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.