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Ben Cohen is the #1 originator in Illinois according to the company and has risen to become one of the top loan officers in the country. In five years, his annual loan volume jumped from $150 million to more than $1 billion in 2020. Last year he crossed the billion-dollar mark, funding a total of $1,096,420,132. He finished last year as one of the nation’s top originators according to Scotsman Guide, closing more than 2,325 loans.
“Hitting this milestone once, let alone twice, in my career is a true testament to the trust of my clients along with the sheer passion of my entire team and our referral partners,” said Cohen.
Cohen also credited his partner Mike Dye, who helped him scale his business for efficiency and simplify the mortgage experience for both our clients and employees. He also stated that Christine Lutz, the company's senior vice president of business development played a major role in this achievement, by helping his team build and sustain relationships with its real estate and corporate partners.
His client base ranges from first-time homebuyers, move-up buyers, refinancers and investors. He also participates in corporate benefit programs with businesses throughout the country.
“As our business grows, I will continue to give back and help make a difference,” said Cohen, who prioritizes charitable giving to those in his community. He and his team’s efforts support essential workers, youth schools, sports teams and various organizations including the Guaranteed Rate Foundation, Make-A-Wish® Foundation, the Jewish United Fund, Humble Design and Lemons of Love.