Nations Lending Expands Further in the Southwest with New Albuquerque Branch

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nations Lending, a leading full-service national mortgage lender, today announced the opening of an Albuquerque branch. The branch will be helmed by industry veteran Matthew Berg, who will be managing a team of five loan officers who funded $137 million in loan volume last year. The team includes Dean Ellison, Heath Riddle, Helen Mirabal, Todd Stracener, and Joy Striyle.

Berg most recently came from Caliber Home Loans, where he served as a Branch Manager for six years. Prior to Caliber, Matt worked with Frost Mortgage Lending Group in various leadership positions.

“What drew me to Nations Lending was the company’s investment in its branches and employees,” said Matt. “Nations focuses on delivering top-of-the-line marketing support and execution, which allows lenders to focus mostly on loan production. It’s exactly the type of relationship you want from a partner.”

“Matt and his team fit perfectly with our culture at Nations,” said Corey Caster, EVP of National Production. “Not only are they a strong purchase-focused team, but they take care of their customers and fit the entrepreneurial spirit that our organization represents.”

Since its founding in 2003, Nations Lending has become one of the fastest-growing independent lenders in the country. It retains nearly 100 percent of its mortgage servicing rights – the only way it could ensure a quality end-to-end experience for borrowers.

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About Nations Lending

Nations Lending Corporation™ is one of the fastest-growing mortgage lenders in the U.S. Headquartered in the Cleveland, Ohio area, it is licensed to lend in all 50 states and employs more than 1,200 at its corporate headquarters and throughout 120 branches across the U.S. The company makes its mission of “home loans. made human.™” an integral part of its mortgage experience, offering tailored customer service and a variety of programs to suit any home buyer’s needs: FHA, VA, Conventional, Jumbo, USDA, and more. Nations is an agency-direct lender with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and Ginnie Mae and retains mortgage servicing rights on 96 percent of the loans it originates. The company is a two-time Inc. 5000 winner, which lists the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. Nations was named a top-100 lender by National Mortgage Professional Magazine; a six-time winner of Scotsman Guide’s Top Mortgage Lenders; and a Top Workplaces for Millennials winner by Fortune Magazine. Nations consistently ranks as a top IMB at National Mortgage Professional and Mortgage Executive Magazine. For more information, visit


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