Renovation lending leader names Southeast regional sales manager

by Kim Burgess28 Feb 2018

HomeBridge Financial Services, Inc. has promoted Jamie Zeitz to the newly created position of renovation producing area sales manager for the Southeast region.

Zeitz joined HomeBridge Financial in 2012 and has received numerous industry accolades, including multiple promotions. In his new role, Zeitz will focus on expanding HomeBridge’s renovation business throughout the Southeast, including within his home state of Florida.

Along with overseeing the recruitment of mortgage loan originators, Zeitz will develop a mentorship program designed to help other HomeBridge associates promote renovation lending in their markets. He will also lead the production of regional events to educate realtors and borrowers on the advantages of renovation mortgages.

HomeBridge began emphasizing renovation lending in 2011 with the launch of the Renovation Concierge Service, an internal department. By 2013, HomeBridge was ranked among the top five mortgage lenders in the country for these loans, advancing to second largest renovation lender in the country at the end of 2016, then rising to number one at the end of 2017.

“Renovation mortgage products have been sought-after loans in housing markets across the country, but many lenders don’t have the infrastructure to offer them with confidence to homebuyers,” Zeitz said. “HomeBridge has seen overwhelming success in the renovation mortgage space because it provides mortgage loan originators with the tools and support they need to help borrowers make the most of these loans.”

“Education, infrastructure, and marketing are critical to the success of anyone looking to take advantage of the power that renovation mortgages can provide,” said Steve Marshall, HomeBridge’s national director of renovation lending. “Jamie believed in these loans before he joined HomeBridge, and the multiple promotions he’s received in the last six years are a testament to his prowess in the renovation mortgage space.”

HomeBridge funded more than $13 billion in home loans in 2017. It is licensed in 49 states and Washington, D.C. and employs more than 2,500 associates in 200 offices nationwide.

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