Gavin Ekstrom

Regional Area Manager Citywide Home Loans NMLS# 220170
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When you think top producing Mortgage Professional, think Gavin Ekstrom. Gavin has been a leading Mortgage expert since his first year in business, to the tune of $500 million in residential loans over his 25-year career. Gavin will tell you the key to his success has been: Teamwork! Driven by his passion for superior customer service, Gavin has built team that is known throughout Denver for consistently delivering the area’s best home buying experience. Gavin prides himself in keeping all parties satisfied and informed through the entire loan process; and closing on-time every time!

Equal Housing Lender
Corp. NMLS # 67180
Aug 28, 2017
Loan Officer
I joined Gavin's team and Citywide Home Loans in September 2013, and will say this was the best career decision I've made. His commitment to strive for excellence and dedication to help everyone around him grow to their full potential is amazing. He truly prides himself on making this the best work place in Denver and has the accolades to back it up. I can honestly say he is the best leader I've ever had.

When I joined him in 2013, I left the modular home industry and joined his team with no experience. He started me out as a Direct Marketing Specialist focusing on recruiting Top Real Estate Agents and Top Loan Officers in our industry. For six months he had me pound the phones and this allowed me to get rid of any phone reluctance. Over the next 4 years he took me under his wing and taught me the best practices on how to be a successful Loan Officer. This year, we had a goal of me starting my own team, and he continues to mentor me on the best leadership practices.

I am truly grateful for Gavin giving me the opportunity to work for him and can't thank him enough for taking me under his wing and pushing me to my full potential!

If you strive to surround yourself with the best of the best in the industry I would highly recommend joining forces with Gavin Ekstrom and Citywide Home Loans! He will take you and your business to the next level!
Aug 25, 2017
Licensed Loan Officer Assistant
I feel very fortunate to work for Citywide Home Loans. Gavin is an exceptional leader and I enjoy his passion and enthusiasm for the business. I would recommend Citywide to anyone looking to join a team that values and recognizes its employees.
Aug 25, 2017
Jr. Loan Officer
I appreciate everything that Gavin has done for me and still does. Not only did he and his team help me see the vision of purchase my first home but actually making it a reality. Not only was I able to purchase with his team he also gave me the opportunity to be a part of the team and this great company "Citywide Home Loans" to start a new career. Just simply giving me the opportunity to start in a new field but also coach me to be great at what I do. He is not only a great business man but a great leader to those he comes in contact with. I will forever be thankful!
Aug 25, 2017
Branch Manager Northern Colorado
Gavin is a leader that inspires his Citywide team, co-workers, friends and affiliates to be champions in life! He creates a working environment where it is exciting to go to work and mentors us to improve personally and professionally while bringing added value to everyone we work with.

Gavin has an energy and excitement for life that makes it fun to be in the lending business. When you are in his presence, you are inspired and challenged to be the best in the business. He takes the time to mentor and share his experience in a professional coaching environment on a daily basis through so many different means of teaching.

The culture of Citywide still maintains its original small company roots while expanding to cover over 35 states with over 900 employees. We are voted best workplace year after year by our employees. What do most people say? "Excellence starts at the top!"

If you are looking for an experience to enjoy working in the mortgage lending business, learn skills to motivate people around you and increase your personal production while working with top notch people in this industry then Gavin Ekstrom and Citywide Home Loans is your place!

Aug 25, 2017
Direct Marketing Specialist
Gavin profoundly had an effect on my outlook of leadership. He is beside his team rather than above them. He simply breathes life into the people that are near him. Never have I felt this lucky to know I have management that has my back and wants me to come up with them. His team is a family and its built that way by design. The care we have for each other extends into the work that we do for our clients. Thank you for everything you have taught me Gavin!
Aug 25, 2017
Loan Officer
Great Experience, highly recommended.
Aug 25, 2017
Quality control analyst 2
Gavin is excellent in what he does and always puts the borrower first and provides exceptional knowledge and service to them.
Aug 25, 2017
Direct marketing
Before joining Citywide Home Loans I had the pleasure of sitting in on numerous meetings conducted by Gavin. I have been around so many great leaders from my college baseball coach all the way to some of my early mentors in sales yet just after sitting in on one team meeting with Gavin I knew that he was a different type of leader! He goes above and beyond what any leader I have been around has ever done for his team. He not only cares about myself but he also cares about my family. I highly recommend Gavin whether as a leader in your professional career or as your loan officer he will always act in your best interest!
Aug 25, 2017
Loan Officer Assistant
Gavin is a great leader, showing interest and involvement in his staff and the day-to-day operations each of us has to contend with. I have worked for several large corporate structures and have never had the experience of having a Regional Manager who takes such a hands on interest in each individual in his company and makes team work a personal goal. Its very refreshing and I plan on staying with Citywide for a very long time, simply because my management staff is so amazing!
Aug 25, 2017
Loan Officer Assistant
I was in a different industry for 10 years before I got laid off. When I was looking to start a new career Gavin and his team gave me to opportunity to begin at Citywide Home Loans. I am so grateful that he gave me the opportunity to learn the industry and grow within Citywide Home Loans.
Aug 25, 2017
Secured Funds Coordinator
I have worked for Gavin and Citywide Homes loans for 3 years now. Gavin is the go to person for knowledge within this tough Mortgage industry. With his experience and knowledge he has grown the Colorado branch beyond expectation. I am blessed and please to work for him and the company he has grown.
Aug 22, 2017
Loan Officer Assistant
Working in my sales and operational support role at Citywide Home Loans has been a great experience from the start. I have really appreciated my managers and colleagues here being genuinely interested in my professional development, personal well-being and overall success. With easy access to management and other resources for questions or consultation on loans and continued training and support, I have been able to quickly build my mortgage knowledge and abilities in the industry. I am grateful and honored to be a part of such a well-run and organized industry-leading Mortgage Bank.
Aug 22, 2017
Loan Officer/Team Lead
I've been lucky enough work for Citywide Home Loans since 2013 and have not looked back (or elsewhere). Under Gavin's leadership this region has seen continual growth and record setting production largely due to his relentless effort. Whether it's training, turn-times, new products, motivation or culture Gavin's focus has always been on giving his employees the tools needed for success and it shows every day.
Aug 22, 2017
Loan Officer
Working on Gavin's team at Citywide Home Loans for the last two years has been a very rewarding experience! He is an amazing individual with exceptional leadership skills and a true visionary that is constantly striving to transform the lives of his employees as well as his clients with professionalism, integrity and care. He has created a strong and healthy organizational culture that would enable any individual aspiring a career in the mortgage industry to be the best they can be!
Aug 22, 2017
Working for Gavin and Citywide Home Loans has truly been a life changing experience! Gavin is a true example of a leader. He has shown day in and day out that his team means more to him then just simple employees, he has invested so much in them because he truly enjoys seeing them grow. Although he is a VERY busy man he finds the way to always have time for us. If a job is what you’re looking for this isn’t the place for you, but if a change of lifestyle and a leader who is going to do all in his power to help you achieve your true potential is what you’re looking for, look no further! Gavin is one of the best in the business and I am proud to be a part of his team!
Aug 22, 2017
Underwriter
Gavin shows a sincere interest in his clients and his employees. He is always striving to find solutions to the ever changing mortgage industry and the lives of those who surround him. Gavin is committed and promotes strong support of the company's mission and vision.
Aug 22, 2017
Branch Reception
After spending years working 24/7, I knew I was ready to embark on a new career. When looking for a position, I looked for a family oriented environment, excellent benefits, and a place that I could call home. I’m extremely lucky that I was able to find everything I was looking for. Citywide has welcomed me with open arms, and has given me the opportunity to advance.

