First Heritage Mortgage Opens New Branch in Virginia Beach, Virginia

Company continues to grow in response to the evolving needs of Hampton Roads market

First Heritage Mortgage, LLC (FHM), a leading independent mortgage lender, has opened a new branch in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and continues to rapidly expand its presence throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern United States. The new office (Branch NMLS ID #2000656) is located at 249 Central Park Avenue, Suite 300-2, Virginia Beach, VA 23462. 

FHM specializes in providing personalized home financing solutions to make homeownership achievable for as many people as possible within the communities it serves. FHM has been ranked one of the Top 100 Mortgage Companies in America by Mortgage Executive Magazine, one of the Top 75 Mortgage Lenders by Scotsman Guide, one of the Best Mortgage Companies to Work For by National Mortgage News, and most recently was named a Top Workplace by The Washington Post. The company originated more than $2.5 billion of mortgage loans in 2019 and is poised for significant growth in the coming years. 

The Virginia Beach location marks the 16th branch office for FHM, which will celebrate its 25th anniversary this December. Alex Wish, President at First Heritage Mortgage, said the opening of the branch location is a direct response to the continued increase of homebuyer, real estate, and builder interest in the area. 

“The housing market in Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and the surrounding regions continues to grow, and so do we,” Wish stated. “We are thrilled to open the Virginia Beach office and look forward to bringing on more local mortgage experts to help provide the cutting-edge home financing, exceptional rates, and truly personal service FHM is known for across this flourishing community.”

First Heritage Mortgage Loan Officer David Cockerill

The new Virginia Beach branch is spearheaded by Loan Officer David Cockerill (NMLS ID #1638657). Cockerill and his team bring the full suite of FHM loan products to the Virginia Beach market, including FHA, VA, VHDA, USDA, Conventional Conforming and Jumbo mortgages. The FHM team also offers in-house construction lending, renovation loans including FHA 203K, targeted programs for first-time homebuyers, along with specialty products like bridge loans, a “Lock and Shop” offering, and several extended interest rate lock programs.  

“I am excited to be launching the Virginia Beach location,” stated Cockerill. “First Heritage Mortgage is a people-first company, and offers a wide selection of mortgage solutions, including specialty products for unique situations that might not fit into the stringent requirements of banks and other lenders. I look forward to better serving my clients and the Virginia Beach community, as well as helping to drive the company’s success in our new branch.” 

To learn more about the Virginia Beach branch, customers and business partners can contact David Cockerill at 757-389-8893 or email