Mortgage banker On Q Financial is expanding its originations presence on the east coast by opening a new sales and operations center in Atlanta, GA, the independent banker told HousingWire Thursday.

The company also will expand into other Southeast markets. Due to its expansion, On Q is currently hiring mortgage professionals to join the team.

Scottsdale, AZ-based, On Q currently has 30 offices in Arizona, California, Washington, Colorado, Texas, North Carolina and Georgia. In 2012, the independent mortgage banker will fund nearly $2 billion in residential mortgages.

Founded in 2005, On Q is Fannie Mae approved and licensed to lend in a total of 21 states.

On Q told HW that potential Southeast markets include, "Virginia, Washington D.C., Maryland, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Alabama and South Carolina."