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Our Mission:

Gershman Mortgage provides residential financing to families who want to achieve the American dream of homeownership. Our founding principles are based on the core values of honesty and integrity.  We are passionate and committed to customer service and strive to ensure that we exceed the expectations of our customers.  

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 $1.5 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 with offices in 6 states.  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

Al Will

Al Will

President

Albert J. Will

President

Mr. Will is a past President of the Missouri Mortgage Bankers Association and a past President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis. Mr. Will attended St. Louis University School of Commerce and Finance prior to and after serving in the U.S. Army in Korea from 1953-1955. After fulfilling his military obligation, and while completing his education at St. Louis University School of Commerce and Finance, Mr. Will worked as a construction superintendent where he built homes, apartments, and commercial structures.

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.

Adam Mason

Adam Mason

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Adam Mason

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Mason is Gershman Mortgage’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.  His responsibilities include the leadership, management, and strategic direction of all single family operations of the company as well as all legal, human resource, marketing and information technology related functions. Mr. Mason joined Gershman Mortgage in 2010, and has served in multiple roles before becoming COO in 2016.  Prior to assuming his responsibilities as COO, he served as Vice President and General Counsel.  In that capacity, he was responsible for the development and management of the company’s compliance and legal departments.

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. Mr. Mason earned his law degree from the Western Michigan University—Cooley Law School, and received his Bachelor of Science—Business Administration degree from Quincy University where he was the captain of the Quincy University baseball team. 

Mark Unangst

Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer

Mark Unangst

Executive Vice President, Chief Administration Officer

Mr. Unangst began his career with Gershman Mortgage in October of 1982.  He has over 35 years of experience with an extensive background and expertise in all areas of the mortgage operation.   His responsibilities include many aspects of retail and correspondent loan production.  His focus is overseeing branch office and loan officer team development to help the company continue its growth and adapt to changing market trends.

Mr. Unangst is a past President of the Mortgage Bankers Association of St. Louis and the Mortgage Bankers Association of Missouri.  He is involved in numerous committees and industry related trade groups including Residential Loan Production and FHA Multifamily Committees for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America.  He is active in MBA’s Independent Mortgage Bankers and America’s Mortgage Coop.  He graduated from Knox College in 1982 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration.  

Mark Unangst
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Bruce Sandweiss

Executive Vice President

Bruce Sandweiss

Executive Vice President

Mr. Sandweiss is Executive Vice President of Gershman Mortgage and oversees the Company’s multifamily, healthcare and commercial loan division, 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.