Fourteen Raveis Bankers Recognized with Top 1% Mortgage Originator Award
William Raveis Real Estate, Mortgage & Insurance (WRRE), the top family-owned real estate, mortgage and insurance company in the Northeast, spanning to South Florida, announces several top national recognitions by Mortgage Executive magazine, a leading publication for mortgage originators. William Raveis Mortgage (WRM), WRRE’s award-winning mortgage division, was again named among the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in the United States. WRRE is the only privately held firm offering real estate, mortgage and insurance services under one roof to its clients, thereby creating a seamless end-to-end customer experience.
“We are proud that William Raveis Mortgage was again recognized in the top 100 in the country. What’s even more remarkable is that 50 percent of our active mortgage bankers made this prestigious Top 1% list, which just goes to show that our team consistently delivers outstanding service to our customers, even during challenging markets,” said Ryan Raveis, the president of WRM and co-president of WRRE. “We provide the most cutting-edge technology, training and financial services available to position our brokers in a different league than the competition, while still maintaining the personal touch of a family business.”
Mortgage Executive magazine recognized WRM’s Melissa Cohn among the nation’s Top 200 Mortgage Originators, as ranked by total yearly mortgage volume. Ranked at 113, Cohn closed 329 loans with a total volume of $235,324,167.
Mortgage Executive magazine also compiles a comprehensive, annual list of the nation’s top 1 percent of mortgage originators out of the hundreds of thousands mortgage originators in the United States. Cohn and 13 other WRM mortgage bankers were recognized in the top 1 percent, based on production volume. In order to be honored, mortgage originators must personally close at least $30 million in loans. The following WRM brokers received the Top 1% Mortgage Originator Award (in alphabetical order, rounded to nearest $1M, and licensed geographies):
Paul Addamo – volume $36M; 132 transactions; Conn.
Laurie Berger – volume $38M; 126 transactions; Conn.
Christopher Blum – volume $41M; 153 transactions; Conn.
Robert Bradley – volume $32M; 110 transactions; Conn.
Melissa Cohn – volume $235M; 329 transactions; Fla., Mass., N.Y., N.J., Conn.
Robert Flynn – volume $84M; 182 transactions; Mass.
Paul Hart – volume $47M; 111 transactions; Conn., N.Y.
Frank Merola – volume $43M; 129 transactions; Mass.
Jorge Rivera – volume $105M; 267 transactions; Mass., N.J., N.Y., R.I., Conn., N.H., Vt., Fla.
James Schmidt – volume $51M; 141 transactions; Mass., N.H., R.I., Fla.
Francine Silberman – volume $50M; 94 transactions; Conn., N.Y.
Brian Skelly – volume $75M; 243 transactions; Conn., N.Y., R.I., Vt.
Clifford Slater – volume $89M; 168 transactions; Mass.
Jeffrey Whitlock – volume $32M; 113 transactions; Conn.
Mortgage Executive Magazine recognizes and celebrates the service, dedication, and hard work that leading mortgage professionals put into servicing their clients during the home loan process.
A full-service mortgage lender and broker, WRM originated a company record of more than $1.2B in loans in 2020. More specifically, the company had a record-breaking month of production in October 2020, followed by an even larger month in June of this year.
WRM offers most types of mortgage products including, but not limited to, conforming 15- and 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.
William Raveis Mortgage, LLC is licensed to originate loans in Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont.