Orlando Diaz and his staff

OUR PEOPLE

Orlando A. Diaz

President

NMLS ID #786245

 

Quote: Whenever you think you can or think you can’t, either way you are right." - Henry Ford

 

Mr. Diaz originated his first loan in 1998, and by 2001, he was a seasoned multi-million dollar producer.  In 2003, Mr. Diaz opened up his first mortgage company which became #3 top producer for Chase Wholesale and #1 producer for Greenpoint Mortgage.  In 2008, Mr. Diaz was awarded top mortgage lender by the Latin Builder’s Association and won the President’s award for 2 years straight from the Builder’s Association of South Florida.

 

After the market crash, Mr. Diaz was hired by a local bank to start their residential lending department from scratch and eventually became Vice-President of two large banks.  In August of 2014, He opened up Metro Fund Inc.  Mr. Diaz has positioned Metro Fund as one of the most diverse, independent mortgage companies in South Florida with access to every lending program allowed in the State of Florida.   During his current tenure at Metro Fund, Mr. Diaz has presided over unprecedented year over year growth.  He is currently working on expanding Metro Fund’s product suite with more aggressive private loans and switching some loan programs to a wholesale channel.  Mr. Diaz currently serves as a Director for the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals.  Mr. Diaz is a father of 2 and a graduate of St. Brendan High School and Loyola University, New Orleans.

Joe Diaz

Vice-President

NMLS ID #1163635

 

Quote: ”If you are alive and breathing, there’s work to do.”

 

Mr. Joe Diaz is a seasoned licensed mortgage professional with more than 15 years in the mortgage industry. Mr. Diaz also has extensive experience in outside sales and training. Mr. Diaz’s focus is working with development projects and the private money sector. He has a passion for the mortgage industry and helping people get into a home. As an owner of Metro Fund, he plans to make the company a leader in the industry. He is a father of two girls and a University of Louisville alumni.

Vincent J. Diaz

Investor Relations

Metro Portfolio Management LLC.

 

Quote:   “The limit is inherit to the bounds we impose on ourselves!”

 

Mr. Diaz serves as Investor Relations for Metro Fund Inc. via their fund management company, Metro Portfolio Management, LLC.  His main role is to secure investors and lenders for the private lending division of Metro Fund.  A seasoned professional, who is results driven and possesses a deep passion for business development, financial markets and economics. His professional experience expands over many aspects of real estate lending and financial markets with intricate knowledge of the inner workings of order flow and execution on the NYSE and NASDAQ markets. He is well versed in FINRA compliance, understanding of KYC, DD and FATCA.   Mr. Diaz started his career in 1997 as an intern of a major investment banking firm, where eventually he worked as a derivatives analyst creating financial models, forecasting market movement while accounting for market variables.

 

Throughout his career, Mr. Diaz has always held a special passion for private lending and has lent his own capital throughout the years to various borrowers.  Mr. Diaz Joined Metro Fund in 2015 and helped develop their private lending division and spearheaded the transition to their own proprietary fund.

Alex Baste

Senior Lender

NMLS ID #1230325

 

Quote:  “If we can't get it done, no one can!”

 

In 2012, I added Mortgage lending to my resume, by partnering in the mortgage business with Metro Fund. Metro Fund is mortgage lender servicing all of Florida. In my 6 years as a mortgage loan originator I have produced over 10 million in overall mortgage volume and in conjunction with Metro Fund, we have become recognized leaders in the mortgage industry. My experience in the private, non prime and foreign national markets is second to none, having closed several very difficult loans, in all markets, and always providing the borrower with the highest degree of customer service. My unique perspective and understanding of both the mortgage business and the insurance business allow me to bring unparalleled expertise to my borrowers and a knowledge base which is rare to find in the mortgage industry.

Pablo Aguilar

Loan Originator

NMLS ID #1187426

 

Quote:  “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it!”

 

I am committed to providing ideal financing options to homebuyers and homeowners in the South Florida Area.  I have experience in Conventional, FHA, USDA, Private and VA lending and will provide an educated and thorough determination of which program will best meet your needs. I have been in the mortgage business for over 13 years, gaining the knowledge and expertise to help put you at ease throughout the mortgage process. My diverse experience in the mortgage industry allows me to better assist you and ensure a smooth process from origination through to closing.

Jenny Blume

Director of Operations

NMLS ID #370573

 

Quote:  “We succeed because we are a dynamic team of passionate problem-solvers and team-players.”

 

Jenny serves dual functions for Metro Fund Inc.  She serves as Director of Operations handling all functions of the front and back office including processing, IT and management and she also serves as a licensed contract processor.  Jenny is President and Owner of GBE Financial LLC., a Licensed Mortgage Broker Company since 2009. Jenny has more than 20 years of experience in Commercial and Residential Real Estate Lending and development. She earned her A.A. from MDCC College and has extensive knowledge in Loan Processing, Underwriting, Mortgage Compliance and Loss Mitigation Analyst.  She’s also been working as a Contract Freelance Paralegal and assisted attorneys as an Expert Witness for many Foreclosure Court Cases.

Bianca Gutierrez

Loan Manager

NMLS ID #1523507

 

Quote:  “Delete the negative; accentuate the positive.” 

 

Bianca is the Loan Manager for Metro Fund Inc.  She joined the company in early 2017 and jumped right in during a period of company growth.  She is responsible for the day to day activities for all conventional, non-prime and private loans.  Her previous experience as a processor for a large franchise mortgage lender has helped her smooth transition to her new role.  Bianca brings speed and accuracy to her position and has helped streamline the company’s process flow.  She is an expert at prequalifying new clients and can determine the best loan programs for all clients she serves.

Norma Kiley

Junior Processor

 

Quote:  “Talent is what God gives us, Skill is what we give back to Him.”

 

Norma is the company’s Jr. Processor.  She also serves as the opener and closer for all files.  She serves a vital role for Metro Fund.  She secures that each file is opened and closed in compliance with National and State laws.  She handles vendor relationships with title companies and appraisers.  Norma is an experienced working professional with a background in marketing.  She has been a great addition to the Metro Fund team.

Nicole Marie Almeida

Senior Loan Officer

NMLS ID #1466308

 

Quote:  “If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done." - Bruce Lee

 

As a SoFlo native, Nicole has been fascinated by real estate since she was a young girl.  She believes that anyone with the dream of owning their own home or investing in real estate has the right and duty to realize those dreams.  Viewing herself as a resource to real estate investors at all experience levels and from all walks of life,  as well as real estate professionals looking to provide exceptional service to their clientele, she is constantly sharpening the saw and finding new ways to add value to those she crosses paths with.  Nicole is a mother of three and a University of Florida Business School graduate, with a background in Accounting, Commercial Real Estate, and Finance.