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Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Opens McLean, Va. Branch Led by Chris Channell

MCLEAN, VA. – (December 18, 2018) – Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp., one of the Top Mortgage Lenders in America, has announced the opening of a new branch in the Washington, D.C. suburb of McLean, Va. The branch and much of its staff, led by top-producing mortgage originator Chris Channell, joined the company from another local lender.

“Our team was looking for a competitive advantage in our high-loan-volume environment, and we found it at Draper and Kramer Mortgage,” said Regional Vice President Chris Channell. “We were impressed by the firm’s 125-year-old reputation, extensive range of loan products and knowledgeable and solutions-oriented support staff, so we made the move. Our transition was seamless, and we’re already thriving here.”

Channell, who has been in the mortgage industry since 2009, has been ranked among the top 1 percent of loan originators in the nation for loan volume by Mortgage Executive magazine. His team at the McLean branch currently includes Senior Vice President of Residential Lending Van Papadopoulos, Senior Vice President of Residential Lending Phillip Baltazar, Vice President of Residential Lending Eddie Jackson, Senior Loan Officer Mike DeMar, Senior Loan Officer and Sales Manager Grace Olabosipo, Business Development Manager Jennifer Nguyen, Senior Loan Officer Ian Ford, Sales Coordinator Margie Pittman, Senior Loan Processor Kim Wayland and Loan Processor Carolina Ferreira.

“Chris and his team are a great representation of the emerging mortgage leaders and originators choosing to join our company,” said Matt Patterson, executive vice president of business development at Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. (DKMC). “We bring a strong history that has shown over the decades that DKMC is capable and progressive in meeting the demands of the marketplace. Merging the talents of individuals like Chris and his team members with our leadership here at DKMC brings sustained success.”

The new branch is located at 8484 Westpark Drive, Suite 710 in McLean. The location joins DKMC’s existing Washington metro area branches in Rockville, Md., Tysons, Va. and Washington, D.C. proper.

Downers Grove, Ill.-based Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. is in the midst of a national recruitment and expansion push with a focus on adding new branches and loan originators in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest and Southwest regions as well as California.

About Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.:
The residential mortgage division of Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. has more than 40 branch locations and more than 350 employees nationally. The company has been named one of the Top Mortgage Lenders in America by Scotsman Guide magazine and one of the 50 Best Companies to Work For by Mortgage Executive magazine, all while maintaining an A+ BBB rating and 98% Customer Satisfaction Rating. For more information, visit www.dkmortgage.com.

About Draper and Kramer, Incorporated
Founded in 1893, Draper and Kramer, Incorporated, is celebrating 125 years as a trusted financial and property services provider with a deep commitment to people, excellence, service and integrity. Family-owned and one of the leading privately held real estate services firms in the U.S., Draper and Kramer is headquartered in Chicago with a national reach and broad offering of services. The company’s decades-long heritage has evolved over the years to meet the needs of its clients and today spans expertise in residential and commercial development, acquisition, property management and leasing; debt and equity financing for commercial properties; and residential mortgage services through affiliate Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp. Draper and Kramer provides a single source of real estate-related counsel to a diverse group of real estate investors across the U.S. including corporations; private and institutional owners and users of real estate; government agencies; condominium associations; and foundations. For more information, visit www.draperandkramer.com


For more information, contact Sarah Lyons, slyons@taylorjohnson.com, (312) 267-4520.

Regional Vice President Chris Channell of Draper and Kramer Mortgage Corp.’s McLean, Va. branch.

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