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Founded in 1921, HomeStreet Bank offers consumer and commercial banking, mortgage lending and loans for residential construction, commercial real estate financing, investment and insurance products and services in the Pacific Northwest, California and Hawaii. We maintain a shared goal across teams and regions to be the preferred and trusted provider of financial services. HomeStreet Bank is proud to have consistently received an "outstanding" rating under the federal Community Reinvestment Act.

HomeStreet At A Glance

Based in Seattle, HomeStreet Bank is one of the largest community banks headquartered in Washington. HomeStreet began in 1921 as Continental Mortgage and Loan Company, initially offering financing for commercial real estate and home mortgages. HomeStreet evolved into a full service bank in 1986, further expanding its products and services in 2000 to include business banking and lending. HomeStreet Bank is consistently recognized by the federal government as "Outstanding" under the Community Reinvestment Act.

Key facts and statistics

  • $3.07 billion in assets (12/31/13)
  • 1,502 full-time equivalent employees (12/31/13)
  • 82 deposit branches and lending centers in the Pacific Northwest, California and Hawaii

Mortgage Lending

HomeStreet is a leading mortgage lender with more than 90 years of expertise and a network of home loan centers in Washington, California, Idaho and Hawaii. HomeStreet offers a broad range of purchase and refinance loan options including conventional, Federal Housing Administration (FHA), Veterans Administration (VA), renovation and refinancing, construction, condominium and first-time homebuyer loans as well as specialized portfolio loans.

Hometown Home Loan Program

HomeStreet Bank’s employer-assisted housing program, the Hometown Home Loan Program, was launched with the City of Seattle in 1994. The program provides discounted home loan services to employees of municipalities and private businesses, as well as a variety of down payment assistance programs for first-time homebuyers. HomeStreet partners with nearly 100 businesses and municipalities in Washington, Oregon and Hawaii.

Windermere Mortgage Services

Windermere Mortgage Services Series LLC, a Delaware series limited liability company and an affiliate of HomeStreet Bank, provides mortgage services as a direct lender at the point of sale. Windermere Mortgage Services has mortgage loan consultants in 41 Windermere Real Estate offices in Washington and Oregon.

Retail Banking

HomeStreet’s retail banking offers a full slate of deposit products and services for consumers and businesses, including a complete suite of online and mobile banking capabilities. HomeStreet’s banking products for businesses include checking and deposit accounts, cash management services, term loans and lines of credit, and commercial real estate loans. HomeStreet also offers private banking services and investment services for businesses and consumers.

Commercial Lending

HomeStreet offers a full line of banking products for businesses, including checking and deposit accounts, cash management services, term loans and lines of credit, and commercial real estate loans.

Residential Construction Lending

HomeStreet Bank provides financing for residential home builders and real estate developers.

Commercial Real Estate Lending

HomeStreet Bank Commercial Real Estate offers competitive services and loans for permanent, construction, bridge, forward, renovation and refinancing of income property projects through a wide range of loan programs. HomeStreet is the only Fannie Mae DUS® multifamily lender headquartered in the Pacific Northwest. 

HomeStreet Insurance Agency

HomeStreet Insurance Agency has been in operation since 1928, providing personal and small business insurance products. Licensed in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, HomeStreet Insurance Agency is a full-service, independent agency representing a variety of providers including Encompass, First American Property and Casualty, Foremost, National General Insurance, Hagerty, Pacific International Underwriters, Progressive, QBE (formerly Unigard Insurance), RLI, SAFECO, Superior Underwriters, Symetra Financial and American Modern.

HomeStreet Investment Services

HomeStreet Investment Services offers a line of investment products and services through Cetera Investment Services, Inc., an independent, registered broker/dealer and registered investment adviser (member SIPC/FINRA).

HomeStreet in the Community

Community involvement has always been a high priority for HomeStreet. HomeStreet’s primary area of community focus is housing. HomeStreet supports community organizations by creating active partnerships through providing leadership, hands-on service, expertise and financial support. HomeStreet also participates in innovative home loan programs that make subsidies and incentives available to low- and moderate-income homebuyers.

