CORAL GABLES, Fla.
- March 19, 2014
-- Mortgage Lender Claudine Claus, Pres/CEO of Home Financing Center, the largest independent locally-owned mortgage lender in South Florida, has received the 2014 R.E.A.L. Award (Real Estate Achievers and Leaders) in the Real Estate Finance category from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce which represents more than 400,000 employees of member companies.
“I am honored to receive the prestigious R.E.A.L. award from the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. As a second generation family-owned business, this award is a testament to our customer service, innovation and dedicated, talented team of professionals,”
said Claudine Claus. In 2013, Home Financing Center closed 749 loans in South Florida totaling $133 million. Since its founding, Home Financing Center has closed in excess of $3 billion in mortgages.
The R.E.A.L Awards program showcases those in the Real Estate sector who have achieved success during the previous year while also being leaders in the community. The awards are open to any professional in the real estate industry including realtors, brokers, developers, architects, attorneys, lenders, accountants, consultants or anyone involved in real estate that meets the criteria for one or more of the award
Claus’ distinguished career spans more than 25 years in the mortgage lending and real estate industry. She was the 2010 president of the Mortgage Bankers Association of South Florida, a non-profit trade organization composed of loan origination companies, servicing companies, and affiliated industry service providers. In 2013, Claus was named a finalist for the annual George E. Merrick Award of Excellence from the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce; she and the company were named a finalist for the South Florida Business Journal Entrepreneur Award in 2011; and Claus was named the Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce AXA Advisors Businesswomen of the Year Award in the Entrepreneurship category in 2010.
Active in the community, Claus is involved in numerous charitable and professional organizations including the Young Patronesses of the Opera, Coral Gables Chamber of Commerce, Young Presidents Organization, Builders Association of South Florida and the Association of Professional Mortgage Women. She is also involved with the University of Miami’s Golden Canes and Ibis Society.
Founded in 1984 and headquartered in Coral Gables with an additional location in Fort Lauderdale, Home Financing Center is the largest independent and privately owned mortgage lending institution in South Florida with a current loan-servicing portfolio of $700 million. The female-owned, family managed institution serves the entire community as a residential mortgage solutions provider. For more information, visit www.homefinancingcenter.com