In 1985, Manuel began working for Home Savings of America, where he began his career in the Mortgage Banking Industry. Manuel was a member of Home Savings of America’s prestigious Presidents Club and surpassed the quotas set by the company for loan production. He has also worked for prominent companies such as Great Western Bank and CTX Mortgage, one of America’s largest home-builders.
Manuel has been with Golden Empire Mortgage since 1996 and is currently a member of GEM’s Elite Platinum Club. He has consistently been in the Top 2 for the company for the past 18 years and has been #1 in the company for the past 8 years. He has funded over $1 Billion in loan volume and has made over 5000 loans. In the past 3 years he has funded over 1250 loans totaling over $270 Million in closed loan amounts.
Manuel is currently recognized by several organizations for his achievements. He has been in the Top 200 Mortgage Originators since 2009 for Executive Mortgage Magazine and The Scotsman Guide. He has been the #1 Lending Hero for the State of California’s Down Payment Assistance program CalHFA since 2014. He has also been recognized as one of the Top Latino Mortgage Originators with NAHREP (National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals) since 2014.
Currently, Manuel is being coached by Building Champions and Todd Duncan’s Elite Group. Manuel has been the Production Manager of GEM Mortgage in Pomona, California since 2003. He and his wife Teresa reside in Chino Hills, California. He feels blessed to have 3 amazing children. Manuel credits his success to his belief in God, his family, and his many mentors and business associates. He believes in “People before Profits and Reputation before Revenue.”
Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Equal Housing Lender.