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And Skills To Help
You Thrive


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Industry Professionals
and Peers


Supporting You With
Legal And Legislative


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Valuable Tools And
Industry News

Committed to Serving the Private Money Lending Community

Our mission at CMA is to educate, support and help private money lenders in California thrive in their business. Our ongoing educational resources and advocacy efforts have made us the leading community for industry professionals.

Focused On Your Success


We provide ongoing knowledge-based programs to help Private Money Lenders grow their business.


We support our members in protecting and preserving their day-to-day activities and business operations.


Private Money Lenders come to us for a variety of resources to help them stay informed about industry news, updates, and trends.


We provide opportunities for our members to connect and collaborate with other trusted industry professionals.


CMA hosts a variety of educational and networking events throughout the year. Our events are packed with seminars and information providing members with the latest industry trends, best business practices, and legislative news and efforts.

CMA Fall Conference

September 11-13, 2024

Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach

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CMA Learning Lab

CMA’s webinar series ‘Learning Lab’ provides members with the opportunity to get in touch real-time with industry professionals to learn and collaborate on a variety of subjects related to the private lending industry.

Learn More About Our Upcoming Webinars and Register Today!


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I started attending the California Mortgage Association when I transitioned from commercial real estate into the private lending world. And I think it’s one of the best things I ever did. The wealth of knowledge and the experience that people have here, it’s just incredible. You have people that have been in the business for 50 years. I mean, where else do you find that?”

Peter Steigleder

NAI Finance

“I joined the California Mortgage Association over 20 years ago because they provide the level of dependable education I can rely on.”

Jeff Mayne

Sonoma Equity Lending

“Just coming here and meeting with all the various owners of mortgage companies, like myself, has really helped my business tremendously and I never go home without a tidbit of information to make me more efficient and more productive.”

Rich Wachter

Wachter Investments

“Really appreciate CMA and all that it does for its members, and we love being a part of it.”

Todd Schumer

Verus Mortgage Capital

Our Members

CMA represents individuals, sole proprietorships, corporations and partnerships involved with the origination, selling, or servicing of trust deed loans. Members include those regulated by the Department of Real Estate (DRE) and by the Department of Financial Protection and Innovation (DFPI). Additionally CMA represents affiliate members who provide services to our regular members, including title, escrow and software services, among others.

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