Danny Ibrahim, KeyRate Mortgage (Canada)

principal broker and CEO

As the CEO and principal broker of KeyRate Mortgage, Danny Ibrahim’s goal is to make clients feel comfortable in the mortgage-buying process. “I believe there’s a disconnect between brokers and their clients, and KeyRate is looking to bring back that missing link,” he said. Making connections with clients is what motivated Ibrahim to get into the industry 13 years ago in California. After moving to Canada in 2011, he became a top producer at National Bank, then moved into the broker channel with Mortgage Alliance. Under that umbrella, KeyRate was recognized by CMP as a Top Brokerage in 2019. Even with this success, Ibrahim, who is also a CMP Hot List 2020 winner, decided to become independent to focus on quality over quantity. “We want to create a specialized team of top-producing agents that are fully utilizing the marketplace in Ontario and building real relationships with consumers and partners,” he said.