Chase Home Lending has recruited Rob Robertson to lead its home lending hiring and lending operations in the greater Washington, D.C. region. As a senior lending manager for the region, Robertson will be responsible for building Chase Home Lending's presence in the area. In a statement, Chase said that Robertson had accumulated extensive mortgage experience over 18 years in the banking and mortgage industry. Prior to joining Chase, he managed a sales team of more than 400 in the D.C. metro market area where his team ranked No.1 in market share growth year over year. "His ability to work with customers with a clear leadership vision has earned him numerous recognition opportunities and awards," Chase said, about its appointment of the former Baltimore Ravens football player.
Chase had recently announced its first major branch expansion in the Greater Washington D.C. region, where it plans to open up 70 new branches, hiring, up to 700 new employees in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. The bank has committed $4.5 billion for regional home and small business lending and affordable rental housing for the region.
“We have been doing business in the D.C. region since 1999, and we’re excited to now expand our consumer branch business here,” said Jamie Dimon, Chairman, and CEO, JPMorgan Chase. “With this will come more than just new branches. We will lend money for affordable housing, home mortgages and small business growth. We will help customers bank and save and support business clients, large and small. And we will combine the best of our business and philanthropy to help more communities benefit from regional economic growth.”
Robertson has been recruited as part of this expansion. According to Chase, "Unlike other markets, the DC area comes with many unique opportunities that require someone with an authentic and genuine love for the community. Rob has a long history with the D.C., Maryland, and Virginia markets. And before his career in banking, he played for the Baltimore Ravens. He has a very close relationship with the D.C. community and will be a great representative for Chase." Robertson will be on the ground in the city leading homebuyer seminars and helping D.C. residents achieve their goals of homeownership.