NORTHRIDGE, Calif. – January 27, 2020 – Extensia Financial, a nationally recognized credit union service organization (CUSO) specializing in commercial real estate servicing, announces the addition of seasoned credit union industry professional, Natalie Yanez, as its new credit union relationship manager. In this role, Yanez will nurture Extensia’s existing partnerships with the CUSO’s nationwide network of over 140 credit union partners and will lead the firm in identifying, developing and securing new credit union partners that fit Extensia’s strategic direction.
“Natalie’s extensive experience in the credit union industry is a valuable addition to our team,” said Craig Page, Extensia’s president and CEO. “Her deep understanding of credit unions’ lending needs, coupled with her relationship-focused business development skillset, will bolster Extensia’s customer service platform and enable us to deliver on our promise of sourcing and vetting safe and secure commercial real estate lending opportunities that match a credit union’s business objectives and risk tolerance.”
2019 marked Extensia’s top performing year to-date. The CUSO helped 37 credit unions fund 38 transactions, or over $140,792,000 in loans through its nationwide platform. With a 11% year-over-year increase in production, Extensia continues to increase the size of its internal team to support business growth.
Prior to Extensia, Yanez held the role of director of community partnerships at Ventura County Credit Union for seven years. In this capacity, she served as an ambassador to stakeholders within the existing membership, prospective membership and surrounding community. Yanez is also a licensed real estate agent with eXp Realty, assisting her clients in residential transactions.
“I am excited to join the Extensia team as it begins a new decade on a steady path of growth and success,” said Yanez. “Extensia’s core values of serving community and building relationships are what drew me to the organization, and I believe my background working within the credit union industry complements Extensia’s business objectives. I look forward to helping Extensia broaden its network and working with its credit union partners to assist them in achieving their MBL goals.”
A Southern California native, Yanez holds leadership positions at several professional and philanthropic organizations, including the Greater Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Board, the Foundation of VCCU Board of Directors and the CSU Channel Islands Alumni & Friends Association.
Yanez completed her master’s degree in Business Administration at California State University Channel Islands and earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences at San Diego State University. She also is recognized as a credit union development educator (CUDE) and resides in Santa Clarita, Calif.
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 www.extensiafinancial.com or follow Extensia on LinkedIn.