SARASOTA, FL (May 4, 2022)—Gulfside Bank has hired Justin Gates as a Residential Lender, the bank announced today. Gates joins the residential mortgage group after a stint at Sabal Palm Bank where he worked as a residential lender for two years.
“Welcome to the Gulfside team!” says Dennis Murphy, President and CEO of Gulfside Bank. “Justin is a welcome addition to our growing department of residential lenders.”
Mr. Gates was born and raised in West Texas before moving to Florida three years ago. After earning his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry in 2006 from the Harden-Simons University in Abilene, Gates joined the police department and became certified in real estate. Justin served in law enforcement as a financial fraud investigator for ten years, and he also worked as a Realtor and Property Appraiser for Regional Real Estate in Abilene.
“My wife is from Sarasota, so our plan was always to come here eventually,” shares Gates, “I enjoy doing loans for homeowners and Realtors, and there’s no better place to do that right now than Southwest Florida!”
Justin and his wife have two young children, ages three and six, and enjoyed spending their free time with the kids.