Anthony Casa

Chairman, AIME

Anthony Casa is the founder of top mortgage brokerage Garden State Home Loans which went small mortgage broker startup in 2011 to over a billion dollars in annual fundings. Garden State Home Loans was identified as one of New Jersey Business Journal’s fastest growing businesses by focusing on being a dedicated contributor in the local communities it serves, by developing strong relationships with top real estate agents in Southern NJ and Eastern Pennsylvania, and by providing personalized high quality service to its customers which is highlighted in thousands of five star customer reviews.

In 2017, Anthony founded BRAWL which stands for Brokers Rallying Against Whole-tail Lending a grassroots movement aimed at calling out “whole-tailing” the business practice of a lender that utilizes the broker channel for customer acquisition with the purpose of repurposing that customer via its consumer direct retail channel over and over again. The BRAWL movement successfully led to systematic changes of whole-tail lending practices by many lenders in the broker channel. In 2018 HousingWire Identified Anthony as a “Rising Star” for the results the BRAWL movement was able to deliver for the mortgage broker community.

The success of the BRAWL movement resulted in over 40,000 mortgage brokers uniting in support of a new mortgage broker only focused organization the Association of Independent Mortgage Experts(AIME) an organization with a clear mission: Establish a community of independent mortgage experts by creating an association that empowers them with the tools, resources and support necessary to successfully advise consumers nationwide with their residential mortgage needs; cultivate ideas, provide exclusive benefits and impact legislative and social progress through advocacy and education.