Greg Schliesmann was born in Milwaukee, WI and grew up in Franklin and Brookfield. As a self-confessed nerd, he became entrepreneurial at a young age. Looking for a balance between autonomy and company structure, he entered the mortgage industry full-time in 2000. He bought his first house in Wauwatosa and became a landlord at just 20 years of age.
Since then, his interests as a nerd have developed in diverse areas. He’s been a successful competitor in jiu-jitsu and grappling on a regional and national level. He currently helps to teach Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu at various locations including Marquette University. He is a fluent reader of Ancient Greek and part of a small, dispersed community of people who’ve gained fluency in speaking it. He’s also functional in Spanish and Portuguese and learning Hebrew.
He's spent a large amount of time in other countries and has traveled outside the U.S. many times. He’s frequently found in coffee shops in Milwaukee
People know Greg is passionate about helping people with their home financing. Greg says, “I don’t know many other jobs where you get to know people from all backgrounds on such a personal level. On top of that, I give them confidence during a stressful time and help them accomplish an important dream.”
Perhaps due to his nerd persona and tenacity, he has an extensive track record of completing difficult transactions, transactions for customers with extremely complex income such as entrepreneurs and investors, and transactions with many moving parts. He’s adept at understanding the situations of his customers in order to overcome obstacles, make successful arguments in their favor, and help them understand their options. He has helped over a thousand families with their home financing.
Greg says, “There was a point in my career when I had doors open for positions at many banks and mortgage companies. I choose Cherry Creek Mortgage because of the flexibility it gives my customers, its cohesion and efficiency, and the values it represents. Most of the department heads and executives have been with the company for decades, and the owners run the company to leave a positive legacy. They really care about employees and customers, and it shows.”
Meet Cherry Creek Mortgage Company
Although Cherry Creek Mortgage isn't household name for most consumers, it is well-known and respected in the real estate community in Greater Milwaukee and across the country. Most of our business is driven by referrals from real estate agents who regard us as a reliable, efficient, and fast source of financing for their customers. With a 31-year history (in business since 1987), we're one of the oldest and the 15th largest privately-owned mortgage company in the country. We've helped over 160,000 families with their home financing. Learn about our unique company culture, history, vision, and leadership below.
Why Cherry Creek Mortgage Company
Brief (75 second) introduction to our company and culture
Cherry Creek Mortgage Company:
Discovery our interesting history and story in this 8 minute documentary. How a young entrepreneur teamed with a well-known U.S. Senator to create Cherry Creek Mortgage.
YEARS IN BUSINESS
A 30-year tradition of doing the right thing
We’re more concerned with getting borrowers the right loan than any loan. This passion for responsible lending is what we’ve built our reputation on, and what enables us to succeed through wild housing cycles. Cherry Creek Mortgage received positive media coverage about its strong position during the subprime crisis.
Having built our business on trusting relationships with real estate professionals, we understand and respect the details and urgency of every transaction.
We built our business on solid personal relationships with the best agents in the business. We value our network of referral partners and customers above all else.
Our purpose is to build and become a great company and in this process we aspire to positively impact the lives of those individuals who come into contact with our organization and to honor God in all we do.
For more than 31 years, we have run our business following our guiding principles:
Committed to honesty and integrity in all our activities.
Passionate about serving others.
Keen to learn, adapt and improve.
Committed to profitable growth.
Focused on managing risk.
Leadership & Vision
We have a great team here at Cherry Creek Mortgage Company. We’ve helped over 160,000 families ﬁnance a home. We want to someday help at least 1 out of every 100 home buyers. We have work to do. Our work starts with a culture of support and success - with every employee, partner and consumer.