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First Choice Loan Services Loan Originators Named as Best Mortgage Professionals by D Magazine

Best Mortgage Professionals, D Magazine, July 2018

DALLAS, TX (June 28, 2018) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company announced that four loan originators from its high caliber team have been named as Best Mortgage Professionals in the July 2018 issue of D Magazine.

Best Mortgage Professionals is an esteemed list published annually in the July issue of D Magazine. It reveals the best mortgage professionals, voted by their peers, recent homebuyers, and subscribers in print and on D Magazine reached out to recent Dallas area homebuyers, subscribers, real estate agents, insurance agents, and mortgage and title companies. They screened for valid licenses and disciplinary statuses through the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending database.

The four loan originators from First Choice Loan Services making the list this year include Sales Manager and Loan Originator Jill Burt, Sales Manager and Senior Loan Originator Jerry Frye, Loan Originator Schuyler Lehman, and LPO Manager and Senior Loan Originator Josh Moody. Burt, Frye and Lehman are based in Dallas, Texas. Moody is based in Plano, Texas.

Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Norman T. Koenigsberg is very proud that these exceptional loan originators have been recognized in this way.

“At First Choice Loan Services, we always aim to bring the best of the best to our team of loan originators. We look for those who not only can produce high volume but more importantly, those who fit our culture and are deeply devoted to providing their clients and business partners amazing mortgage experiences. The four featured on this list of the Best Mortgage Professionals in D Magazine do just that,” said Koenigsberg. “Josh, Jill, Jerry and Schuyler each bring unique and incredible knowledge and experience to their home buyers, homeowners and clients. They each are strong representations of what we strive for at First Choice Loan Services, and it’s wonderful to see them honored in this way!”

This is the first year for Lehman and Moody to appear on this list. Burt is appearing on the list for a second time. This is Frye’s sixth time to be listed as Best Mortgage Professional in D Magazine.



About First Choice Loan Services Inc.

First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company is headquartered in East Brunswick, New Jersey. Founded in 2009, the company is licensed to originate and close residential mortgage loans nationwide, excluding Arkansas and New York. With 33 locations across 12 states and over 500 employees, First Choice Loan Services Inc. offers FHA and VA programs, Jumbo loans, fixed and adjustable rate loans, and refinancing and renovation programs. First Choice Loan Services Inc. is an Equal Housing Lender, NMLS #210764. Licensed by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance. AZ BK# 0918586. Licensed by the Department of Business Oversight under the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. Products and services not offered in state of New York.  To learn more about First Choice, visit


About Berkshire Bank

Berkshire Hills Bancorp (NYSE: BHLB) is the parent of Berkshire Bank, America’s Most Exciting Bank®. The Company, recognized for its entrepreneurial approach and distinctive culture, has $11.6 billion in assets and 113 full service branch offices in Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut, Vermont, New Jersey and Pennsylvania providing personal and business banking, insurance, and wealth management services.  Berkshire Bank was named one of Massachusetts Most Charitable Companies in 2017 by the Boston Business Journal.   To learn more, visit, call 800-773-5601 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.


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