#66 Geoff Lee
COMPANY: Dominion Lending Centres GLM Mortgage Group
TOTAL VOLUME: $40,051,231
LOANS FUNDED: 150
MOST IMPORTANT DEAL:
“One of the most sensational stories of 2014 surrounds a client that almost had his house foreclosed based on delinquent property tax payments,” Lee says. A bank had already turned the client away for poor credit. However, the problem wasn’t credit, Lee says – “it was the bank [not] seeing past the obvious and implementing small changes that would put this client back on track.” Lee helped the client clearly define his credit issues and was able to get him refinanced to 80% LTV in a five-year mortgage at A rates, then use the equity to pay the client’s outstanding debts. “This debt consolidation not only saved his house from foreclosure, but also put an additional $2,500 per month into his pocket from consolidating his monthly credit card debt,” Lee says.
Geoff Lee founded GLM Mortgage Group in 2013, building on the standards of excellence he’s developed from more than 16 years in the real estate business. Lee also has a heart for service; in 2010, he and his wife, Kim, founded Imani Orphan Care, a nonprofit to help orphaned and abandoned children in Kenya. Some of the proceeds from every mortgage that GLM facilitates go toward Imani Orphan Care projects, including a home that houses 62 orphans.