Sixteen mortgage professionals from across the state of Victoria were announced as winners at The Adviser’s Better Business Awards in Melbourne last night.
Broker of the Year, the night’s most coveted award, was once again given to Mark Davis of The Australian Lending & Investment Centre. The Melbourne loan writer was also named Residential Broker of the Year at the Australian Broking Awards last August.
The awards night recognised Victoria's top mortgage professionals across a range of categories.
Mr Davis also took home the title of Best Residential Broker last night, while Simon Cai of C Loans won Best Finance Broker.
The Rising Star award was given to Marshall Condon of Mortgage Choice South Yarra. The 26-year-old young gun from Melbourne’s inner suburbs wrote an impressive $102 million in loans last year, earning him a place on The Adviser’s Elite Business Writers list for 2014.
Daniel Jansen of Full Circle Home Loans claimed pole position in the Best Newcomer category.
In recognition of outstanding team work, The Finance Specialists was named Best Independent Office (fewer than five brokers), while RateOne took home the award for Best Independent Office (five brokers or more).
Aussie won gongs for Best Branded Office (Moonah) and Best New Office (Caroline Springs).
In the broker support categories, the award for Best Customer Service for an individual went to Natalie Wilcox of Think Advantage, while Empower Wealth Mortgage Advisory won the gong for the combined Best Customer Service of its office.
Pepper’s Nicole Campbell-Burns won Best Lender BDM (non-bank) and Bank of Melbourne’s Sandy Lutersz claimed the top prize for Best Lender BDM of a bank.
Best Loan Administrator went to Hume Leow of iProperty Plan while Choice Aggregation’s Chris Vellios beat some tough competition to claim the title of Best Aggregator BDM.
Last but not least, The Adviser’s Editor’s Choice award was presented to Melissa Gielnik of Smart Lending.
James Mitchell has over eight years’ experience as a financial reporter and is the editor of Wealth and Wellness at Momentum Media.
He has a sound pedigree to cover the business of mortgages and the converging financial services sector having reported for leading finance titles InvestorDaily, InvestorWeekly, Accountants Daily, ifa, Mortgage Business, Residential Property Manager, Real Estate Business, SMSF Adviser, Smart Property Investment, and The Adviser.
He has also been published in The Daily Telegraph and contributed online to FST Media and Mergermarket, part of the Financial Times Group.
James holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and an MA in Journalism.
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