Mark Mason

Vice Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Mark K. Mason, Director, Vice Chairman,President and Chief Executive Officer of HomeStreet, Inc.; Director, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of HomeStreet Bank. Mr. Mason has been vice chairman and chief executive officer of HomeStreet, Inc. and chairman and chief executive officer of HomeStreet Bank since January 2010. Mr. Mason was named president of the bank in July 2010 and president of the holding company in August 2010. From 1998 to 2002, Mr. Mason was president, chief executive officer and chief lending officer for Bank Plus Corporation and its wholly owned banking subsidiary, Fidelity Federal Bank, where Mr. Mason also served as the chief financial officer from 1994 to 1995 and as chairman of the board of directors from 1998 to 2002. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Mason served as chief financial officer for First Alliance Corporation. Prior to 1994, Mr. Mason managed consulting, accounting and auditing services for Deloitte and Touche and served as a director and chief financial officer for The Eadington Companies, a diversified commercial real estate development, agriculture and lumber products company. Most recently, Mr. Mason served as president of a startup energy company, TEFCO, LLC, and he served on the boards of directors of Hanmi Financial Corp., San Diego Community Bank, and The Bjurman Barry Family of Mutual Funds. Mr. Mason is a certified public accountant (inactive) and holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Accounting from California State Polytechnic University.

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Cory D. Stewart

Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer

Cory D. Stewart, Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer of HomeStreet Bank and HomeStreet, Inc. Mr. Stewart joined HomeStreet in March 2012 as senior vice president and corporate controller of the Company and as senior vice president of finance and accounting for the Company's wholly owned banking subsidiary, HomeStreet Bank (the “Bank”). He was previously a director of finance at Volt Information Sciences, Inc. from February 2009 to March 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Stewart spent over seven years, from October 2001 to February 2009, in various finance, accounting and enterprise risk management roles at Washington Mutual, Inc. He is a licensed CPA in the state of Washington and a CFA charter holder since 2002 and graduated cum laude with a bachelor's degree in accounting and an MBA from the University of Utah. He currently serves as a board member of the Washington Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI).

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Godfrey Evans

Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer & Corporate Secretary

Godfrey B. Evans, Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Administrative Officer and Corporate Secretary of HomeStreet, Inc. and HomeStreet Bank. Mr. Evans joined HomeStreet in November 2009 and currently serves as the executive vice president, general counsel and chief administrative officer. From 2008 until joining HomeStreet, Mr. Evans was the managing director of the bankruptcy and restructuring practice group at Marshall & Stevens. Prior to this, Mr. Evans served as interim general counsel and chief restructuring officer for Chapeau, Inc. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Evans served as a practicing attorney and as a project professional for Resources Global Professionals, and from 1987 to 2002, Mr. Evans served as executive vice president, chief administrative officer, general counsel and corporate secretary for Fidelity Federal Bank and its holding companies. Mr. Evans also served as an attorney for Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP from 1982 to 1987. Mr. Evans is admitted to practice in California and is a member of the California state bar. Mr. Evans holds a bachelor's degree and master's degree in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley and a law degree from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

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Jay C. Iseman

Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer

Jay C. Iseman, Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer of HomeStreet, Inc. and HomeStreet Bank. Mr. Iseman joined HomeStreet Bank in August 2009 and currently serves as the executive vice president and chief credit officer of the holding company and the bank. Prior to his current position and since joining the company in 2009, Mr. Iseman has served as senior vice president of Credit Administration and vice president of the Special Assets Group, OREO group manager and income property credit administrator. Mr. Iseman served as senior vice president and senior portfolio manager of commercial special assets with Bank of America between 2008 and 2009 and as vice president and client manager with Bank of America from 2000 to 2007. During 2008, prior to returning to Bank of America, Mr. Iseman served as vice president and senior relationship manager with Key Bank Real Estate Capital. Mr. Iseman holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Economics from Seattle Pacific University and a certificate of advanced study in International Finance and Marketing from the American Graduate School of International Management

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Darrell S. van Amen

Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer & Treasurer

Darrell S. van Amen, Executive Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of HomeStreet Bank and HomeStreet, Inc. Mr. van Amen has served HomeStreet Bank since 2003 when he joined the Bank as its Treasurer. Mr. van Amen has also served as the Quantitative Analytics Manager for the Royal Bank of Canada and, Vice President and Balance Sheet Manager at Old Kent Financial in Michigan. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Weber State University and a master's degree in Economics from Claremont Graduate University.

