Marcus Tzaferis epitomizes integrity, hard work and passion in his work in the Canadian mortgage industry. He eats, sleeps and breathes mortgages and has lead MorCan Direct to the distinction of Top Independent Mortgage Brokerage in Canada for 2014. With regular appearances on CBC’s The National, Global News and CP24 for his opinions and outlook on the Canadian Real Estate and Mortgage Market, Marcus is a leader in the Canadian mortgage industry.
Marcus has been a highly motivated entrepreneur from the very beginning. With constant encouragement from his family he had several successful businesses operating before heading off to university. Marcus’s formal education started at Wilfrid Laurier University where he obtained an Honors degree in Economics and Finance. In 2002 Marcus joined MorCan Financial as the Vice-President of Sales and Marketing, where he worked closely with various lenders to build brand recognition and strengthen relationships, not only within the mortgage broker channel, but also between home-owners and investors.
In less than a decade, Marcus led MorCan Financial, now known as MorCan Direct, to achieve a portfolio of over $2 billion dollars in residential and commercial mortgage origination. Though diligence and hard work played a part in this achievement, being awarded Broker of the Year from the company every year since he started, Marcus’ gregarious, gracious and warm approach has been extremely important in his success as well.
With his education and knowledge of the industry, Marcus’ past achievements also include joining the faculty of Seneca College as a professor of the Mortgage Broker Program, and winning the Top 100 Broker award from national mortgage lenders for several years running. He also remains an active participant and member of the Canadian Association of Accredited Mortgage Professionals.
But don’t let this success in the Mortgage Industry make you think that Marcus doesn’t have time for fun. Marcus is a family man, with a strong devotion to his wife and growing family. When he is not writing his highly touted monthly newsletters from his desk in Toronto or hosting open seminars at a variety of locations, including the National Home Show and the Financial Forum, he is spending time in a few of his favorite locales such as the cobbled streets of Venice where he was married, the Greek Islands where he spent his childhood with his twin brother, or the beaches of St Barths where he practices French with his son.