KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Aug. 23, 2021 – Regions Bank on Monday announced the opening of its first mortgage office serving metropolitan Kansas City, representing an expansion of the Regions brand into the Kansas City metro area for the first time in the bank’s history.
Regions Bank is a regional lender with a branch-banking network covering 15 states across the Southeast, the Midwest and Texas. Beyond its branch network, Regions has mortgage-specific offices and is an Equal Housing Lender serving additional key markets, including Chicago and Cincinnati.
Now, the Regions Mortgage team is available to homeowners and buyers throughout the Kansas City area – offering custom-tailored lending options as part of Regions’ vision to serve as the premier lender to more homeowners across America. Regions’ new local mortgage office is part of the Park Place development in suburban Leawood, Kansas. The team is led by Mortgage Production Manager Jared Bahr, who brings over 10 years of banking and mortgage experience to the role.
“At Regions Bank, our mission is to make life better for the people we serve, and that’s more than a mission statement – it’s a commitment; it’s how we approach our roles as financial professionals,” said Jeff Fothergill, area production manager for Regions Mortgage. “We are excited to expand our services to reach consumers on the western side of Missouri as well as eastern Kansas and beyond. Jared Bahr’s commitment to providing first-rate client support, and a superior customer experience makes him well suited for leading our new local team. Already, Jared and his colleagues are connecting homebuyers with the quality mortgage services and attention to detail that make Regions unique in the marketplace. We are excited to build on the success they are achieving in introducing the Regions name to more people across the area.”
Our goal is to combine our local experience with the resources of the Regions brand to help people across Kansas City achieve their own, unique goals.
Jared Bahr, Regions Mortgage production manager
Prior to joining Regions, Bahr served as a mortgage supervisor with Arvest Bank. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business from the University of Missouri.
Mortgage Loan Officer Erik Kolseth and Mortgage Loan Coordinators Jessica Cochran and Brittnee Pinkerton have also joined the Leawood team. The group delivers a variety of mortgage services and solutions ranging from new construction financing to traditional home purchases. The team is also dedicated to reaching underserved communities through affordable housing financing programs.
“Our goal is to combine our local experience with the resources of the Regions brand to help people across Kansas City achieve their own, unique goals when it comes to homeownership, refinancing, and more,” Bahr said. “As we meet with prospective clients, we are excited to share with them how Regions is more than a lender; Regions is focused on serving our clients by providing custom-tailored options to meet their needs. Whether you’re buying your first home, you’re downsizing during retirement, or you’re somewhere in between, we have the experience and insights to connect you with financial options that can turn your vision into reality.”
As part of the bank’s Regions360 approach to holistic service, the Kansas City team is also working with local mortgage clients to connect them with Regions colleagues in other business groups, including consumer banking, wealth management, and more. These colleagues are already working with Kansas City-area customers to deliver additional financial services beyond mortgage-lending needs.
About Regions Financial Corporation
Regions Financial Corporation (NYSE:RF), with $156 billion in assets, is a member of the S&P 500 Index and is one of the nation’s largest full-service providers of consumer and commercial banking, wealth management, and mortgage products and services. Regions serves customers across the South, Midwest and Texas, and through its subsidiary, Regions Bank, operates more than 1,300 banking offices and approximately 2,000 ATMs. Regions Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. Additional information about Regions and its full line of products and services can be found at www.regions.com.