Manuel Corral of Golden Empire Mortgage, Inc. ("GEM") Ranks #1 Top-Producing Latino Originator in the Nation

Manuel Corral, of GEM Mortgage #1 Top-Producing Latino Originator who made the 2015 list of top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators in the Nation.

Aug 07, 2015, 18:00 ET from Golden Empire Mortgage

BAKERSFIELD, Calif., Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- GEM Mortgage, a progressive, full-scale mortgage lender, announced that the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, NAHREP®, ranked Manuel Corral of GEM Mortgage #1 Top-Producing Latino Originator who made the 2015 list of top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators in the Nation.

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NAHREP® believes in the importance of recognizing hard working individuals from across the real estate industry that support homeownership in the Latino community.

"We are proud of the dedication that Latino real estate professionals put into their day-to-day business, and those who work hard to make homeownership a reality in the mortgage industry deserve recognition alongside their agent counterparts," says Gary Acosta, NAHREP Co-Founder & CEO.

NAHREP® went through the lengthy process of analyzing data based on information compiled, reflective of transactions closed during the 2014 calendar year and verified all data through a third party process. The list identified individuals whose hard work and dedication to homeownership led them to close an exceptional number of transactions.

The Top 250 Mortgage Originators will each receive special acknowledgement distinction at the 2015 NAHREP® National Convention & Latin Music Festival, and the Top 10 "Delta Force" Agents will be publicly recognized at the event's awards ceremony being held at the Chicago Hilton in downtown Chicago from September 20 – 22, 2015.

"We are proud of Manuel's accomplishments and honored to have him on GEM's team, said Rick Roper, President of GEM Mortgage. "I can't think of anyone more deserving of this outstanding recognition than Manuel."

Corral is a seasoned mortgage loan professional in the business for three decades, specializing in first-time home loans with half his book of business focused on the Latino market.  He has secured a position in the top one-percent of originators throughout the nation and firmly believes in educating borrowers in the mortgage process and homeownership to empower and inform all clients he interacts with.

Corral's mantra: "People don't care how much you know, until they know how much you care." Corral is a believer in mentorship and coaching. He is a regular speaker at mortgage summits, offering his expertise to peers seeking the next level of success. Corral ranked #92 most loans closed in Mortgage Executive's Top 200 Originators in the country for 2013. In 2014 Corral ranked #4 Top FHA Volume, #76 in Most Loans closed, #163 in Top Dollar Volume in Scotsman Guide Top Originators, from more than 1, 100 mortgage professional 's across the country and is a Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist.

Corral was among nearly 800 originators at 42 firms who were nominated for the Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators List from the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals.  The final count for those who made the list, including those who tied for positions, was 264 loan originators employed by 33 firms. Men accounted for 63 percent of the group, and women made up 37 percent. 

The 2015 Top 10 "Delta Force" Latino Mortgage Originators 

1   Manuel Corral, GEM Mortgage, Pomona, CA

2    Edward A. Hernandez, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Highland Village, TX

3    Benjamin Herrera, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, IA

4    Donald Ambrose King IV, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, IA

5    Alexander Varela, PrimeLending, Bedford, TX

6    Miguel Dominguez, PrimeLending, Sterling Heights, MI

7    Carlos Augusto Gutierrez-Villalba, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Tempe, AZ

8    Sergio Corona, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, IA

9    Natalie Navarro, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Tempe, AZ

10    Jorge Montoya, Guild Mortgage, Reno, NV

The group of 250 top producers represents a total of 22,711 closed mortgages, over $5.0 billion dollars in closed mortgages, and thirty-three different companies. Their success is a demonstration of the growing influence of Latinos in real estate, both as a profession as well as through home buying.

The continuous success of the Top 250 Latino Agents Award created a demand for recognition of success in other professions within the industry. The Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Award was conceived in 2014 to honor the positive impact mortgage professionals have in making homeownership a reality for families across the country.

About Golden Empire Mortgage

NMLS 2427 - Golden Empire Mortgage, Inc. (GEM) is a privately-held, full-scale mortgage banker with more than 70 retail branches throughout California, Arizona, Texas, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Family owned, the company and its subsidiary, GEM Mortgage, offer a wide array of mortgage products with a focus on quality, compliance, and unmatched customer service. In 2015, the company expects mortgage originations to exceed $2 billion, and for the past three years has been recognized as one of the Top Mortgage Bankers in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine. Golden Empire Mortgage was founded in 1987 and is based in Bakersfield, California. For more information, visit 1200 Discovery Drive, Ste. 300, Bakersfield, California 93309.


NAHREP® is a purpose-driven organization that is propelled by a passionate combination of entrepreneurial spirit, cultural heritage and the advocacy of its members. Our mission is to advance sustainable Hispanic homeownership. NAHREP accomplishes its mission by:

1.      Educating and empowering the real estate professionals who serve Hispanic home buyers & sellers;

2.      Advocating for public policy that supports the trade association's mission;

3.      Facilitating relationships among industry stakeholders, real estate practitioners and other housing industry professionals


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