Jordan Gerard is motivated by the opportunity to help others. Whether it’s through his role as branch manager at Houston’s Nations Lending office, through his mentorship and coaching services, or through his volunteer work, Gerard seeks to better the lives of those in his community.
Working with clients in offices around Houston, as well as in Orlando and throughout the state of Louisiana, Gerard specializes in first-time homebuyers and clients that other lenders may typically turn down. As a veteran himself, he is also passionate about helping veterans secure VA loans. “I am able to make conversation and meet the needs of any client from any background without passing judgment,” he says. “I can establish a friendship instantly regardless of demographics.”
In 2017, just two years after opening the Houston branch, Gerard’s team closed over $81 million in transactions, ranking third in the nation among all Nations Lending offices. They also put significant time and energy into Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. “Many of our partners, past clients and employees were affected by the storm,” he says. “We were able to come together and overcome the obstacles, gathering over $25,000 in funds and over $50,000 in supplies for victims. We mobilized and dispatched to all of our clients’ homes delivering any assistance we could. We knew the relief efforts weren’t over there, so we followed that up with a Christmas event where we were able to provide gifts to more than 300 families affected by the storm.”
Gerard also founded Houston Veterans United – a group that helps mentor and educate veterans in the area – and serves as a board member of Eagle Springs Homeowner’s Association. He has earned an annual spot among the Nations Lending Presidents Club since 2015 – and recently published a book called “Make Life Happen” to provide advice and coaching to business professionals, especially those in the real estate business. “I started my mortgage career in the subprime era and was one of the few to survive that bubble, regroup and stick with the mortgage industry though it all,” he says.
Above all, Gerard is most motivated by his role as a husband and a father. “Watching my daughter grow up will always be my proudest accomplishment,” he says. “She is the reason why I do what I do everyday.”