Our story takes us back over 3 years ago when the co-founders met in Singapore and became friends.
Both being Americans, we identified a serious problem in the world and embarked on a journey to fix it. That is to say, getting an overseas mortgage as a non-resident is extremely difficult, especially for U.S. property – the largest residential property market in the world and one of the most invested by foreigners.
What makes GMG unique is that we work directly with wholesale lenders to create loan programs specifically for Asia-based borrowers. GMG currently can close and fund a U.S. loan in under 45 days, compared to 4-6 months for well-known international banks.
AND…because we are able to find the best loan options available from our network of lenders, we regularly “beat” the rates you would find from banks in the U.S.
We plan to use technology to further improve the processing time to under 30 days in the near term! More on this in the “Investors” section.
To become the benchmark global mortgage service for International Investors, and Expats by providing world-class loan products to satisfy customers through continuous improvement driven by the integrity, teamwork and the financial knowledge of our people.
Meet Our Founders
Two Friends. One Vision
With over 25 years of financial services experience, Donald founded one of Hong Kong’s earliest hedge funds in 1999 with over $200mn AUM; managed a Macro Equity Hedge Fund at Asia’s largest family office. He managed a Global Equity Sales team for the 2nd largest bank in the world; and is an Angel investor in a Nasdaq-listed tech start-up (SoftBank investee company).
He has an unparalleled network of connections throughout Asia and also known for his equally-high level of client coverage and market knowledge from his many years covering clients which include the largest sovereign wealth funds, most-recognised hedge funds and family offices in the world.
Donald founded Global Mortgage Group in 2018, seeing a need for a truly globalised approach for real estate investors to obtain a mortgage in countries outside of their country of domicile and passport. Global Mortgage Group is the Asia’s only U.S. mortgage broker.
Donald is a dedicated family man and continues to manage his family investments which still focus on thematic macro equity investing.
Robert has over 25 years of financial services and mortgage lending experience ranging from: Founder and CEO of one of Hawaii’s earliest and largest real estate publications which after 13 years was sold to one of the nations largest publishers; Managed a wholesale lending division for Fremont Bank dealing directly with regional and national banks and brokers; Managed a wholesale lending division for Morgan Stanley’s Saxton Capital dealing directly with regional and national banks and brokers; Managed a retail lending team dealing directly with clients looking to purchase or refinance real estate both residential and commercial.
He is a serial entrepreneur having founded and invested in various companies in multiple industries. Robert co-founded Global Mortgage Group in 2018, seeing a need for a truly globalised approach for real estate investors to obtain a mortgage in countries outside of their country of domicile and passport. Global Mortgage Group is the Asia’s only U.S. mortgage broker.
Robert is married and the father of two teenage boys which keeps him very active.
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