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James Chen

Citizens Bank

James Chen is the quintessential mortgage professional. Originally from Taiwan, the Chen family moved to America in 1989. James attended John Bowne High School and graduated Queens College with a degree in Accounting and Economics. While assisting his family with refinancing their home, James heard the call to explore the mortgage financing business. He began his career with Preferred Empire Mortgage and, in his first year with the company, was voted Rookie of the Year.

Preferred Empire Mortgage became DE Capital Mortgage, an affiliate of Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. In 2012 and 2013 James was ranked the company’s Number One Queens Loan Officer.

In March 2014 James joined Citizens Bank where he is a Senior Loan Officer. His production continues to grow steadily placing him in the Top 3% of loan officers in the company. He has collected numerous awards from the industry for his cumulative unit and dollar-volume productivity.

A significant part of James’ business comes from recommendations from real estate professionals, attorneys and his long list of very satisfied clients. Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, James is a proud member of CAREA (Chinese American Real Estate Association) and AAREA (Asian America Real Estate Association) where he has received noteworthy recognition for his community involvement.

James is married with two young children (one son, one daughter) and enjoys spending quality time with his family. In his rare time away from his desk, he enjoys traveling and an occasional game of pick-up basketball. To know and work with James Chen is to know and work with the best among the finest mortgage professionals.

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