Mortgage Industry Leaders Join Forces Based on Common Values of Exceptional Customer Service and Community-Based Lending
ALAMO, CA– September 4, 2013 – RPM Mortgage, Inc., a leading private mortgage lender, today announced that The Logemann Group has joined the RPM family. Shelly Logemann, Josh Lemos and Megan Doonan, all formerly with Emery Financial, have partnered together to create The Logemann Group, a division of RPM Mortgage in Southern California with a new location in Newport Beach. In 2012, the three partners closed a combined 1,652 mortgage loans valuing $672,522,112.
“RPM and The Logemann Group have the same goal: provide exceptional customer service with integrity,” according to Rob Hirt, CEO of RPM Mortgage. “These qualities stand out in our industry and have been the hallmark of RPM becoming one of the largest and most trusted independent mortgage lenders in the country. The knowledge, dedication and passion of Shelly and her team blend in perfectly with the RPM family.”
The Logemann Group is the 21st branch that RPM Mortgage has opened in the past twelve months, having recently expanded into Seattle, Washington and Austin, Texas. In 2012, RPM loan agents closed more than 16,030 units for a total loan volume of $6,380,359,408. Standard & Poor’s recognized RPM as one of only four United States mortgage originators with an Above Average for 2012. Furthermore, RPM was the only privately held mortgage company to receive the Above Average ranking in all categories. With strong ties to Wall Street investors, RPM offers jumbo mortgage options on loan amounts up to $3 million that are serviced by RPM after the loans close. Year to date, these jumbo programs constitute $1 billion of RPM’s closings and the company estimates that jumbo mortgages will total $2 billion for 2013.
Prior to joining RPM, Shelly served in both vice president and executive vice president roles at Emery Financial. From 2000-2013, she funded more than 5,100 loans totaling in excess of $1.85 billion. She has been named to Origination News’ (formerly Mortgage Originator) top loan officer list every year and in the Top 100 for the last 10 years. In addition, she ranked #3 in 2011 and #8 in 2012 in the Scotsman Guide’s Top Originators’ ranking of top producing mortgage professionals. In 2011, Mortgage Executive honored Shelly as Originator of the Year. Previously, Shelly was vice president of Commercial Sales at Gateway Computer. Earlier in her career, she served on the executive management teams of Ingram Micro, Computer Associates, General Electric and CompuServe. Shelly also is actively involved in philanthropic efforts with Colette’s Children’s Home and HomeAid.
Joining Shelly at the Logemann Group are Megan Doonan and Josh Lemos. Megan has been providing real estate and mortgage services to California homeowners for more than fifteen years and has closed 1,094 loans for $466,447,535 in her career. Since she began originating loans in 2004, Megan has averaged 9.86 loans a month. Josh has been working with Shelly since entering the mortgage industry in 2002. In 2012, Josh was the sixth-highest producing loan officer in the nation. All three individuals were most recently with Emery Financial, a division of W.J. Bradley Mortgage Capital.
“Joining RPM Mortgage is a perfect fit for us and a wonderful opportunity to build our own branch backed by a company that shares our values,” said Shelly Logemann, president of The Logemann Group. “RPM combines the elite service and community focus of a boutique firm with the strength, security and stability of a large, established company. My partners and I will continue to provide the exceptional mortgage services that the Orange County community has come to expect for the past twelve years.”
“I use Shelly exclusively as my preferred loan officer due to her professionalism, experience and responsiveness,” said John Stanaland, Real Estate Agent with HÔM Sotheby’s International Realty. “When other lenders fail to secure financing for my clients, I always know that Shelly will find a loan for them. She is honest and straightforward, and at the end of the day gets the job done in an expedient manner.”
For more information, visit www.thelogemanngroup.com.
About RPM Mortgage
RPM Mortgage, Inc., based in Alamo, California, is a private, family-owned mortgage lender. Since 1986, RPM has used financial strength, knowledge, and a community focus to become one of the most trusted mortgage lenders in the industry. RPM works with borrowers, realtors, CPAs, financial planners, attorneys and financial consultants to provide homebuyers and owners with the best mortgage solutions in the market today. RPM is a retail only lender and a direct seller and servicer of Fannie Mae loans. RPM’s loan agents are specially trained to offer jumbo, conventional, FHA and VA loan programs to their customers. RPM has more than 60 branches and 800 loan agents and employees. RPM is licensed to lend in California, Nevada, Texas, Colorado, Oregon and Washington. For more information, please visit www.rpm-mtg.com, call 925-295-9300, or follow @RPMMortgage.