Tom Ray, CEO of Encore Bank, is pleased to announce the expansion of the bank’s mortgage lending department and the appointment of Dan Royal as head of the division. As Senior Vice President of Residential and Consumer Lending, Royal will lead a team of top mortgage lenders hand picked to serve the needs of customers at each of its branches.
The expansion of the bank’s mortgage department is in direct response to the heightened activity in consumer real estate and the housing market in Southwest Florida. With the anticipation of increased demand for lending services, the bank is poised to make a difference in the community it serves.
Royal is a proven leader in mortgage banking with an impressive history of building highly successful and profitable teams in Florida. He got his start in real estate sales and appraisals more than 30 years ago, and became the founder and owner of a mortgage brokerage firm in 1983, which he ran for 11 years before taking on leadership roles at large lending institutions. He has consistently been a top producer in the market, while managing teams to successfully attain target profit goals.
“I am pleased to serve my community in this role during such an exciting time of recovery in the housing market,” said Royal. “Southwest Florida is a unique market that requires intimate knowledge of the factors and trends that affect its economy. I look forward to enhancing Encore Bank’s role in the vibrancy of the community.”
CEO Tom Ray said, “Dan has a unique range of experience that makes him a major asset to our expanding mortgage lending department. His record of excellence makes him a natural fit to help us continually better serve our community.”
In addition to his professional accomplishments, Royal is also active in several community service and professional development organizations. He is a long-time member of the Elder Board at First Christian Church in Fort Myers and a member of the Sanibel/Captiva Association of Realtors since 1985. Additionally, he has been active with the Edison Pageant of Light since 1991, and is a former Board of Directors member, having served for multiple terms.
Royal will oversee the mortgage lending teams at all Encore Bank locations, while working out of the Bonita Springs branch.
Encore Bank has six convenient locations, including two branches in Naples at 3003 Tamiami Trail North, and 2370 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Bonita Springs at 4450 Bonita Beach Road, Fort Myers at 7920 Summerlin Lakes Dr., Port Charlotte at 2120 Kings Highway, and Sun City Center at 1653 Sun City Center Plaza.
For more information, call 239.919.5888 or 239.594.3177 in Naples, 239.495.0243 in Bonita Springs, 239.278.5505 in Fort Myers, 941.258.3055 in Port Charlotte, or 813.634.8001 in Sun City Center, or visit www.encorebank.com. Member FDIC