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John Blackwell of Quest Advisors, Inc. earns his Certified Residential Underwriter (CRU) Designation

Quest Advisors’ John Blackwell Earns

Certified Residential Underwriter Designation

Raleigh, NC – December 14, 2015 –John Blackwell, a QC Analyst and Consultant for Quest Advisors, Inc. has earned the Certified Residential Underwriter (CRU) designation from the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA).

The CRU certification is the highest professional designation for residential underwriters, according to MBA Education, the Mortgage Bankers Association’s education division. The CRU recognizes Blackwell’s knowledge, experience, and education as well as his commitment to the industry.

“John is a key part of our team and this recognition reflects his personal effort and his commitment to our clients,” said Charles Sewright, President and CEO of Quest Advisors.

“We commend John Blackwell for his hard work and dedication to professional development,” said Jeff Schummer, MBA’s Vice President of Education. “The CRU Designation is the mark of excellence in the residential underwriting arena.”

To earn the CRU designation, candidates must first complete two certifications: the Residential Underwriting Achievement Certificate and the Residential Underwriting Professional Certificate. These certificates create the foundation for the CRU. A comprehensive exam is required before the CRU is earned.

ABOUT QUEST ADVISORS: For 20 years, Quest Advisors has provided mortgage-related services to lenders funding every type of residential loan across the United States. As a quality assurance company engaged by lenders, we ensure the quality of residential mortgage loans. Our team provides loan quality control audits required by HUD as well as FHA, VA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, other investors and regulatory agencies. We also provide many solutions designed to help clients achieve profitability and growth goals. See more at Quest Advisors, Inc. or contact us at

ABOUT THE MBA: The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) is the national association representing the real estate finance industry, an industry that employs more than 280,000 people in virtually every community in the country. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the association works to ensure the continued strength of the nation’s residential and commercial real estate markets; to expand homeownership and extend access to affordable housing to all Americans. MBA promotes fair and ethical lending practices and fosters professional excellence among real estate finance employees through a wide range of educational programs and a variety of publications. Its membership of over 2,200 companies includes all elements of real estate finance: mortgage companies, mortgage brokers, commercial banks, thrifts, REITS, Wall Street conduits, life insurance companies and others in the mortgage lending field. For additional information, visit MBA’s website:

For further information on the CRU designation, contact Amber Lawrence, Program Manager, Certification and Designation Programs, Mortgage Bankers Association, 1919 M Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036, (202) 557-2766.


Matthew Reich