Draper and Kramer Mortgage
has announced the opening of a new branch in the Washington, D.C., suburb of McLean, Va. The branch and much of its staff, led by top-producing mortgage originator Chris Channell, joined the company from another local lender.
“Our team was looking for a competitive advantage in our high-loan-volume environment, and we found it at Draper and Kramer Mortgage,” said Channell, who is now Regional Vice President with Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. (DKMC). “We were impressed by the firm’s 125-year reputation, extensive range of loan products, and knowledgeable and solutions-oriented support staff, so we made the move. Our transition was seamless, and we’re already thriving here.”
Channell’s team at the McLean branch currently includes Senior Vice President of Residential Lending Van Papadopoulos, Senior Vice President of Residential Lending Phillip Baltazar, Vice President of Residential Lending Eddie Jackson, Senior Loan Officer Mike DeMar, Senior Loan Officer and Sales Manager Grace Olabosipo, Business Development Manager Jennifer Nguyen, Senior Loan Officer Ian Ford, Sales Coordinator Margie Pittman, Senior Loan Processor Kim Wayland and Loan Processor Carolina Ferreira.
“Chris and his team are a great representation of the emerging mortgage leaders and originators choosing to join our company,” said Matt Patterson, Executive Vice President of Business Development at DKMC. “We bring a strong history that has shown over the decades that DKMC is capable and progressive in meeting the demands of the marketplace. Merging the talents of individuals like Chris and his team members with our leadership here at DKMC brings sustained success.”