Citi home lending officers Debra Barrows, Eva Pawlus and Albert Wilson are committed not only to their clients but to the communities they serve. It’s a commitment they display through their volunteering efforts.
Barrows is a member of the Asian American Real Estate Association of America, National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals and Women’s Council of Realtors. “Having been in the industry for 36 years, I try to make the mortgage process as easy as possible for all of my clients,” says Barrows. She works with nonprofit agencies offering homebuyer education and down payment assistance. She also teaches classes on the homebuying process. She enjoys volunteering at her church and being part of the Latin dance community.
Pawlus always wanted to be a lawyer but ended up studying finance and has now been in the lending industry for 20 years. She says, “I love working with my clients on complicated transactions and making sure their lending goals are met.” During her lending carrier Eva was a broker and a banker — she knows and understands both sides of the industry well. Volunteering her time to animal rescues, she helps to rehome stray cats throughout Chicago. As a ballroom dancer growing up, she enjoys salsa dancing. She also likes to travel and walk her dog, George.
Wilson always tries to communicate the “why” behind the “what” of the transaction process with his clients. With 19 years of experience, Wilson knows that the home-financing landscape can seem overwhelming. “My clients appreciate how I keep their objectives at the forefront while explaining all the details before and during the process,” he says. A planning commissioner in Beach Park, he is an avid Kansas City Chiefs fan and volunteers with King in Me Mentoring, an organization that provides educational and athletic tutoring for young men in the community.