Local Mortgage Firm Has Grand Expansion Plans
John Jordan | February 2019
WHITE PLAINS—A.S.A.P. Mortgage, which is headquartered in Cortland Manor, has embarked on a significant expansion effort of late that has included the opening of new offices in New York City and White Plains and the launch of a new commercial finance division.
In addition, the company reports its intent to open additional locations in the Bronx and Dutchess County this year.
“In the past few months we have been extremely busy expanding the A.S.A.P. brand. A.S.A.P. hired seven new licensed loan originators, opened two new office locations, and has launched an entire commercial finance division,” says Irene Amato, CEO of A.S.A.P. Mortgage.
The firm expanded operations into New York City in late 2018 with the opening of a branch location at 708 Third Ave. in Manhattan. A.S.A.P. also opened another Westchester County office in January 2019 at 382 Mamaroneck Ave. in White Plains.
A grand opening for the firm’s new White Plains office is scheduled for Feb. 28 at 5 p.m. at Hudson Grille in White Plains.
Amato added that the company also hopes to secure commercial space for an office in her hometown of the Bronx this year and open an office in Fishkill (Dutchess County) with John Ferrara tabbed to lead the team as Branch Manager.
A.S.A.P. also announced the addition of seven new licensed mortgage loan originators to the firm—Vlora Shala, is a licensed mortgage loan originator and the firm’s White Plains Branch Manager; John Ferrara, is a licensed mortgage loan originator and its Dutchess Business Development Manager; Betty Jabloner is a licensed mortgage loan originator in the Cortlandt Manor branch office; Albert Abbatiello, is a licensed mortgage loan originator in the White Plains branch; Barbara Katz, is a licensed mortgage loan originator in the White Plains branch, Scott Strausser, is a licensed loan originator in the New York City branch; and Danielle Petilli, is a licensed loan originator in the Cortlandt Manor branch. Amato also announced that Elvia Duque recently transitioned from mortgage processing to mortgage loan origination.
A.S.A.P. Mortgage Corp., which was established in November of 2001 by Amato, now has five branch office locations. The firm is licensed in six states (New York, Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania).
Amato says of her firm’s growth plans, “I am truly blessed to be on this amazing journey working side by side with a team that believes in me and my vision for the company. Some say I have created an empire, to me it’s a family of true professionals doing what we love every day.”