Nations Lending opens new branches in Sparta and Toms River

Mortgage lender Nations Lending recently opened two new branches — one in Sparta and another in Toms River.

Bruce Laukaitis, who will be leading the Sparta branch, is an accomplished professional with over 20 years of expertise in mortgage lending. Throughout his career, Laukaitis has consistently performed at the highest levels, earning numerous awards for outstanding performance in the forward, reverse and commercial mortgage industries. He is a trusted adviser in the reverse mortgage arena, having held top-level executive positions and achieving national Top 25 ranking for those companies. He prides himself on his leadership and mentoring roles in numerous business organizations, including the National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association, the Chamber of Commerce and Business Network International, as well as racing organizations like the Sports Car Club of America and the American Endurance Racing series, where he loves coaching and winning on the track, too.

Meanwhile, John Zura has been chosen to head the Toms River branch. Zura is a seasoned industry professional with over 20 years of experience in residential lending. He brings a wealth of knowledge from his previous positions and has consistently performed at the highest level, receiving awards such as the “Top Producer Award” and “Top Mortgage Branch Award” in 2020 and 2021. He was also featured in the January 2023 edition of Fortune Magazine. Zura takes pride in his 5-star reviews, which reflect his unwavering commitment to customer service.

Both branch managers are excited for Nations Lending to take their business to the next level.

“We are excited to welcome Bruce Laukaitis and John Zura to Nations Lending,” Tim Dowling, vice president, regional manager, said. “With their knowledge and dedication, they are ideal leaders for our presence in the Northeast region.”