nickweberCastle & Cooke Mortgage Branch Manager Nick Weber was recently nominated for the Mortgage Loan Originator of the Year award by the Arizona Journal of Real Estate & Business (AREB). Weber was one of only nine mortgage loan originators who made it to the publication’s final vote.

“To be included as a nominee for AREB’s MLO of the Year was an amazing honor for me. It was such a great experience to be surrounded by like-minded professionals who are also giving back to our community and are dedicated to this industry,” Weber said. “The award winner and nominees are well deserving and due a sincere congratulations.”

Weber is Branch Manager for Castle & Cooke Mortgages Tempe, Arizona location. He is involved in several community organizations including: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona; Go Red for Women and The American Heart Association; Arizona State University Alumni Association; and Thunderbird School of Global Management Alumni Association.

Weber is also an ambassador for the Thunderbird School of Global Management; a Blue Ribbon Affiliate with the South East Valley Regional Association of Realtors (SEVRAR); Vice Chair of the 2014 SEVRAR Realtor Expo; and Chair of the 2015 SEVRAR Realtor Expo.

The nominees and winner for the Mortgage Loan Originator of the Year award were chosen based on community service, industry participation and production volume.

The winner was Paul Volpe of NOVA Home Loans, who is the no. 1 producer in Arizona and no. 3 in the country for 2014, according to mortgage trade publication The Scotsman Guide. Other nominees include: Rachelle Coffey of Homeowners Financial Group, Lisa Davey of Washington Federal, Ron Duranti of Peoples Mortgage, Alisa Glutz of Cherry Creek Mortgage, Stan Morris of Peoples Mortgage, Tiffany Taradash of CNN Mortgage and Jon Tobias of Fairway Independent Mortgage.

The AREB is a monthly publication distributed locally and nationally to more than 40,000 subscribers and sent digitally to nearly 70,000 Arizona professionals.

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