Gavin, our regional manager, takes time to get to know you on a personal level. No matter how busy Gavin may be, he will take the time to talk to you and invest in you. He is an exceptional manager who is extremely talented when it comes to coaching peers, and leading by example. Not only is Gavin focused on client appreciation, he creates company events and happy hours for all employees. Having a manager who deeply cares about his employees makes all the difference in the world. Thank you, Gavin!
Aug 22, 2017
Senior Loan Officer
I have known Gavin for almost 6 years and have been with his organization for almost 2 years . He is truly a superstar in the industry. There are very few people in the country that can successfully run a branch of this size and a team for his personal production. He is the true rare breed in the industry to do it. On a personal level, Gavin has been instrumental in my development from being a single loan officer doing it all to developing a team so that I can operate at a higher level. He has helped me, and continues to help me evolve from a high performer to a leader of people. I also love the in house operations he has built to support my business. We always talk about how we get it done on time and pretty - and that is the truth.
Aug 22, 2017
Underwriter
I'm excited to say I have worked for Citywide Home Loans for 5 yrs and Gavin Ekstrom is the reason I came, and the reason I've stayed. He genuinely cares about his employees, their goals and their happiness. He is supportive of anyone who desires to advance in their careers and offers advice on how to succeed. From the first time I met Gavin, I've said that he always finds a way to get things done.
Aug 22, 2017
Closer
Gavin is the Regional Manager for Citywide. He is very professional and ethical. The leadership that Gavin gives employees is second to none. I very much admire and enjoy working for Gavin Ekstrom.
Aug 22, 2017
Loan Officer
I joined Citywide 5 years ago after finding I had stalled at my previous company. I was looking for guidance and motivation as well as a fun work environment. I work best for the most part when I am left alone to run my team within the structure of the larger company. Gavin accommodation of my style of work and his ability to adapt to his people's different needs make him a great leader. He knows when to push and when to let you work. He has also hired a great support staff so i always have someone for help or answers. Gavin has endless energy, he is professional and fun at the same time. He makes the effort to make each of his team members feel important. I am grateful to have meet Gavin and had the opportunity to work with him.
Aug 21, 2017
Branch Manager
I joined the Citywide a little over 2 months ago and I can honestly say it was the best decision I ever made!! The company is great to work for and Gavin is a great manager. He's very supportive and knowledgeable. Everyone is awesome and I'm so happy to be apart of the Citywide team!!
Aug 21, 2017
Engineering system analyst
Citywide home loans & Gavin Ekstrom?
I am so blessed to be a part of Gavin’s Team.
Citywide handled my personal home loan.
…Simply Amazing
Aug 21, 2017
Loan Officer
Gavin and I spoke in late 2014 when I was looking around at the industry and knew I needed a versatile and high powered company to support me getting where I wanted to go as a loan officer. It's been the best employment decision I made since getting into the business.

The company is fully behind it's staff at every level. As a loan officer, I get the support at all stages of the loan process. The confidence to tell business partners and borrowers that we have control over the whole life cycle of a loan from the processing, underwriting and the funding of the transaction gives them the piece of mind knowing they are in great hands with Citywide.

The management is always looking for ways to improve and innovate and they are sincerely engaged in the employee's experience both inside and outside the office.

If your a loan officer looking for a company to support you and help elevate your career, you owe it to yourself to look hard at working for Citywide Home Loans. Tell them Doug Ramsey sent you.
Aug 21, 2017
Buisness Development
I have been on Gavin's team for over a year and it did not take me long to realize that Gavin is an incredible leader! I have been fortunate enough to be apart of the growth of a brand new team he started with only a couple of people to now over a dozen. He is very involved in our team and is constantly improving our processes. He genuinely cares about your professional and personal growth!