Craig Strent has been originating mortgages since 1994 and co-founded Apex Home Loans in 1998. He received a BSBA from the American University's Kogod School of Business Administration. For the past 10 years, Craig has been recognized by industry publications as one of the "Top 200 Loan Originators" in America.
Craig is among the 1% of mortgage bankers nationwide to earn both the Certified Residential Mortgage Specialist designation as well as the Certified Mortgage Planning Specialist designation. Craig has particular expertise in working with clients going through separation and divorce and has gone through both Mediation and Collaborative training.
As a result of his expertise across multiple disciplines, Craig is often turned to by both the local and national media for commentary on the mortgage and housing markets. He has appeared numerous times on CNBC as well as on the NBC Nightly News, News Channel 8, and the Fox Morning News. In the past, Craig's articles have appeared in several publications, including a feature opinion piece in the Washington Business Journal on home buying.
Craig is a member of the Greater Washington Board of Trade, where he has served on the Board of Directors, co-chaired the Membership Committee, coordinated the organization's Ambassador Network, and has been recognized as "Ambassador of the Year" and "Most Engaged Small Business Person." Craig is a graduate of Leadership Greater Washington, currently sits on the Board of Directors, and recently completed his tenure as Membership Chair. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Washington, DC and was honored by the Washington Business Journal as one of their 40 under 40, signifying his inclusion among the area's emerging business leaders.
Craig is an avid roller hockey player, recently ran the Army & Cherry Blossom Ten Miler’s for the first time, and enjoys history and travel. He lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Amy and sons Sammy & Ollie.