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Why Should You Become A CMA Member?

CMA is where the decision-makers are. As a CMA member, you become part of a community of professionals in the private lending industry who have decades of experience to share. Our members are the driving force behind our association and we are committed to providing them with resources and services to help them grow their business.

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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 Member Benefits

Educational Resources

The CMA provides members with a variety of educational resources throughout the year giving members the opportunity to continue learning and staying current on topics and events related to the private lending industry.

As a CMA member you will gain access to:

  • in-depth and knowledge-based webinars, and presentations
  • the CMA database of past educational resources, including documentation that serves as a valuable resource
Points of Interest Newsletter

Members have full access to CMA’s quarterly newsletter, Points of Interest, which includes:

  • informative articles written by top industry professionals
  • current events concerning the private lending industry
  • updates on legislative changes within the private lending industry
  • CMA’s most current advocacy efforts and so much more. 

Members have the opportunity to rub shoulders with experienced private money lenders at our quarterly CMA conferences. It’s an exciting time to get to know fellow CMA members who are happy to give advice and provide attendees with knowledge to help them grow their business. 

Plus, gain access to:

  • seminar notes, checklists, and documents about legislative changes
  •  the CMA  member and vendor directories, which serve as an invaluable resource for networking with peers or seeking out the service of particular affiliate members
Legislative & Regulatory Advocacy

Through proactive lobbying to our state representatives, we ensure our member and industry needs are being represented and protected. CMA is instrumental in articulating and advancing the issues and concerns that are most important to our members.

Become involved and learn more about:

  • our legislative process and how it works
  • our most recent and past advocacy efforts
  • our Political Action Committee achievements and future goals

Who Should Join CMA?

Private Money Lenders

Fund Managers

Individuals with a real estate license that want to explore private equity

Fix and flippers looking for funding and partners

Foreclosure specialists

Loan servicers

Any vendor servicing the private equity market

Membership Options

At CMA, we have membership options to fit your needs. Get recognized as an expert player and grow your business by becoming a member of the California Mortgage Association.  Review our membership options to see how CMA can help you achieve greater success for yourself and your business.

Educational Membership

$75.00 / Per Month

Our Educational Membership is open to non-threshold brokers and sales individuals (who negotiate less than 10 loans in twelve months) and individuals who wish to attend CMA seminars but are not licensed brokers. Educational Members do not have voting rights.

Regular Membership

$125.00 / Per Month

Our Regular Membership option is for any reputable individual, sole proprietorship, corporation, or partnership primarily engaged in the business of arranging, originating, selling, and/or collecting/servicing trust deed loans in the state of California. Regular Members have full voting rights.

Affiliate Membership

$500.00 / Per Year

Our Affiliate Membership option is for any reputable individual, sole proprietorship, corporation, or partnership who provides products and services that support CMA members. Affiliate Members do not have voting rights.

The Importance of Becoming A CMA Member

“I have been a member for almost six years, but I had been coming here previously for four or five years before I became a member, and when I became a member, everything changed for me. I started to meet so many people, so many vendors, and so many great resources. If you are in this industry this is the number one place to get your education on constant updates of what’s going on.”

Angelica Gardner

Asher Evan Investments

“I think CMA is a valuable, educational, and networking resource for us at Trilion Capital. I come here and I get all the latest legislative updates and if you think you know the rules of the environment where we’re working in, you’re probably wrong because the rules keep changing and we need to stay on top of that. It affects all of our planning, decision making every day. CMA has brought together a panel of experts, a lot of attorneys, and so that’s a valuable resource. So a great place to be and start and continue and grow your business.”

David Weiner

Trilion Capital

“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

ANNUAL Sponsorship Opportunities

CMA annual sponsorship gives your company the opportunity to provide year-round support and receive year-round recognition in the private lending community. 

Your business will be highlighted throughout our website and you’ll have the opportunity to sponsor a specific seminar at our events.

Membership Committee

The CMA Membership Committee connects private mortgage lenders to the CMA community and helps them take advantage of all the benefits CMA offers.

Bradley Laddusaw

Committee Co-Chair

elizabeth knight

Peter Steigleder

Committee Co-Chair

Robert Austin

Committee Member

Steve Belleville

Committee Member

elizabeth knight

Boris Dorfman

Committee Member

Teresa Excinia

Executive Director

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