Trithart's journey began as a teller

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MortgageBrokerNews is continuing its series of features on the finalists for Broker of the Year in both categories -- the under 25 employees and the 25 and over. This year’s group is the most diverse, spanning the country. Winners in both categories will be named at the Canadian Mortgage Awards Friday at the Liberty Grand in Toronto.
Finalist in the Mortgage Broker of the Year (25 Employees and Over) category
Dave Trithart, DLC, 1st Financial Link, Edmonton, Alberta
Dave Trithart began his journey with 21 years of banking experience before joining the world of commercial mortgage real estate financing.
“I began in the banking industry in 1972, a career that included positions from teller to branch manager,” says Trithart, the broker owner of DLC, 1st Financial Link in Edmonton, Alberta. “My entrepreneurial spirit led me to brokering.”
From there Trithart moved on to become founding partner with Montrose Mortgage in Edmonton in 1997, leaving the partnership five years later to join Mortgage Intelligence with his son Sean (his other son Keith being an Actuary in Calgary).
Trithart and his wife and business partner Lauren Hills have seen the business grow during a tough 2012.
“Over the past 10 years we have grown our brokerage to a team of 42, generating volumes in 2012 of $225 million,” says Trithart. “The data base and our networking are what works for us.”
Trithart takes pride in how his business has grown in 2012, despite a difficult year in the channel.
“The standout achievement of 2012 was growing our team from 18 agents and about $100 million in volume in 2011 to 42 agents and $225 million,” he says. “I am proud to admit that we have never in the past 10 years lost an agent to a competitor as I use the same approach to service with my team.”
For a full list of finalists and to reserve your place at the industry’s biggest night visit - hope you don't miss out this year!

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