Our Mission:

Communities, families, and homes are at the heart of what we do at Gershman Mortgage.  Our founding principles are based on the core values of honesty, integrity, the entrepreneurial spirit, and putting our customers first.  We are passionate and committed to customer service and strive to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers.  We are a customer-centric company devoted to creating and maintaining long-lasting relationships.

What We Do:

Residential Financing: We offer a wide range of mortgage products including home loans, refinance mortgages, reverse mortgages and more.

Multifamily Apartments and Healthcare Facility Financing: Nationally, we service $2 billion in loans for multifamily and healthcare facilities. We specialize in providing and servicing all types of financing for apartments, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and hospitals utilizing tax free and taxable bonds. In addition to HUD financing, we offer other conventional financing options as well.

Our Story:

Gershman Mortgage is among the largest mortgage companies in the Midwest, licensed in 12 states, with offices in 7.  The company was founded in St. Louis, MO by Solon Gershman in 1955. Since then, the company has grown to be one of the only independently-owned and operated mortgage companies nationwide offering residential, multifamily apartment and healthcare facility financing. Our growth and profitability are directly attributable to the team’s “hands-on” approach to management and direct involvement in the day-to-day running of the company.

A Lender You Can Count On.

Our founding principles of expert knowledge and unmatched service remain the hallmark of our business. We are the best listeners, problem-solvers and advisers in our industry. We have decades of experience in mortgage lending and a reputation that few lenders can equal. We understand today’s market and spend countless hours researching the options and information you need to know. Our veteran team of professionals are here to take care of you.

Meet Our Executives

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Adam Mason

President, Single Family Division

Adam Mason

President, Single Family Division

Mr. Mason is the President of Gershman Mortgage’s Residential Division and a member of the company’s Board of Directors.  He is responsible for the leadership, management, and strategic direction of Gershman Mortgage’s Residential Division as well as all company information technology, marketing, human resource, and legal related functions.  Mr. Mason joined Gershman Mortgage in 2010, and has served in multiple leadership roles since beginning his tenure with the company.  Prior to being appointed President, Mr. Mason served as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for over two years.  Prior to being named the company’s first COO, Mr. Mason served as Vice President and General Counsel.  Mr. Mason is a member of the executive board of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis and is actively involved in the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.  He is also a member of the Missouri Bar and the Illinois State Bar Association. 

Prior to joining Gershman, Mr. Mason was a practicing attorney in the real estate field.  Mr. Mason earned his Juris Doctor from the Western Michigan University–Cooley Law School and his Bachelor of Science—Business Administration degree from Quincy University where he was the captain of the Quincy University baseball team. 

Bruce Sandweiss

President, Multifamily and Healthcare Division

Bruce Sandweiss

President, Multifamily and Healthcare Division

Mr. Sandweiss is President of the Multifamily and Healthcare Division of  Gershman Mortgage which finances income producing real estate throughout the country. 

Mr. Sandweiss joined Gershman Mortgage in 1984 after beginning his career with Rubin Brown, a large regional CPA Firm.  He is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting.  He is a licensed CPA in the state of Missouri.  He currently serves as President of the Midwestern Lenders Association and has served on multiple committees with the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.   

While employed at Gershman Mortgage, Mr. Sandweiss has worked in all aspects of Mortgage Banking including single-family originations and servicing, secondary marketing and multifamily/healthcare originations, servicing and construction administration.

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Jeff Ogden

Senior Vice President of Production

Jeff Ogden

Senior Vice President of Production

Mr. Ogden graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from Southern Illinois University.  Mr. Ogden joined Gershman Mortgage in July 2010 in the secondary marketing department.  Prior to Gershman Mortgage Mr. Ogden worked in secondary marketing for Chicago Bancorp. Mr. Ogden is the Senior Vice President of Production for Gershman Mortgage and a member of the General Counsel.  In this role, he is responsible for overseeing company production by working directly with the sales, operations, and secondary marketing teams for Gershman Mortgage and ensuring that those teams are implementing the best business practices to continually provide high quality service to our clients.  He is approved as an FHA Direct Endorsement underwriter and is approved as a VA credit underwriter.  Mr. Ogden is also a licensed loan officer in 11 states.

Wayne Hoffman

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Wayne Hoffman

Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Hoffman is Gershman Investment Corp.’s Senior Vice-President, Treasurer and Chief Financial Officer. He joined Gershman In February 2005 and has been in the mortgage banking industry since November 1992. His responsibilities includes overseeing all accounting, finance, cash management, and insurance functions.  He is a key member of the executive management team for both the single family and multi-family divisions of the company.

Mr. Hoffman graduated with honors from Missouri State University in Springfield Missouri in May of 1983 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and received his CPA designation immediately upon graduation.  Mr. Hoffman was a member of the Missouri State baseball team during all four years at the school.  He is a member of the Missouri Society of CPA’s, where he has held various committee positions, and the American Institute of CPA’s.   Immediately after graduation, Mr. Hoffman was employed as a CPA at RubinBrown, CPA’s in St. Louis, a firm specializing in mortgage bankers, real estate and construction.  During his time with the firm, Mr. Hoffman became the manager responsible for the firm’s mortgage banking division along with other responsibilities in the areas of manufacturing, real estate partnerships, property managers, and wholesale distributors.  During his time with RubinBrown, Mr. Hoffman also had responsibility for preparation of corporate, individual and partnership tax returns. His employment at RubinBrown was from June 1983 through November 1992.

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Diane Macko

Vice President of Operations

Diane Macko

Vice President of Operations

Diane began her career at Gershman Mortgage in 1991 after graduating from Western Michigan University with a degree in Sociology.  Throughout her tenure with Gershman, Diane has held positions as a Loan Processor, Loan Processing Supervisor, Office Manager, and Senior Underwriter. Diane began her transition to managing Loan Operations in 2016 where she continues to make a valuable impact, as the VP of Operations.  Her years of working in loan production and commitment to the culture of Gershman Mortgage has brought tremendous value to the company.

When she is not at work, Diane enjoys spending time with her husband of 25 years and their 3 children. The summertime will always include a trip to Northern Michigan where her family gathers every year to relax on Lake Michigan.