Isabella Constantinou’s tenure in lending has been marked by a swift ascent and notable achievements. Over 3.5 years, she has earned esteemed recognition, notably as MPA’s Rising Star for consecutive years in 2021 and 2022. A defining moment came in 2022 when she made history as the first woman, and potentially the youngest, to secure the prestigious Top Commercial Broker award from MPA. Inclusion in MPA’s 2022 Mortgage Global 100 list further acknowledged her commitment to innovation in the mortgage sector.
Continuing in 2023, her dedication was affirmed through accolades like the Commercial Broker of the Year at both the Australian Mortgage Awards and the Australian Broking Awards, and securing the FAST Aggregation Broker of the Year for 2023.
Transitioning into a broker role posed diverse challenges, from navigating the industry amidst COVID-19’s impacts to working in a predominantly male-dominated environment. As one of the few female brokers specialising solely in commercial lending in Australia, she strives to break barriers and pave the way for greater diversity in this field.
Izzy’s ethos prioritises relationships over transactions, pivotal in succeeding in commercial lending. Fostering lasting connections allows her to build trust beyond immediate deals. Amidst challenges of rising inflation and interest rates, she emphasises relationship-building, aiming to be a trusted extension of my clients’ businesses.
Her journey underscores the value of patience, perseverance, and meaningful client relationships. She’s dedicated not only to professional success but also to advocating diversity and empowering women in an industry where their representation is limited.