An educator, experienced mortgage professional, published author, active mortgage industry participant, Blair is a champion of numerous mortgage education initiatives in corporate, and online arenas. Blair is the Principal Broker at Anderson Associates Mortgage Brokers in Hamilton, Ontario. He is also a Professor at the Real Estate and Mortgage Institute of Canada.
A veteran of the Canadian residential mortgage industry, Blair was recognized by the International Quality & Productivity Centre in 2000 for his early pioneer work using the internet, and was a keynote speaker at the first ever Canadian conference of its kind – NetMortgage Canada. At the 2013 and 2014 Canada Mortgage Awards, Blair was a finalist in the “Best Internet Presence” category, as founder of the industry’s social network/marketing platform, www.MortgageResource.ca. In 2016 Anderson Associates was voted one of the top 13 independent brokerages in Canada by Canadian Mortgage Professional.
“I love what I do, and the opportunities it has given me both professionally and in my personal life. For example, on my 50th birthday, I was able to travel to Hawaii with my ohana (family). Among the many beautiful attractions Hawaii has to offer, we all really enjoyed this early morning ascent to the top of Mt. Haleakala to watch the sunrise. Well worth the early start that morning. In ancient times the summit of the great mountain was only for the kahuna (priests) and their haumana (students) where they lived and studied initiation rites and practices. Haleakala is a sacred place, and I feel blessed to have been there.”