||Bay Equity is a full-service retail mortgage lending institution founded and headquartered in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District. In 2011 and 2012, San Francisco Business Times named Bay Equity among its "Top 100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies" in the Bay Area. Bay Equity also has operations centers in Concord, California; Corona, California; Lake Forest, California; Portland, Oregon; Tacoma, Washington and Everett, Washington and 64 retail branch offices on the West Coast. Bay Equity opened in the midst of the recession, as many other mortgage lenders were closing their doors. A group of mortgage professionals led by three brothers, Brett, Jon and Casey McGovern, recognized the need for a new type of mortgage lender. Their new lender had to embrace the highest standards, provide exceptional customer service and be committed to lasting relationships. Bay Equity opened in San Francisco in April of 2008 and funded its first loan one month later. In its short history, Bay Equity has expanded and is now lending in eleven western states and growing. Bay Equity has hired accomplished mortgage and financial professionals at all levels and has proudly assembled a highly experienced staff of corporate executives and operations professionals.