PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Centennial Lending Group, LLC, a growing mortgage bank headquartered in Maple Glen, PA, will soon open an office in Center City managed by Kevin Berju. Kevin and his team bring over 23 years of professional experience in the real estate and mortgage industry. As a result of his experience, attention to detail, availability, exceptional work ethic and responsiveness to his clients, Kevin has continuously been awarded the Five Star Mortgage Professional recognition in Philadelphia magazine and reached the "Top 1% of all mortgage originators" countrywide since 2012 as designated by Mortgage ExecutiveMagazine. Centennial Lending Group, LLC is a well-respected leader providing affordable residential and commercial financing, established in 2010 by Susan Meitner, President and CEO. Using her past expertise in the mortgage banking and real estate industries as the foundation for the company, Susan recruited the best talent from inside and outside the industry to form a stellar management team. Together, Susan and her team create a uniquely efficient mortgage experience for clients and employees by keeping the whole process, from opening a file to closing and funding a mortgage, at their headquarters. This model of service, along with the selection of outstanding team members, has been the reason for the company's success. Inclusion on Inc magazine's Inc. 5000 list for the past three years, awarded Five Star Mortgage Professional featured in Philadelphia magazine and named as one of Mortgage Professional America Magazine's Hot 100 are just a few of the honors the Centennial Lending Group team has received. The company is currently licensed in thirteen states and strives to expand its footprint nationwide, offering award-winning knowledge and service to home buyers and home owners seeking new mortgages or refinancing. Kevin Berju, Philadelphia's Branch Manager, has earned CMPS certification, putting him in an elite group of less than 5% of the mortgage professionals in the industry, and is licensed in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Having been a Realtor ®, mortgage professional and homebuyer has given him the insight it takes to help buyers get from pre-approval to home ownership with confidence. Centennial Lending Group offers a full line of residential and commercial mortgages for all types of buyers.