William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate company spanning the Northeast and Florida, is pleased to announce that Jorge L. Rivera will rejoin the mortgage division as Regional Vice President of Sales for William Raveis Mortgage (WRM) for the Southwest, Conn. region, in addition to New York and Florida.
For eight years, from 2006-2014, Rivera served as one of the WRM’s top producers, closing close to $350 million in mortgages. In his new position, Rivera
will be responsible for managing a top producing team of loan officers focused on teaming up with real estate agents to obtain optimal rates and quick financing for customers. William Raveis Mortgage is a full-service mortgage lender and broker.
“We are thrilled to welcome back Jorge, who brings a tremendous wealth of industry knowledge and, most importantly, a warm heart,” said WRM President Ryan Raveis. “His experience, expertise and energy are unparalleled, and he is an undeniable asset to our team.”
With more than 22 years of experience as a mortgage banker, Rivera is recognized as one of the top bankers in the country annually with both company and national publication awards. He has been named one of the “Top 200 Originators in the U.S.” by the Scotsman Guide, “Top 1% Mortgage Originators” by Mortgage Executive, and a “Five Star Mortgage Professional” by Westchester Magazine. Sharing the same family-values credo as WRM, he is passionate about
customer service and relationship building. By studying and analyzing the economic trends associated with the mortgage market, he puts his knowledge and experience to work to find the best mortgage solution for a borrower’s personal situation.
“I am honored and super excited to be working with William Raveis Mortgage and the family of companies,” said Rivera. “A company that combines a familial, customer-centric approach to the real estate business and a desire to provide every technological tool, training and component, financial service available to support the success of the sales agents is where I want to be.”
Rivera, along with his wife and three children, lives in Southport, Conn. in a painted-lady Victorian with his formal gardens and koi pond. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Sacred Heart University and has graduate degrees from the University of New Haven and Columbia University. He is also a teacher’s assistant at Columbia University. In addition to volunteering for the Bridgeport Rescue Mission, Rivera coached the Fairfield American Little League team that played in the Little League World Series in 2017.
WRM is the only privately held firm offering mortgage and insurance services under one roof to its clients, thereby creating a seamless end-to-end customer experience. WRM offers most types of mortgage products including, but not limited to, conforming 15 & 30 year fixed rate mortgages, adjustable rate mortgages, jumbo, super jumbo, interest only, blended loans, second mortgages, Home Equity Lines of Credit, FHA, VA, CHFA and MHFA loans.
WRM was recognized in 2017 by Mortgage Executive Magazine as one of the top 100 mortgage companies in America in 2017, based on rankings of their total yearly mortgage volume. In addition, President Ryan Raveis was also recognized as one of the top 100 most influential mortgage executives for 2017.
William Raveis Mortgage, LLC is licensed to originate loans in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.