Nation’s top Latino loan professionals come from 50 companies, 27 States

San Diego, CA – June 29, 2016 – Today the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) released its second annual Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originator Report acknowledging the most successful mortgage professionals with the highest number of closed mortgages and greatest sales volume. For the second year in a row Wells Fargo led the way as the company with the most honorees, followed by New American Funding and Quicken Loans. More than 700 individuals from 261 cities submitted their results for consideration. The final list represents over $8.1 billion in sales volume, an increase of more than $3 billion over last year’s results. The report, which is sponsored by Radian Guaranty, is available for download at

“Hispanics were responsible for 69 percent of the homeownership growth in the country in 2015,” said Joseph Nery, 2016 NAHREP President. “NAHREP is proud to recognize these mortgage professionals whose cultural competencies in working with Latino consumers helps them to more effectively guide their clients through the most significant financial transaction of their lives.”

The Top 250 Latino Mortgage Originators Report was compiled through a self-nomination process reflective of total transactions closed during the 2015 calendar year then verified by NAHREP and nominee’s respective companies. Membership in NAHREP is not a requirement. This year’s Top 10 Latino Mortgage Originators in the U.S. are:

1. Carlos Larrazaball, WashingtonFirst Mortgage, Fairfax, VA
2. Manuel Corral, Golden Empire Mortgage, Inc., Pomona, CA
3. Sergio Corona, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, IA
4. Alex Varela, PrimeLending, Bedford, TX
5. Rodrigo Ballon, Crosscountry Mortgage, San Diego, CA
6. Donald Ambrose King, IV, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Des Moines, IA
7. Maria Salas, Texas Bank Mortgage, Fort Worth, TX
8. Robert Decontreras, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Burlingame, CA
9. Jorge Montoya, Guild Mortgage, Reno, NV
10. Tom Ramirez, New American Funding, Downey, CA

The report features data points, snapshots and photos of the honorees who will be recognized at the 2016 NAHREP National Convention and Latin Music Festival. Also highlighted in the report are the top cities, represented: Los Angeles, CA, Orange County, CA and Phoenix, AZ.

This year’s list also includes an additional featured element, recognizing the Top 100 Latino Mortgage Originators from among the non-depository lenders in the report, highlighting the 39 companies in this space whose top originators are serving Latino communities across America. New American Funding led the non-depositories represented on the list, followed by Quicken Loans and Alterra Home Loans.