#64 Corey Klassen
COMPANY: Dominion Lending Centres Powerhouse House Mortgages
TOTAL VOLUME: $41,118,164
LOANS FUNDED: 136
MOST IMPORTANT DEAL:
“My best deal of 2014 was both the toughest deal and the most personally gratifying,” Klassen says. His clients had immigrated to Canada from South Korea in 2010 and opened a popular Korean restaurant, located in the same building where they resided. However, their area of Saskatoon began experiencing a revitalization, and the property owners “couldn’t sell fast enough to the highest bidder,” Klassen says. A Realtor hired to sell the couple’s building listened to their story and convinced the property owner to give them time to try to purchase the building themselves. “It took a few months to come together, but between their hard-earned savings and friends in the neighbourhood coming together to compile the remainder of the down payment, I was able to secure the mortgage through a private investor,” Klassen says.