Sr. Vice President of Mortgage Lending
Drew Boland sets lofty goals and pushes himself to achieve them on a daily basis. At the start of 2016, Boland set out to handle 300 transactions and $100 million in closed volume — no small feat for anyone in the business. He reached and surpassed both benchmarks with aplomb, completing 347 transactions for a whopping $125 million in closed volume!
What’s his secret? Boland accepts the challenges that lie ahead and acknowledges the risks. The countless relationships he’s formed and fostered over 14 years in the industry are a testament to the success of his philosophy.
“I consciously work on getting out of my own way and staying focused on the goals that I set for myself,” he says. “Overcoming fears and pushing myself out of my comfort zone allows me to push my boundaries and far exceed my expectations.”
When clients are asked about Boland’s approach, the two words that come up time and time again are “communication” and “education.” These pillars of Boland’s philosophy help him serve a wide scope of buyers — from first-time homeowners to seasoned investors.
“The mortgage process can be confusing and scary to many buyers,” he says. “I excel in keeping them calm and comfortable by explaining the entire process and keeping them up to date throughout the transaction.”
In his free time, you’ll likely find Boland outside — he’s an avid outdoorsman and enjoys mountain biking, snowboarding and wakeboarding. Boland is also involved in philanthropic efforts throughout his community. He is currently on the board of a young professionals organization dedicated to fundraising for the Chicago Jesuit Academy, a high school in the Austin neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side.