Mortgage broker and private lender
Christine Xu was the most successful alternative broker by volume in Canada last year, and the second-highestfunding female broker. Her particular strength is working with new immigrants and those who speak Mandarin as their first language, as well as young entrepreneurs. The latter is of particular importance to her, since she owes her start in the mortgage business in part to the help that she received from a broker after she and her husband, both self-employed at the time, had been rejected for a mortgage. As a private lender, she’s also a vocal advocate for those borrowers who have fewer options available to them because they’ve been refused by A lenders, especially self-employed borrowers.