Lending in all 50 states, Adam McLain brings 20 years worth of industry insights to his clients at Wintrust Mortgage. As a senior mortgage consultant, McLain serves first-time home buyers, self-employed buyers and those in need of construction- and renovation-financing solutions — most of whom are repeat clients and referrals. “I can be pretty creative when it comes to loan structure,” he says, noting that he has a small team of loan assistants and an additional loan processor to augment his business. “Anyone can do the cookie-cutter loans, but the complicated ones are the most rewarding to close.”
Recognized by Wintrust Mortgage as a top producing mortgage loan originator, McLain earned his place among the company’s Honors and Presidents Circle, continuing the legacy he started during his first years in the industry at Lakeshore Funding. Of his varied experience, he says “It’s been a great education. The past few years, I’ve branched out and explored the industry, from small shops to larger national companies and have really come to appreciate their unique challenges.”
Prior to becoming a loan originator in 2000, McLain was a broker and independent trader in interest rate and equity futures at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. When familial obligations required McLain to adopt a more flexible schedule, he turned to mortgage lending, having personal experience in real estate investments and an awareness that the days of the trading floor were coming to an end.
In his time off, McLain spends time with his friends and three children, taking them around the country and introducing them to everything the states have to offer.