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Rose Marie David

Executive Vice President and Single Family Lending Director

Rose Marie David, Executive Vice President and Single Family Lending Director of HomeStreet Bank. Ms. David joined HomeStreet Bank in March 2012, coming from MetLife Home Loans where she was Pacific Northwest Regional Sales leader. She was promoted to senior vice president and retail mortgage production leader of HomeStreet Bank in August 2012. As the executive vice president for Single Family Lending, Ms. David is responsible for growing the residential mortgage banking franchise and oversees mortgage production, operations and servicing. Prior to working at MetLife Home Loans, she owned a mortgage brokerage for several years, moving to First Horizon with the sale of her brokerage. Ms. David holds a B.A. in finance from the University of Utah.

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Randy Daniels

Executive Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Lending Director

Randy Daniels, Executive Vice President and Commercial Real Estate Lending Director of HomeStreet Bank. Mr. Daniels joined HomeStreet Bank in September 2012. He was previously Northwest Regional Executive for Bank of America’s Commercial Real Estate Group, providing capital and banking services to commercial real estate developers and investors in Washington, Oregon and Western Canada. Previously, Mr. Daniels worked as a Senior Asset Manager for the Archon Group (a Goldman Sachs/JE Robert joint venture) and held various commercial real estate finance positions with banks and life insurance companies. Mr. Daniels holds an M.B.A. from The American University in Washington, D.C., and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Boston University.

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Rich Bennion

Executive Vice President and Residential Lending Director

 

Mr. Bennion joined HomeStreet Bank in 1977 and currently serves as the bank’s executive vice president and residential lending director. Prior to his current position, Mr. Bennion managed the bank’s Seattle Metro, Tacoma and Federal Way mortgage branches in various positions over a 14-year period from 1981 to 1995.  He currently sits on the Mortgage Bankers Association’s Residential Board of Governors.  He has been a member of the Fannie Mae Western Business Center Advisory Board since 2004, chair of the Housing Partnership, a nonprofit organization, from 2001 to 2007 and a member of the University of  Washington Milgard School of Business Advisory Board since 2004. Mr. Bennion is the past director of the Homebuilders Association of Tacoma-Pierce County, the past director and president of Puget Sound Mortgage Lenders Association and Washington Mortgage Lenders Association. Mr. Bennion holds a bachelor’s degree in History and China Regional Studies from the University of Washington and a masters of business administration from the University of Washington and is a graduate of the School of Mortgage Banking.

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Jeffrey Newgard

Executive Vice President & Eastern Region President

 

Mr. Newgard joined HomeStreet Bank in November 2013 and is responsible for management and strategic expansion throughout Central and Eastern Washington. Mr. Newgard joined HomeStreet with the company's acquisition of Yakima National Bank (YNB), where he served as president and chief executive officer. Under Mr. Newgard's leadership, YNB doubled the number of branch offices and grew assets by 178 percent. Mr. Newgard's financial leadership and commitment to public service led to two gubernatorial appointments as vice chair of Washington Economic Development Finance Authority and as treasurer of the state's Tobacco Settlement Authority. A trusted banking executive, Mr. Newgard was also elected by his peers to lead the Community Bankers of Washington as chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Newgard, who has held a number of leadership positions in regional and community banking since 1998, is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking (Colorado) and holds a Masters of Business Administration from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Arts from Walla Walla College.

