Extensia Financial continues expansion of lending team, hires commercial real estate business development officer

New BDO Jan Hood will further expand CUSO’s national CRE lending program.

NORTHRIDGE, CA (June 12, 2019)Extensia Financial, one of the nation’s premier credit union service organizations (CUSO) specializing in commercial real estate lending nationwide, announces the addition of real estate finance professional Jan Hood as its newest business development officer. With over 20 years of commercial real estate lending experience, Hood is positioned to help expand Extensia’s lending footprint and leverage one of the most established credit union lending and loan participation platforms nationwide.

“Jan’s background and network of commercial real estate borrowers and brokers align with our ongoing expansion goals,” said Craig Page, Extensia’s president and CEO. “Jan possesses not only commercial real estate insight and market knowledge but also the underwriting experience necessary to recognize whether or not the loan will work for our credit union customers.”

Hood is a former vice president at George Smith Partners, where she helped to establish a successful northwest commercial real estate lending office. She also worked as an independent commercial mortgage banker and broker for over 10 years. An active member of her community, Hood serves as executive board member for Alaska Housing Initiatives, Inc., a nonprofit assisting various homeless, low-income and disabled populations. She completed her master’s degree in Business Administration at Golden Gate University and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Marketing at the University of Oregon.

“Extensia’s ability to originate, participate and service loans for the credit union industry in a customer-centric manner blends well with the customers and clients with whom I have worked over the past two decades,” said Hood. “I believe that we will be able to make a tremendous impact in the Pacific Northwest and nationwide, and I’m excited to help Extensia continue on its growth trajectory.”

About Extensia Financial

Extensia Financial is one of the most seasoned credit union service organizations (CUSO) focused on commercial real estate. Established in 1998, Extensia is a customer service-driven organization connecting credit unions with commercial real estate brokers, commercial mortgage brokers and high- net-worth investors through participation lending. Extensia partners with credit unions to diversify their lending portfolios, expanding credit unions lending programs beyond their communities, mitigating concentration risk while increasing their loan to share ratio. Extensia is actively seeking credit unions wishing to invest in commercial real estate lending opportunities from $2 million to $15 million to present to our investors. The company is headquartered in Northridge, California. To learn more visit or follow Extensia on LinkedIn.


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