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The West Virginia Housing Development Fund is excited to welcome Justin Hylbert as its new Business Development and Lender Support Officer.  Hylbert, a long-time mortgage loan officer in the Charleston area, will lead the Fund’s single-family department’s outreach efforts.

“Justin is experienced and well respected among the state’s banking and lending community,” said Erica Boggess, the Fund’s Executive Director. “We are proud to welcome him to our team and we know our partners across the state are looking forward to working with him.”

Hylbert’s responsibilities will include working with lenders, Realtors and real estate agents, builders, appraisers, attorneys, closing agents and others across the housing spectrum. He will be the primary contact for outside agencies should they have questions about the Fund’s mortgage offerings.

When he’s not out and about, Hylbert will be reviewing internal data and aggregate loan information to better determine how the Fund can utilize resources and work more efficiently with our partners. He’ll also work with other single-family team members to streamline lender training courses.

“Justin is going to be a real asset to our team and our entire organization,” said Jon M. Rogers, the Fund’s Senior Division Manager, Single Family Lending. “It’s been a long time since we’ve had a staff member specifically devoted to this kind of role. He has directed countless home buyers to our programs in the past, so we are excited to hit the ground running.”

Rogers added that the Fund is aggressively working to modernize its internal and external procedures in terms of work flow, documentation, underwriting and overall information sharing.

“As we move into this new frontier, Justin will be a vital link between our shop and our partners,” he said.

Hylbert has worked in various positions across the housing and lending industries and he hopes to use those experiences in his new role.

“I’m a firm believer that life never gives you more than you can handle. Whether through my previous Originator/Branch Manager positions, my time as a real estate salesperson, or as an account manager for a public relations/marketing firm, I’ve collected many skills and experiences to assist in my new position,” he said. “A common thread between them is my ability to work well with others, regardless of the situation or those involved. Treating people with respect, understanding and common courtesy is a great foundation for any new partnership.”

He added that one of his main goals will be building on the Fund’s already-strong reputation as the state’s affordable mortgage leader.

“In my position I expect to work with many people in the industry with whom I already have a relationship, but also forging new partnerships as well,” Hylbert said. “Additionally, I think the Fund plays a key role in home ownership in West Virginia, so contributing to the development of new business, servicing existing partners and helping the originations staff in any way will be rewarding.”

Hylbert started in his current position in early October.