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About Columbus Capital Lending
Situated in the heart of vibrant Miami, Florida, and established in 2012, Columbus Capital Lending stands as a distinguished mortgage lender. As a Hispanic, woman-owned company, our central mission revolves around successfully assisting numerous borrowers in their pursuit of purchasing and refinancing homes across Florida. Our distinct corporate culture, cultivated through over 35 years of experience, sets us apart. Our team exudes a blend of professionalism and family-like community, populated by enthusiastic and skilled professionals. Navigating the intricate landscape of mortgage options, our goal is to secure the most favorable rates and tailored solutions that align with your distinctive requirements.
We believe in the power of homeownership and the proven safety, stability, wealth and improved quality of life it has created for families and communities. Columbus Capital Lending is committed to promoting and protecting sustainable homeownership for all segments of America through its focus on retail mortgage originations of home purchase mortgages.
We seek to become a national force for sustainable homeownership, reaching out to underserved communities and expanding to other markets.
The Ellie Mae Award for Exceptional Achievement in Loan Quality
is awarded to a company that has outperformed the other 3,000 companies with more than 200,000 users of the Ellie Mae Encompass Lending Platform.
The winner is distinguished for creating enhancements that improve the loan quality, reduce application to closing times, reduce workloads and enhance the bottom line.
Our Leadership Team
Sonia Benitez, CEO
30 years of experience in the mortgage industry, building one of the most successful women-owned mortgage companies in South Florida.
Recipient of the Federal Housing Commissioners Special Achievement Award, recognizing Equity Financial as one of the Top 5 lenders in the US of FHA loans to minorities.
Established risk management and business unit guidelines to ensure all State, Federal and local regulatory guidelines were met.
Has assembled teams of highly-qualified professionals committed to the highest standards of business conduct in relationship to customers, investors, and shareholders.
Tino Diaz, Senior Vice President of Business Process Improvement
Founding Managing Officer and President of Americana Federal Savings & Loan.
Director of US League of Savings Institutions - Management Services, Institute of Financial Education, SAF Systems & Forms.
CEO of The Delta Group USA and CharisPros USA as a business process coach improving the profitability and competitiveness of firms.
National Chairman & President – National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP). Created the NAHREP Code of Trust – “En Confianza”.
Member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors Consumer Advisory Council.
Rolando Benitez, Founder
Senior executive with 35 years’ experience in residential development projects, new construction and mortgage lending.
Experienced in structuring joint ventures, negotiating strategic alliances and partnerships.
Recipient of the Federal Housing Commissioners Special Achievement Award as one of the top 5 lenders in the US of FHA loans to minorities.