ATLANTA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Angel Oak Companies set a record for non-qualified mortgage (non-QM) lending in Q2 2018 as the affiliated lenders, Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, LLC, Angel Oak Home Loans LLC and Angel Oak Prime Bridge, LLC, combined for over $512 million in non-QM originations. That figure represents a 52% increase in volume from Q1 2018 (the previous record for originations in a single quarter) and a 90% increase over Q2 2017. When this total is broken out by unit, each affiliate produced its own record origination numbers this quarter. In addition to record-setting volume, the company also grew its staff by 25%, opened new offices and completed a major acquisition.
“Our growth over the past few quarters has been incredible, but Q2 stands out as a true milestone for our company and the industry,” says Mike Fierman, co-CEO of Angel Oak Companies. “It’s not just industry insiders who recognize the growth of non-QM anymore. Loan officers, borrowers and Realtors across the country are seeking out Angel Oak because they know we offer the best non-QM products and service in the industry.”
In addition to record lending volume, Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, the investment management affiliate of Angel Oak Companies, ended the quarter with approximately $9.1 billion in assets under management (AUM). It also completed the largest non-QM securitization in company history – a $402 million securitization almost entirely comprised of non-QM residential mortgages sourced through affiliated mortgage lenders, Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, Angel Oak Home Loans and Angel Oak Prime Bridge. Since 2015, Angel Oak Capital Advisors has successfully completed seven non-QM securitizations, accounting for approximately $1.6 billion in total securitized residential loans largely backed by mortgages originated through its affiliated mortgage lenders.
Angel Oak Companies’ record-setting performance has also led to growth across all affiliates, both in staff and geographic reach. Angel Oak affiliates added 104 new employees in Q2 and now employ 527 staff members. Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions completely filled its new operations center in Dallas, Texas, and is searching for additional space to support the fast-growing demand for its products. Retail affiliate Angel Oak Home Loans opened new offices in North Carolina, expanding its presence in one of the hottest markets in the country. Similarly, Angel Oak Prime Bridge expanded its footprint to 16 states. Finally, Angel Oak Commercial Lending completed the acquisition of Los Angeles-based Cherrywood Mortgage, LLC, further expanding the wholesale small-balance commercial lending arm of Angel Oak Companies.
The recent success has earned notable accolades for Angel Oak Companies and its employees. National Mortgage Professional Magazine named Angel Oak Companies a “Legend of Lending” and presented wholesale executive Steve Arnold a 2018 Account Executive MVP Award. Alysse Prosnick, vice president of operations at Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, and Lauren Hedvat, managing director of capital markets at Angel Oak Capital Advisors, were recognized as Elite Women 2018 by Mortgage Professional America. Angel Oak Companies was also named to the Association for Corporate Growth’s Fast 40, reinforcing Angel Oak’s leadership in the mortgage industry.
“We’re growing in every aspect of our business,” says Fierman. “We don’t see that slowing anytime soon. In fact, we believe this is only the beginning.”
About Angel Oak Companies, LLC
Angel Oak Companies is an industry leader in delivering innovative mortgage credit solutions. Through its integrated credit and investment platform, Angel Oak Companies delivers solutions across asset management, lending and capital markets.
For more information, please visit: www.angeloakcompanies.com
About Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, LLC
Angel Oak Mortgage Solutions, a leader in alternative lending solutions, is the top wholesale and correspondent provider of non-qualified mortgage loans. Angel Oak’s team of mortgage experts continues to pioneer a fresh, commonsense approach to overcoming today’s mortgage-lending challenges. Operating in 38 states, its breadth of non-agency products expands the pool of borrowers by offering partners more opportunities to grow their business and better serve their customers.
For more information, please visit: www.angeloakms.com
About Angel Oak Home Loans, LLC
Angel Oak Home Loans is a full-service mortgage lender. In addition to offering traditional mortgage products, Angel Oak Home Loans and the Angel Oak family of companies specialize in innovative alternative lending options. Their flexible, supportive approach empowers prospective homebuyers to embark on a new path with confidence. Angel Oak’s experienced team of licensed mortgage advisors is leading the way by delivering start-to-finish mortgage support and an exceptional client experience.
For more information, please visit: www.angeloakhomeloans.com
About Angel Oak Prime Bridge, LLC
Angel Oak Prime Bridge is a commercial residential lender providing financing solutions for today’s real estate investor. The company was created in 2011 by individuals with extensive lending experience in the residential and commercial lending spaces. Its lending philosophy is founded upon a tenet of providing innovative portfolio loan programs while consistently delivering an exceptional client experience for both borrowers and referral partners.
For more information, please visit: www.angeloakprimebridge.com
About Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC
Angel Oak Capital Advisors is an investment management firm focused on providing compelling fixed-income investment solutions for its clients. Backed by a value-driven approach, Angel Oak Capital Advisors seeks to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns through a combination of stable current income and price appreciation. Its experienced investment team pursues the best opportunities in fixed income with a specialization in mortgage-backed securities and other areas of structured and corporate credit.
As of June 30, 2018, Angel Oak Capital Advisors had approximately $9.1 billion in AUM across its mutual funds, private funds and separately managed accounts.
For more information, please visit: www.angeloakcapital.com