Troy-based United Wholesale Mortgage, one of the nation’s fastest growing wholesale lenders, has become the No. 1 wholesale lender in the country in origination volume as ranked by industry watchdog Mortgagestats.com for the third quarter of 2013. UWM, the wholesale arm of United Shore Financial Services, has been growing at a rapid rate over the past several years and has now achieved the top slot for the first time ever with a 29 percent increase in originations compared to the third quarter of 2012.
“At UWM, we combined the best team in the mortgage industry with the best mortgage brokers in nation,” Mat Ishbia, president of UWM and president/CEO of USFS, said. “That shared commitment to world class customer service has helped us to this victory and, with continued hard work, will enable sustained success.”
In 2013, parent company USFS moved more than 1,200 employees into a new headquarters with more than 140,000 square feet of office space at 1414 E Maple Rd. in Troy. For UWM, the centralization of its divisions and employees has aided greatly in creating an efficient and rewarding work environment that is conducive to collaboration and expansion.
USFS headquarters features many amenities to retain and attract talent including an expanded cafeteria, state-of-the-art workout fitness center, dry cleaning pick-up/drop-off services, Starbucks, valet parking, 24-hour self-serve convenience store, and modern designs normally associated with a high-tech Silicon Valley company.
UWM has been named a Top 25 Tech-Savvy Lender by Mortgage Technology magazine three years in a row for the leading-edge software it continues to develop.
To kick off 2014 and celebrate its No. 1 ranking, USFS is holding activities at its Troy headquarters throughout the week.