With over three decades of experience as a top-producing mortgage originator, Suren Sampat is a powerhouse in the home financing industry. Trade publications Scotsman Guide and Mortgage Executive Magazine have consistently recognized him among the top 200 mortgage originators in America. Sampat is also a longtime member of Draper and Kramer Mortgage’s President’s Club, an exclusive group for its top-producing loan officers.
Before transitioning into the mortgage world, Sampat started out as an auditor and advanced to become a corporate senior vice president of finance over the course of 20 years. He started getting into the home financing sphere in 1990, and since then, he has originated over $5 billion in home financing, closed more than 20,000 loans and been recognized as a top producer every year at his company since 1993.
As a senior vice president of residential lending at Draper and Kramer Mortgage’s Downers Grove branch, Sampat practices his business with the integrity and expertise expected of an industry leader. “My motto is to treat each customer well,” he says. “By doing this, I believe more business will come my way.” This philosophy has proven true for him, as most of his borrowers are referrals from satisfied past clients.
Sampat works with people from all walks of life, from first-time homebuyers to experienced property investors, and he is licensed to originate mortgages in 13 states. The proudest partnership of his career, however, is his mentorship of his daughter, Lina, who entered the industry in 2016. She has since joined her father as one of the nation’s top-ranked originators and is carrying on his impressive legacy.
When he isn’t closing loans, Sampat loves traveling, golfing, bowling and spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren and two dogs.