COVER STORY: YOUNG GUNS BRYAN BAKER AGE: 31 MORTGAGE PROFESSIONAL INVIS MORTGAGE INTELLIGENCE Bryan Baker takes a unique approach to building his business, focusing exclusively on referrals from financial planners. Baker works with financial advisors to accelerate their clients’ financial plans through more efficient debt and cash-flow management. His approach seems to be working – Baker doubled his volume in 2014, and is building a team that will follow the same system. That team has already been recognized as one of the top small teams in the Prairies.
STEVEN LEVINE AGE: 30 AGENCY EXECUTIVE OFFICER TRUE NORTH MORTGAGE Steven Levine has been on fire since he entered the industry. He won the Canadian Mortgage Award for Best Newcomer in 2013 and was a finalist in the same category in 2014. He was also a CMP Young Gun in 2014, as well as a finalist for the 2015 CMA for Mortgage Broker of the Year (25 Employees or More).
CRAIG POSNIKOFF ADIL MAWJI AGE: 30 PRESIDENT AMBA At just 30 years old, Adil Mawji is president of the Alberta Mortgage Brokers Association, leading the charge to advocate for brokers’ interests in the province. He’s also quite a producer in his own right, placing among CMP’s Top 75 Brokers for the last four years. Last year, he racked up a volume of $56 million. Mawji is also very involved in the Ismaili community, organizing events, giving free financial counselling to those in need and driving seniors to the mosque several times per week.
AGE: 29 COMMERCIAL MORTGAGE BROKER DOMINION LENDING CENTRES COMMERCIAL CAPITAL Although he’s been a mortgage professional for just three years, Craig Posnikoff literally grew up in the business – his family has been in the industry for more than 40 years. That immersion in mortgages has served him well, according to DLC Commercial Capital president David Beckingham. “At such a young age, he has completed many multimillion-dollar construction loans – a scenario that many seasoned commercial mortgage brokers could not even handle – the largest of which was $24 million,” Beckingham says. “To say the least, I’m proud to have him as one of our brokers representing the Dominion commercial brand.”