2018 Top Producers Nos. 1-25

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2018 Top Producers Nos. 1-25


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The 2018 countdown of the National Mortgage News Top Producers list concludes with this year’s top 25 loan officers.

Mark Cohen of Cohen Financial Group is No. 1 in the 2018 Top Producers Rankings.

The results of this year’s rankings reflect a market in transition. Mortgage interest rates began to rise after the 2016 elections and as that trend continued into 2017, refinance volume fell precipitously. In response, lenders began to put more emphasis on the purchase mortgage market. Unfortunately, while consumer demand for homes showed marked improvement, a severe dearth in available inventory for sale stifled the housing market.

A new component of this year’s Top Producers program is an in-depth survey that explores how professionals are pursuing new market opportunities and contend with industry challenges. Data, insights and analysis of the results are available in a special report available here.

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Top Producers program. The rankings are open to mortgage loan officers and mortgage brokers who work at depository, nonbank and mortgage brokerage firms in the United States.

Information submitted about 2017 loan production was used to compile this year’s Top Producer Rankings. Loan officers who submitted data for the survey represent the entire spectrum of the origination business, from banks and credit unions to mortgage bankers and mortgage brokerages, and their titles range from loan officer all the way to company president.

The 2018 Top Producer rankings countdown will continue until the top 25 loan officers are revealed on April 12 and the entire list is published in a special section of the print edition of National Mortgage News.

Rank Name Company Dollar Volume Number of Loans
1 Mark Cohen Cohen Financial Group $579,577,758 541
2 Shant Banosian Guaranteed Rate $457,938,692 1129
3 Anthony Musante PNC Bank $282,768,380 307
4 Andrew Marquis Guaranteed Rate $278,529,031 646
5 Ben Cohen Guaranteed Rate $271,143,617 569
6 Risha Kilaru Guaranteed Rate $268,046,607 475
7 Michael Rodriguez Platinum Capital Mortgage $249,204,220 517
8 Ramon Walker Mount Diablo Lending $243,191,511 610
9 Julie Long Commonwealth Mortgage $237,997,029 870
10 Baret Kechian loanDepot $226,009,251 503
11 Chris Furie Insignia Mortgage $210,302,117 110
12 Damon Germanides Insignia Mortgage $204,219,150 102
13 Brian Decker loanDepot $203,773,832 583
14 Matt Andre FBC Mortgage $194,021,726 784
15 Jason Wiley Wells Fargo Home Mortgage $186,113,835 190
16 Sam Sharp Guaranteed Rate $181,000,976 587
17 Joe Caltabiano BeMortgage $180,324,574 496
18 Christopher Gallo NJ Lenders $170,076,264 435
19 Michael Borodinsky Caliber Home Loans $169,270,000 522
20 Erik Elsasser Consumer Direct Mortgage $164,334,654 627
21 Anthony Larocca Contour Mortgage $159,920,000 234
22 Houtan Hormozian Crestico Funding $158,529,802 315
23 Craig Stelzer CrossCountry Mortgage $157,815,024 518
24 Robby Oakes Corporate Investors Mortgage Group $154,945,878 556
25 Nicholas Barta Security First Financial $151,036,087 772


Austin Kilgore

Austin Kilgore

Austin Kilgore is the editor in chief of National Mortgage News.



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