Brian R. Jessen

Brian R. Jessen

Senior VP of Mortgage Lending
Guaranteed Rate

Brian Jessen prizes honesty and consistency above all else when doing business, and his clients can tell. Jessen is a senior vice president of mortgage lending at Guaranteed Rate in their Deerfield, Illinois location, concentrating on residential mortgage lending for primary homes, second homes and investment properties, lot loans, construction loans and multi-family lending to high-net-worth clientele along the North Shore and Chicagoland.

Working within the financial industry for 30 years, Jessen has held a wide range of positions including key roles in underwriting, secondary marketing, compliance, private banking and outside sales for residential lending. Thanks to his wealth of expertise, Jessen ranks among the top mortgage lenders in the country, earning five-star awards for many years.

“The biggest business accomplishment is being well-versed within the mortgage field, which allows me to provide the most solid advice and counsel to both my clients and to my real estate referral partners, ensuring a smooth and seamless transaction,” he says. “I enjoy going above and beyond to exceed the borrower’s expectations,” he says, adding that closing complex lending situations is also a source of pride. In 2016, he increased his business market share and added to his considerable list of referral partners, further proof of Jessen’s devotion to customer service as well as his impressive success rate.

Past clients have praised his work ethic, not to mention his sharp financial assessment skills, patience and respect. “He goes above and beyond in a way that makes it feel like we’re in a real partnership with someone who cares deeply about getting us the best possible mortgage that is in line with our financial circumstances.” “He is simply the best in his field”, says one testimonial.

Jessen is a member of Guaranteed Rate’s Chairman Circle, PowerHouse Smart Advisors, the Women’s Council of Realtors and the North Shore Board of Realtors. He is married and has three children.

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