Robb Sikes MBA NMLS 219917 | AZ 0911648
Originally from Michigan, Robb began his career in finance at Deloitte, the largest public accounting firm globally. With a strong Midwestern work ethic, and over 25 years of financial, management, accounting, human services, and academic professional experience, Robb is your solid strategic partner! He earned an MBA in Accounting and Human Resource Management, a BSBA in Accounting, and a BA in Finance. Robb is also a Professor in the Commerce Department at The University of Arizona and a former Professor in the Business Department at Pima Community College. His professional financial and human services vitae include Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Director of Human Resources, Director of Corporate Compliance, and Corporate Controller.
In 2009, Robb resigned his position as Corporate Controller in Scottsdale with a large financial servicing company to begin a new venture in lending in Tucson. He was fortunate to have an amazing mentor and has been enjoying growth in this profession ever since! Working with stellar clients, awesome agents, and professional peers has certainly helped keep Robb energized, as well as his “always happy mode!”
In 2017, Robb had the honor of being appointed by the Superintendent of the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions (AZDFI) to serve a two-year term on the Mortgage Broker Testing Committee. Robb is also a Certified Instructor for the Arizona Department of Real Estate (AZDRE) and enjoys being able to provide continuing education courses to real estate agents in the Tucson metropolitan area.
Utilizing an internal and external client-centric approach in all loan strategies and transactions, Robb has been able to develop and maintain a stellar core team of referring business partners, clients, and peers! He listens to his clients and, collaboratively, works together towards a winning loan strategy! Both realtors and clients are thrilled when Robb shows up to the closing! He attends closings—a best-business practice—as he feels the client should be supported throughout the entire loan process: Start to Finish!
Robb is very athletic and an avid CrossFitter! CrossFit has both transformed his body and life! Having studied over 13 languages and cultures, Robb has found great joy in how we interact in life, and as humans! He’s a volunteer, board member, writer, affiliate, and sponsor for numerous not-for-profit organizations including The University of Arizona, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, New Mexico Department of Public Health, University of New Mexico, University of Michigan, University of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, and several mobile health clinics in New Mexico and Arizona servicing the indigent, rural, and impoverished populations.
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Homeowners who refinanced through Freddie Mac in 2013 continued to display fiscal restraint, choosing fixed rate mortgages, keeping essentially the same mortgage balance, and in many cases opting for shorter-term loans to build equity more rapidly. In doing so homebuyers who refinanced during the year will save approximately $21 billion on net over the first 12 months of their new loans.
The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) called the fourth quarter of 2013 a particularly strong one for commercial and multifamily mortgage originations, with a total volume of around $280 billion in closed loans, the highest volume since 2007. Preliminary figures indicate that the volume for the entire year was up 15 percent from 2012 and increased 34 percent between the third and final quarter of 2013.
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