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 expanded to become a thriving part of the business community and focused on bringing the best mortgage lending experience to the desert’s borrowers. 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 fifteen 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 community; and as a growing a strong organization as a local employer.
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 on the finance committee, auditing committee at Palm Valley School, and a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO).
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