JD Cortese has been a mortgage industry leader for the past 25 years. He keeps actively involved in the communities he works and lives in; with membership in the Barrington Chamber of Commerce, the Bucktown Community Organization, Lakeview Chamber of Commerce, Board member of the Midtown Educational Foundation, and the Old Town Chamber of Commerce. JD is also an accredited member of The Veterans Advocacy & Benefits Association. Each year JD supports the Jackson Chance Foundation with their annual Ping Pong Ball in the fall. An alumnus of Purdue University, JD is an annual sponsor of multiple Purdue Alumni Association events such as the John Purdue Club Mollenkiof-Keys Classic and Purdue Alumni Club of Chicago Golf Outing Fundraiser. As a student, JD was the Student Council Treasure, and member of the Men’s Rugby Club, which competes in the Big Ten Universities Rugby Conference. He also continuously keeps abreast of changes in the mortgage industry with membership with the National Mortgage Brokers Association, Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association, and Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers. In addition to personal licensing in 46 major real estate states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming. He can also help buyers finance in all 50 states. With $100 Million average yearly volume, 100% customer satisfaction in 2008 - 2018, and experience as a practiced real estate investor, JD can offer the knowledge you need and the customer service you want in your mortgage lender. JD’s team members include: Jonathan Kauzlarich, Mortgage Consultant; Sofie Damgren, Loan Coordinator; Reilly O'Toole, Sales Manager; Mallory Pickford, Sales Assistant and Stephen Bender, Marketing Assistant.
Senior VP/Branch Manager
What people are saying
"Great experience…everyone I worked with spent the time"
Eliot C. - Glenview IL | Apr 2022
"My entire team was communicative and responsive to all my questions and concerns throughout the entire process, plus they were able to help me navigate the home-buying process."
Alexander M. - Chicago IL | Apr 2022
"Exceptional service from JD, Chad, Emmy, and Michelle!"
Chad P. - Laporte IN | Apr 2022
"In the ball with timing and info. Great portal. Friendly and knowledgeable team"
Scott H. - Rancho Palos Verdes CA | Apr 2022
"Experience was flawless from the beginning to the end."
Benjamin M. - Des Plaines IL | Mar 2022
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