James S. Dorcely has worked for more than a decade in the NYC real estate market and is widely recognized as being among the best mortgage lender professionals anywhere. He is a Vice President, Senior Lending Manager at Citibank, where he oversees secured lending regarding residential mortgages for Upper East & Upper West Manhattan. James entered banking and finance as a stock and bond broker on Wall Street. In 2001, he transitioned into mortgages when he began working for Bank of New York Mortgage. Subsequently, James also has managed banking center loan officers covering the Manhattan market at, JP Morgan Chase and Bank of America, and was also involved in increasing share of mortgage market for Wachovia & MetLife Home Loans in the NYC real estate market.
Because of his mortgage sales and lending expertise and emphatic customer-centric approach to the business, many leaders in the Manhattan real estate market have regularly turned to him for residential financing knowledge and advice. As a manager, James proudly encourages his sales team to adopt his personal mantra of delivering a great customer experience on every transaction and seeking to match his reputation as “the guy that can get it done.” Moreover, James brings a wealth of knowledge to Citi in the arenas of condominium and coop approval process as well as community lending, FHA and Jumbo mortgage programs.