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RJ Crosby Ranks in the Nation’s Top 1% of Loan Originators

SCOTTSDALE, AZ (March 19, 2019) – New Jersey-based residential mortgage lender First Choice Loan Services Inc., a Berkshire Bank Company today announced that Vice President and Branch Manager RJ Crosby has been ranked among the top 1% of mortgage originators in the nation. This list appears in the Winter 2019 issue of Mortgage Executive Magazine.

The Top 100 Mortgage Originator list debuted in 1995 in Mortgage Originator Magazine. Mortgage Executive Magazine expanded the rankings to include the top 1% of the hundreds of thousands of mortgage originators in the U.S in 2011. The minimum eligibility criteria are a total individual production of at least $30 million in 2018, and entries cannot include loan volume of associate originators or junior originators that earn a commission on the same loan files.

Crosby leads the First Choice Loan Services Loan Originator team in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“I’m not sure that I can adequately express how much this honor means. This past year, the mortgage industry presented certain challenges, so to rise above those and rank appear among the top 1% of loan originators in the nation by Mortgage Executive Magazine means a great deal,” said Crosby. “The outstanding support I receive from the operations teams at First Choice Loan Services helps me achieve such amazing accolades. Even more importantly, though, are my borrowing families who trust me with their home financing needs again and again and also recommend me to their friends and family members. This kind of exponential trust drives my business and is the highest compliment I can receive.”

Executive Vice President of National Production James Iley is proud that Crosby earned this recognition once again.

“I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with RJ for many years now, and I can honestly say that he is one of the absolute best in the business. His annual production volume always ranks him as one of our top producers. Under his leadership, the loan origination team in Scottsdale operates as one of our top performing branches. On top of it all, his clients provide us with story after story of their tremendously positive experience working with RJ,” said Iley. “We couldn’t be prouder to have RJ as part of the First Choice Family.”

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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 34 locations across 12 states and close to 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 or follow us on: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.


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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