Gleason Austin Group Named MN Housing Top Loan Producer

MINNETONKA, MINNESOTA (June 24, 2022) – Alerus is pleased to announce Pat Gleason, as part of the Gleason Austin Group, was named the top producing loan officer at the platinum level for single family homeownership in 2021 by Minnesota Housing.

Gleason and her partner, Bob Austin, have more than 40 years of combined experience in the mortgage industry serving clients of all income levels, with extensive expertise assisting clients seeking affordable housing or down payment assistance.

Minnesota Housing is the state’s housing finance agency and focuses on providing access to safe and affordable housing. This includes collaborating with loan officers to provide affordable home loans for first-time and repeat homebuyers. The Top Producing Loan Officer Program recognizes outstanding loan officers biannually based on their region and volume of first-time homebuyer loans at three levels: platinum, gold, and silver. Gleason was named the top producer at the platinum level in 2021. Gleason and Austin previously earned recognition at the platinum level in 2017 and 2014.

In 2021, Minnesota Housing’s participating lenders originated over 5,800 home mortgage loans for more than $1.29 billion statewide, with 39% of those loans serving Black, Indigenous, and people of color. Visit for more information.

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Alerus (Alerus Financial, N.A.) is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Grand Forks, ND. Alerus provides innovative and comprehensive financial solutions to businesses and consumers through four distinct business segments—banking, retirement and benefit services, wealth management, and mortgage. These solutions are delivered through a relationship-oriented primary point of contact along with responsive and client-friendly technology. Alerus Financial banking and wealth management offices are located in Grand Forks and Fargo, ND, the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN metropolitan area and Scottsdale and Mesa, AZ. Alerus Retirement and Benefits plan administration offices are located in St. Paul, MN, East Lansing, MI, and Littleton, CO.