CMAs a roaring success

A great year for brokers just got even better for a select few, with the Canadian Mortgage Awards honouring some of the industry’s best and brightest stars

CMAs a roaring success
A great year for brokers just got even better for a select few, with the tenth annual Canadian Mortgage Awards honouring some of the industry’s best and brightest stars.

That included Collin Bruce of DLC Mortgage Mentors, who took home the highly sought-after Bridgewater Bank Award for Mortgage Broker of the Year (25 employees or more). It was the second year in a row Bruce won the award.

“I’m surprised every year,” he said. “This is the biggest deal in the industry. It’s just crazy.”

Gerald Soloway, Home Trust’s retiring CEO, was also honoured with the Verico Financial Group Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Mortgage Industry.
“Thank you very much,” Soloway told the hundreds in attendance. “I’m very proud and genuinely touched.”

Soloway, a pioneer in the industry and a true innovator in the alternative mortgage segment, stepped down from his post as CEO of Home Trust just three days prior. He earned a rousing round of applause from his peers. And deservedly so.

Overall, the awards cut a wide swath across the broker channel, with winners in 21 categories drawn from Vancouver to Toronto, and also smaller markets. It was produced by KMI Publishing and Events – the organization behind CMP magazine. Manulife Bank was the title sponsor.

See below for the complete list of winners.

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THE XCEED MORTGAGE CORPORATION AWARD FOR BEST MARKETING EFFORT OF THE YEAR
VERICO ACME Mortgage Professionals

THE WECANLEND.COM AWARD FOR EMPLOYER OF CHOICE
Bridgewater Bank

THE EQUITABLE BANK AWARD FOR DIVERSIFIER OF THE YEAR
First Foundation Residential Mortgages

THE SAFEBRIDGE FINANCIAL GROUP AWARD FOR BEST CUSTOMER SERVICE FROM AN INDIVIDUAL OFFICE        
DLC GLM Mortgage Group

THE CANADIAN MORTGAGE APP AWARD FOR BEST USE OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY         
CMHC

THE MORTGAGE TEACHER AWARD FOR BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE EFFORT OF THE YEAR          
Paul Therien, Centum Financial Group

THE HOME TRUST COMPANY AWARD FOR BEST ALTERNATIVE LENDING BROKER OF THE YEAR 
Andrew Roper, DLC Edge Financial

THE VECTOR FINANCIAL SERVICES LIMITED AWARD FOR BEST COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE BROKER OF THE YEAR
Brennan Wood Foundry Mortgage Capital

THE VERICO FINANCIAL GROUP AWARD FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE MORTGAGE INDUSTRY
Gerald Soloway, Home Trust

THE STREET CAPITAL FINANCIAL CORPORATION AWARD FOR MORTGAGE BROKER OF THE YEAR (FEWER THAN 25 EMPLOYEES)     
Luisa Hough, VERICO XEVA Mortgage

THE CENTUM FINANCIAL GROUP AWARD FOR BEST INDUSTRY SERVICE PROVIDER
WIMI  Women in the Mortgage Industry

THE CANADA MORTGAGE & FINANCIAL GROUP AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER, INDIVIDUAL AGENT / BROKER               
Dave Girard, Mortgage Intelligence

THE DOMINION LENDING CENTRES AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER LENDER UNDERWRITER        
Marlo Reghenas, Street Capital Financial Corporation

THE BROKER FINANCIAL GROUP AWARD FOR BEST LENDER UNDERWRITER OF THE YEAR
Angela  Froese (Molyneaux), Equitable Bank

THE SHERWOOD MORTGAGE GROUP AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER LENDER BDM
Suzy Fernandes-Arruda, Equity Financial Trust

THE INVIS/MORTGAGE INTELLIGENCE AWARD FOR BEST LENDER BDM OF THE  YEAR
Rose Butera, Home Trust Company

THE MANULIFE BANK AWARD FOR BEST NEWCOMER, MORTGAGE BROKER FIRM
Invis, SmartCap  Mortgage Professionals

THE BRIDGEWATER BANK AWARD FOR MORTGAGE BROKER OF THE YEAR (25 EMPLOYEES OR MORE)
Collin Bruce, DLC Mortgage Mentors

"THE CANADIANA FINANCIAL AWARD FOR MORTGAGE BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR (FEWER THAN 25 EMPLOYEES)
Loewen Group Mortgages

THE FCT AWARD FOR MORTGAGE BROKERAGE OF THE YEAR (25 EMPLOYEES OR MORE)
Quantus Mtg Solutions

THE D + H AWARD FOR NATIONAL BROKER NETWORK OF THE YEAR
VERICO Financial Group
 

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