LendSmart Mortgage has opened a new lending center in Scottsdale, Ariz. with additional reach in California, Colorado and Texas. The new lending center is a part of the LendSmart continued growth strategy for 2014.
“As a national retail origination platform, we offer a full range of conventional and specialty products – ranging from VA, 203K rehab loans, jumbo, manufactured housing and reverse mortgages,” said Rick Roque, a leading industry consultant and vice president of corporate development at LendSmart. “Our national retail platform is expanding aggressively in the SouthWest, under the leadership of Brian Seligmiller, as vice president of sales.”
A 14-year mortgage industry veteran, Seligmiller, manager of the lending center, provides leadership to more than 80 loan originators, processors, underwriters and administrative staff at the Southwest regional center. “We forecast closings for this location to exceed $25 million per month by the end of Q2 2014,” he said. “We are committed to measured growth without negatively affecting service levels to our network of realtors, builders and other referral partners.”
Seligmiller decided to join LendSmart because the company “closely fit the environment and principles that my people had become used to and that I expected from a company.” This including being forward thinking and considerate of new ideas while mindful of how risk could affect the business and employees.
“LendSmart is not pretentious and treats its employees as family while planning for the next level of mortgage lending success,” Seligmiller said. “With LendSmart, our focus is to create stronger community and business partnerships by offering events, professional training, continued education classes and more business opportunities to the Southwest region.”