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Amera Mortgage Corporation - Milford, MI

Amera Mortgage Corporation 517-768-1500

Cole Taylor Mortgage is hiring, expanding at Ann Arbor headquarters

It’s been eight months since Cole Taylor Bank moved its mortgage banking division’s headquarters to Ann Arbor, and the company — fueled by increased mortgage market share and improved margins — is significantly growing.

More than 250 employees now staff the office in the Northeast Corporate Center on Green Road, up from 115 employees when the division moved from Hamburg Township last year.

“We grew very significantly between 2011 and early 2012,” said Cole Taylor Mortgage President Willie Newman . “In November, sections of our space had no (cubicles), now you go in there and you can barely walk around.”

Newman spearheaded the launch of the mortgage unit for the Chicago-based bank in December 2009, right in the midst of the U.S. housing market meltdown.

His strategy: Enter the market at the bottom, not the top.

“We thought there was an opportunity for something to start up and start clean,” Newman explained. “It’s a clean sheet with none of the legacy issues, no old technology, no loans, delinquencies or the issues people read about.

Ballin' 4 Peace Celebrity Charity Basketball Tournament Founded by Former Pro Ball Player H2O, Returns to Queens ...

Now in its 4th year, BALLIN’ 4 PEACE – the Charity Event Division of Hargrave’s H2O Basketball AAU Training League – hasn’t lost its steam; Saturday’s festivities promise to be just as action-packed as in years prior.

The recreational agenda includes a free Youth Clinic hosted by New York’s Junior Knicks, followed by a Youth Game and Performances headlined by Amera J, a young Artist managed by Grammy Winning Producer Jerry Wonda’s music label.

The main event, Celebrity Game, Dunk Contest, and Performances, scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.; will feature an array of New York sensations and socialites including 2 Milly known for his smash hit “Milly Rock,” along with Basketball’s fresh Commentator Filayyyy, Power 105. 1 Engineer & Host of The Sitdown – EmEz, Pastor Carl Lentz, Shade 45 10.5 Countdown, Host Gray Rizzy, Instagram’s hilarious Mr. Commodore, Love & Hip Hop’s Kiyanne, Rap lyricist Grafh, Sean John Ambassador / Artist Jaquae and many, many more.