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David Straus

Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking

 

Mr. Straus joined HomeStreet Bank in November 2013, bringing more than 40 years of banking experience to his position as head of Commercial Banking. Prior to joining HomeStreet, Mr. Straus founded Fortune Bank, a community bank headquartered in Seattle. Prior to that, Mr. Straus held various executive leadership positions including president of Business Banking for Washington at Wells Fargo and president and chief operating officer at Pacific Northwest Bank, a $3 billion commercial bank headquartered in Seattle. Prior to his experience at Pacific Northwest Bank and Wells Fargo, Mr. Straus also served in multiple leadership roles at First Interstate and Old National Bank/U.S. Bancorp. Mr. Straus is a past chairman of the Washington Bankers Association and formerly served as a member of the board of United Way of King County. He is the past board chairman of Pioneer Human Services, past president of Risk Management Associates and past board member of the Boys and Girls Club of King County. Mr. Straus is a graduate of University of Denver and received a Master of Business Administration from the University of Arizona. In addition, he is a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School and Leadership Tomorrow of King County.

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HomeStreet Bank is proud to be the recipient of national and regional awards that recognize our work and that of our employees:

2013

HomeStreet Bank is recognized   as one of the Top 25 Corporate Philanthropists as part of the Puget Sound Business Journal's 2013 Corporate Citizenship Awards.

 

Southwest Washington Business Growth Award presented by the Vancouver Business Journal to honor business innovation and growth. HomeStreet received the award as the "Fastest Growing" company in the 10+ Year category.

 

Innovative Community Banks of the Year Award presented by Western Independent Bankers to honor the creative and innovative achievements of community banks. HomeStreet received the award for successfully completing an IPO-driven recapitalization.

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2012

Corporations for Communities Award given by the Washington Secretary of State for HomeStreet’s in-depth, long-term partnership with the YWCA of Seattle-King County.

 

Outstanding Employee Campaign Award presented by United Way of King County for its 2011 campaign. The award reflects exceptional giving to United Way, increased employee giving participation and at least 5% of all employees giving at the leadership level. Transportation Innovator Award for HomeStreet's support of sustainable transportation and commute options from transportation advocacy agency Downtown on the Go, which annually recognizes businesses that help the city of Tacoma reduce the number of single-occupancy vehicles by 2015.

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2011

Super Service Award from Angie's List, given to businesses that have achieved and maintained a superior service rating throughout the past year.

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2010

Community Reinvestment Act "Outstanding" rating earned again by HomeStreet Bank.

 

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2009

Healthy Community Corporate Champion for 'Basic Needs,' as awarded by Puget Sound Business Journal and The Seattle Foundation. HomeStreet received the award for its leadership and the work it does to meet the basic need of housing in its communities.

 

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2007

Washington's Best Workplaces bronze winner, as chosen by Puget Sound Business Journal. HomeStreet was recognized for its stability in an industry that's largely driven by mergers and acquisitions, being a family-owned company that actively values and involves its employees, and its great benefits.

Community Reinvestment Act "Outstanding" rating, as determined by the FDIC. The federal regulation evaluates how effectively a federally-insured bank or thrift meets the credit needs of its communities, including low- and moderate-income residents. HomeStreet has received an "Outstanding" rating since the process was initiated in 1989. Spirit of Caring Award for Outstanding Employee Volunteer Program, from United Way of King County. HomeStreet was recognized for its great employee volunteer service program. Approximately 75 percent of HomeStreet employees serve their communities through volunteerism. Recognized by Portland Business Journal as one of the Top Corporate Philanthropists in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

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2006

Community Bank Award for Helping to Achieve Homeownership, from America's Community Bankers. HomeStreet was recognized for its long-term focus on housing: helping people find affordable housing by providing unique loan opportunities, partnering with community organizations that address the need for affordable housing, and creating special programs to meet the needs of first-time and low- to moderate-income homebuyers.

City of Destiny Award from the City of Tacoma for outstanding volunteerism, including the bank's partnership with Metro Parks for Pierce County Parks Appreciation Day. HomeStreet has been a sponsor and participant of the park clean-up and beautification program since its inception.

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2004

Community Lending Hero Award from Fannie Mae. HomeStreet received the award in recognition of its leadership, innovation, level of commitment and achievements in expanding homeownership opportunities.

Other awards and recognition: Spirit of Caring Chairman's Award from United Way of King County (1998). Best in the Northwest Washington Family Business of the Year from the Family Enterprise Institute (1996).

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