Highly regarded mortgage lending professional with over fifteen years of experience in the residential lending industry, including ten years in executive management, overseeing business development through real estate companies and home developers, recruitment of loan originators, and oversight of daily operations including origination and bank operations. Neal began his robust mortgage career in 1996, employed by National City Mortgage where he achieved top producer for the Southeast Region for four straight years. After only two years in the business Neal was recognized by the Mortgage Bankers Association for outstanding loan production and received the Silver Production Award, closing just under 20 million in 1998..
By the year 2000 Neal was being recruited by the most prestigious Mortgage Companies in the industry and accepted an offer with Wells Fargo. In Neal's third month he received "The Dominator Award" by closing the highest loan volume in Knoxville History. In 2001, at age 31, along with his two business Partners formed Real Estate Finance Group. Neal has been instrumental in helping Real Estate Finance Group become a leading Mortgage Broker in East Tennessee, closing well over 400 million dollars of Real Estate mortgage loans during the past 15 years. Today Neal is President of Real Estate Finance Group and works closely with the most accomplished Real Estate professionals in the industry.