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Walter Neil Portrait

Walter K. Neil - President/CEO

Walter K. Neil is the President and CEO of Franklin Loan Center, the largest independent mortgage lending company in the Coachella Valley, located in Palm Desert, California. Under Walter’s leadership, Franklin has grown to become a thriving part of the business community and focused on bringing the best mortgage lending experience to Southern California borrowers and beyond. Providing personalized, expert service is a hallmark of Walter’s commitment to the community and, as a leader in the field, frequently provides seminars and educational sessions to the area’s real estate industry on the changing nature of the mortgage business, programs and regulations. Additionally, Franklin has been closely associated with local real estate brokers and developers for over twenty-nine years, partnering with the leading companies to provide their clients with premier services focused on their customers.

Walter has grown Franklin Loan Center from a small mortgage broker company into a thriving regional enterprise spanning the Southern California region providing clients with the homes they’ve always wanted; serving as a well-regarded leader in the local business communities; and as a growing strong organization as an employer. Recently, Walter has led Franklin in tremendous growth, doubling the size of Franklin’s presence in Southern California and plans to expand to service clients in more states and regions.

Mr. Neil graduated from the University of Florida with a B.S. in Business Administration. He is married with three beautiful children (two girls and one boy) which keep him and his wife very busy. Walter is currently a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and the California Mortgage Bankers Association.

Board of Directors

Walter K. Neil

Daniel Neil
Board Member

Laura Neil
Board Member

Executive Team

Barbara Bowles
Chief Financial Officer


Nate Hernandez
Senior Vice President Production


Curt Kessler
Director, Information Technology and Marketing

Julie Ortega
Compliance Officer

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