Gateway Mortgage Group, a privately held mortgage company offering originations, servicing and correspondent lending, has entered the Louisiana market with a new retail branch located at 4404 Saint Peters Street in New Orleans. Gateway is based in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The new office will be lead by industry veteran Judy Pelitere, who most recently served as president of Gulf Coast Bank’s mortgage division. Pelitere has also served as president of the New Orleans Mortgage Bankers Association and is a board member of the Louisiana Mortgage Bankers Association.
“By joining Gateway, we are given the support and commitment necessary to better serve homeowners and offer borrowers more options,” said Pelitere. “We are excited to spearhead the Louisiana expansion with the first retail branch in the state, and look forward to bringing the Gateway difference to our customers and referral partners.”
“Gateway continues to act on its strategic development plan and grow at an exponential rate by entering new markets,” said Jennifer Neff, regional vice president of Gateway Mortgage Group. “We have no doubt that Judy and her team will represent Gateway in the best manner possible while providing the community and borrowers with excellent service and loan solutions.”
Founded in 2000, Gateway currently services more than $5.0 billion in residential mortgages.