, Bhatia handles all of the company’s human resource and financial needs while supporting its brokers. Her efforts have helped Elite become a finalist for Brokerage of the Year at the 2019 Canadian Mortgage Awards, as well as a CMP Top Brokerage in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and a Top Mortgage Workplace in 2019 and 2020.
In addition to her daily responsibilities, Bhatia leads her team on initiatives to help others in the industry, including educational webinars via the brokerage’s Elite Success Institute. She also gives back to the industry by serving as one of the directors of Elite Lending’s philanthropy arm, Elite Cares.