Peruse the list of award categories below. The 2018 gala takes place on May 3, 2018 at the Paramount Event Venue. Register your spot today.

The nominee for this award is a mortgage agent (or provincial equivalent) who has been in the industry for less than 24 months. The nominee does not have prior mortgage experience in any other channel, including bank experience, and has built their business through their own marketing, networking, and data base management over the past 2 years.

The nominee for this award is a new Broker Owner of a brokerage, either independent or within a franchise network, who has established a new brokerage in the past 24 months and has not been a Broker of Record in the past. The nominee would be an individual (brokerage) who has built a team over the past two years and has shown leadership in establishing the brokerage through positive relationships with lenders, associations, and the team of mortgage agents. The nominee would be new to the role of compliance and payroll.

The nominee for this award is a mortgage agent/broker who deals exclusively in commercial mortgages and has built a solid business within this field. The nominee would have completed challenging transactions that required specialty lenders or a greater insight into the businesses with which they are dealing than most other commercial brokers. For example, a broker who helps to remediate a businesses prospectus or completes transactions for single use properties.

The nominee for this award is an underwriter who continually provides exceptional service to the broker community. This person would provide clear and concise underwriting with outstanding communication, turnaround, understanding of documentation, and consideration for the client and agent/broker.

The BDM of the Year Award recognizes an individual from a lender, insurer or service provider who offers superb customer service. This individual must be proactive in educating their clients on products and/or service requirements. The recipient must demonstrate their accessibility, their understanding of their clients’ business, and how they add value to the brand they represent.

The Monoline Lender of the Year Award recognizes a company that offers outstanding products and support to the broker industry. The company must be proactive and innovative in educating the industry and helping to raise the level of professionalism among stakeholders. They must demonstrate a dedication to improving the communities they serve.

The Bank Lender of the Year Award recognizes a company that offers outstanding products and support to the broker industry. The company must be proactive and innovative in educating the industry and helping to raise the level of professionalism among stakeholders. They must demonstrate a dedication to improving the communities they serve.

The Credit Union Lender of the Year Award recognizes a company that offers outstanding products and support to the broker industry. The company must be proactive and innovative in educating the industry and helping to raise the level of professionalism among stakeholders. They must demonstrate a dedication to improving the communities they serve.

This award recognizes a supplier that has put forth a unique product which has empowered the mortgage broker channel and has expanded the mortgage broker’s ability to be competitively differentiated in the market place.

The Social Media/Marketing Campaign of the Year Award recognizes the best social media and marketing campaign by an individual agent. The award focuses on one specific campaign that has been created independently from any network marketing.

The Social Media/Marketing Campaign of the Year Award recognizes the best social media and marketing campaign by a national mortgage company. The award focuses on one specific campaign that has been created by the network for marketing nationally.

The Lifetime Achievement Award honours an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to the mortgage industry. The recipient of this award has a history of distinguished service, has made a measurable impact of pioneering and innovative efforts across the industry and is regarded as an exceptional mentor and role model by professional colleagues. This recipient has provided a service beyond the requirements of the job through offices held, committee memberships, and community charitable work. They have shown a consistent record of advocacy for the mortgage profession and a dedication to furthering mortgage education for professionals and public alike.

This award recognizes one mortgage brokerage in each of the 5 following regions – Quebec, Atlantic Provinces, Ontario, BC and Prairies (Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan). The brokerage may part of a national mortgage organization (network, franchise, brokerage, or the like) and has demonstrated the ability to succeed and grow within its respective regional market while delivering an exceptional experience for its clients and/or agents.

This award recognizes a mortgage network that is national in scope. The network has demonstrated the ability to grow and drive value for its respective broker members by way of strong leadership and management, a unique value proposition, and the ability to adapt its model to better serve it brokers while being the embodiment of professionalism.

This award recognizes a mortgage brokerage that is national in scope and oversees mortgage brokers and agents under its direct mortgage license. The brokerage has demonstrated the ability to grow and drive value for its respective broker members by way of strong leadership and management, a unique value proposition, and the ability to adapt its model to better serve it brokers while being the embodiment of professionalism. It should also demonstrate core proficiencies in key areas such as payroll, compliance and training.

The Community Service Award is awarded to an individual who has made extraordinary contributions to their community and beyond, making a significant positive impact through their time, charitable actions, volunteering, and dedication.

This award recognizes a supplier that has best demonstrated the ability to innovate and adapt to these ever-changing times by way of providing the mortgage broker channel with a uniquely competitive product and/or service to enable differentiation and a deepened value proposition.