Mortgage Master has announced that it is expanding its Midwest production infrastructure and brand by opening a new retail branch office in Northbrook, Ill. This is Mortgage Master’s fourth retail branch office in the Greater Chicago area and the fifth in the Midwest region.
In conjunction with the opening of its newest retail branch, Mortgage Master has hired mortgage industry veterans Jorden Brok and Brett Lotsoff as co-branch managers to lead the Northbrook office. Brok and Lotsoff, who combined have closed over $2 billion in loan volume, have a deep understanding of the regional marketplace, and significant knowledge across all mortgage products categories including a specific expertise in Jumbo loans.
In their new leadership roles, Brok and Lotsoff will continue to focus on expanding relationships with referral partners such as real estate agents, builders, accountants, and attorneys to provide borrowers with some of the lowest pricing and best in-class service in the Midwest market, they will also work with Brian Jensen Mortgage Master’s midwest regional manager to aggressively hire high quality loan officers to further build-out the branch’s production team.
“We are extremely lucky to have Jorden and Brett, both exceptional leaders and mortgage origination professionals, join Mortgage Master to build our business and brand in this important Midwest market,” said Paul Anastos, president of Mortgage Master. “Business and excitement is already building about the Northbrook office, which is off to a fast start in helping borrowers purchase or refinance a home while interest rates are still historically low. Their leadership skills will help Mortgage Master continue to deliver dynamic service and the best possible pricing to borrowers in Chicagoland and throughout the Midwest.”
Brok joins Mortgage Master with over 17 years of mortgage industry experience and a successful track record as a leading mortgage originator in Illinois having closed more than $1.1 billion in mortgage loans. During his mortgage career, Brok has worked with many of the leading mortgage companies. Most recently, Brok was a loan officer at 1st Advantage Mortgage in the Northfield, Illinois branch office. Prior to this position, Brok was a loan officer at Guaranteed Rate Inc. Brok resides in the northern suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two children.
“The opening this new branch is a fantastic opportunity not only for me, but for the Midwest region”, added Jorden Brok. “Mortgage Master is committed to offering borrowers some of best pricing and service throughout the U.S. This model, coupled with my goal of fully understanding a borrower’s goals and needs, is a perfect fit for me to continue to help clients find the right mortgage solution for their current situation for either a purchase or refinance transaction."
Lotsoff brings to Mortgage Master over 21 years of experience in the residential mortgage lending industry as a leading originator and manager. Throughout his career, he has been a top originator having closed approximately $1 billion in mortgage loans. Lotsoff joins Mortgage Master from 1st Advantage Mortgage, where he originated loans as a senior vice president and branch manager of the Northfield, Illinois branch. Previously, Lotsoff worked at Guaranteed Rate Inc. where he originated loans as a senior vice president and branch manager. Lotsoff was a senior loan officer and held management positions at other mortgage companies with leading lending operations in Illinois. Lotsoff resides in the northern suburbs of Chicago with his wife and two children.
“Jorden and I have worked together for 17 years, and we are excited to become part of one of the leading and most responsible mortgage lenders in the country. For over 25 years, Mortgage Master has been helping borrowers with the biggest financial decision of their lives – buying a home,” said Brett Lotsoff. “We have a deep knowledge of our local markets, particularly the needs of jumbo borrowers, and with Mortgage Master’s full-suite of lending solutions and exceptional operational infrastructure we can better and faster meet local borrowers’ needs when making a decision to either purchase a new house or refinance an existing one.”