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Victoria’s best brokers revealed

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The top brokers, brokerages, lender BDMs and loan administrators of Victoria have been crowned at The Adviser’s Better Business Awards in Melbourne.

The awards were held last night at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Mark Davis of The Australian Lending & Investment Centre (ALIC) took out the top spot of Broker of the Year as well as Best Residential Broker for the third year running.

Mr Davis was previously named Broker of the Year in 2015 and 2014.


Meanwhile, his colleague and broker Natasha Choi was named Best Newcomer on the night.

Astute Financial Melbourne City South/Gippsland also took home two awards, one for Best Regional Office, and one for Josh Egan as Best Regional Broker.

Centum Mortgage Group followed suit with two gongs: one for Best New Office and one for Cherry Wang as Best Loan Administrator.

Best Finance Broker was awarded to Intuitive Finance’s Andrew Mirams, Best Commercial Broker went to Frank Durso of AUS Finance Group and Brett Gavaghan of Entourage Finance was crowned Rising Star.

BDMs from AFM, Bankwest and Loan Market were also recognised for their achievements throughout the year.


The full list of Victoria Better Business Awards winners is available now.

Better Business Summit

The Better Business Awards followed on from the Better Business Summit, which is visiting five capital cities across Australia.

The event will next visit Adelaide (9 March) and Perth (16 March).

Partnered by NAB, the Better Business Summit is jam-packed full of practical business tools, training and business intelligence to help brokers build a more productive and profitable business

Brokers will hear from the founder of one of Australia’s leading health and fitness brands, Michelle Bridges, as she leads a fascinating session on how she has built her brand and navigated roadblocks to create more sales opportunities and convert more deals.

Ms Bridges, who has previously praised the value of mortgage brokers, will also reveal how business leaders can perfect their profile, positioning and pitch to win more clients, more frequently.

In the afternoon, brokers will hear from neuro-linguistic programming expert and bestselling author Chris Helder, who will reveal the power of “useful belief” and impart real-world sales advice in a high-energy session that will teach brokers tactics for following up leads and closing more leads.

Leading economist Stephen Koukoulas will also provide attendees with key property and market information to help brokers give sage economic and financial advice to their clients, while marketing guru Beth Powell will unveil marketing tips and four simple steps that will help boost the efficacy of digital marketing campaigns.

Brokers will also hear from James O’Loghlin, host of the ABC’s TV show The New Inventors, to learn more about fintech and how to create a lasting point of difference, and how brokers can innovate to be at the top of their game.

With limited tickets remaining, book your seat now to make sure you don’t miss out.

[Related: The best brokers in NSW revealed

Victoria’s best brokers revealed
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