Movement Mortgage brings on Justin Bayle's LendLA team to better serve the Greater Los Angeles market - Movement Mortgage Blog

Movement Mortgage, a national top 10 retail mortgage lender, is excited to announce the addition of Justin Bayle and the LendLA team to the Los Angeles, California market. 


LendLA is a premier mortgage banking team servicing the Greater Los Angeles area specializing in jumbo, conventional and FHA purchase mortgages. In an industry where most lenders focus their business around refinances, LendLA has always been a purchase lender with a team of professionals who closed more than $400 million in the last 12 months. Under Bayle’s guidance, the LendLA team fosters close relationships with real estate agents, business managers, home buyers and sellers while providing exceptional service and unmatched expertise on home loans. 


Bayle (NMLS #308718) brings more than 20 years of experience to Movement Mortgage, most recently at New American Funding. Before that, Bayle held leadership roles at Mortgage Capital Partners and CS Financial. He got his start in the home financing industry as a mortgage broker at CenTek Capital Group in 2000. 


Joining Bayle are key members of the LendLA team, including Erica Benvenuto (NMLS #1674712), Tal Nelkin – (NMLS #1432299), Joel Newton (NMLS #278586), Jack Gladden (NMLS #1470164), Arash Gezerseh (NMLS #298574), marketer AJ Walker, and transaction coordinators Natalie Fornelli and Lucy Rosales.


Bayle and the LendLA team will be supported by Southern California Regional Director Chad Coester.  


“We are so happy to have Justin Bayle and the LendLA team join Movement Mortgage,” said Coester. “This group is filled with professionals who continually strive to provide the highest level of customer service to each and every client and Realtor, which aligns perfectly with our vision to be the premier purchase lender in the nation. We have created a very aggressive product offering, tailored to the SoCal market, with world class execution led by Anna Benz as SVP for jumbo lending.  Movement is on track to become one of, if not the strongest players, in the jumbo arena.”


“Movement is providing the LendLA team a platform for success,” said Bayle. “We are partnering with Movement to better serve our clients and real estate agents with exceptional service, quick closings and amazing jumbo loan options — a key to success in the Los Angeles market.  Also, let’s talk about people. This is not just a business; it’s a chance to bring high-quality solutions to the people we serve. That’s what makes this an amazing opportunity for us.”


“Look for big news in SoCal over the coming months,” adds Coester, “None of which will top the excitement all of us have at Movement to welcome Justin and the LendLA team!”



About Movement Mortgage 

Movement Mortgage exists to love and value people by leading a Movement of Change in its industry, corporate culture and communities. Funding approximately $30 billion in residential mortgages annually, Movement is the sixth-largest retail mortgage lender in the U.S. Movement is best known for its innovative mortgage process and referable experience, which begins with Upfront Underwriting and a seven-day loan processing goal. The company employs more than 4,000 people, has more than 650 branches in the U.S. and is licensed in 50 states. After funding its balance sheet and investing in future growth, Movement’s profits are paid to its primary shareholder, the nonprofit Movement Foundation. To date, Movement Foundation has received more than $260 million of Movement profit to invest in schools, affordable housing, communities and global outreach. For more information, visit



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Mitch Mitchell

Mitch Mitchell is a freelance contributor to Movement's marketing department. He also writes about tech, online security, the digital education community, travel, and living with dogs. He’d like to live somewhere warm.