The Landis Group
About Us and Fairway

Let our experience guide you through the home financing process

A mortgage is one of the largest financial commitments most people make, repeatedly! Finding the right loan product for your season in life is what we specialize in.

Our team has been together for over 20 years and have a proven track record at delivering on our promises. As a branch of Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, we have access to a large breadth of loan programs, in-house underwriters, a network of referral partners and a history of highly competitive financing solutions.

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Zillow 5 Star Rating

Excellent, Communicative, and Fast!

"Steve and his team were great! From laying out all of the initial down payment options with detailed explanations to communicating clearly my action items throughout the process to being ready to close in a blindingly fast 17 days, Fairway was a pleasure to work with!"

- Douglas B.

Zillow 5 Star Rating

Exceptional service - Exceptional Team

Steve and Tatia were incredibly professional, communicative, strategic and engaged. The entirety of the process, from the initial call to the closing, was managed to perfection. I highly recommend Steve to anyone looking for a strategic partner to help them secure the best possible loan and terms."

- Bob C.

Zillow 5 Star Rating

Perfect for First Time Homebuyers!

"I cannot recommend Steve enough to other first time homebuyers like myself. He was very communicative and explained anything I had questions about thoroughly. I wouldn't have been able to step into my first house without his help!"

- Hannah M.

Meet Us

We are a Pacific Northwest branch office of Fairway Independent Mortgage Co. dedicated to servicing our clients and professional partners with sound advice on incorporating real estate into a personal financial plan. That advice can range from providing a mortgage loan or working through a real estate investment strategy, to offering expertise on retirement lending options.

About Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation (NMLS #2289) is a full-service mortgage lender with a wide array of innovative products that help make homeownership more affordable with the speed and service its clients deserve. Based in Madison, Wisconsin, Fairway is dedicated to finding great mortgage options and providing some of the fastest turn times for its borrowers.

Since opening our doors in 1996, our team has helped thousands of Americans achieve their dream of homeownership. We have been dedicated to providing unparalleled customer service. Fairway now employs nearly 11,000 team members, including more than 3,000 producers and over 600 branches

Fairway in the community

Fairway Cares
In 2020, Fairway Cares, the non-profit arm of top-10 mortgage lender Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation, provided comfort through the delivery of 1,355 care packages to those who faced a critical illness, sustained physical trauma, or lost a loved one. Those efforts nearly doubled in 2021 with volunteers at Fairway Cares packaging and delivering more than 2,400 care packages.
Additionally, Fairway supported health care professionals who are directly treating COVID-19 patients. Fairway Cares partnered with nutritional and well-being specialist Isagenix to provide 200 immune-boosting, dietary bundles to these vital, frontline workers.

“As a non-profit that is totally funded by Fairway employees, we work hard to make every dollar count and to maximize the value of the package contents,” said Sherri Anderson, CEO of Fairway Cares. “Each week we have volunteers come to the office to gift wrap some of the items. When people receive these specially wrapped items it adds to the feeling that the gift was specially prepared for them. We had more than 14 volunteers log a total of 610 hours in 2021.”

For 2022 Fairway Cares is looking to build on the momentum and plans to double results through a new initiative, Fairway Cares Champions. Fairway encourages its employees to give back to their communities through its Volunteer Paid Time Off program. Fairway volunteers contribute thousands of hours of time across the country in programs addressing issues from Education to Health to Hunger.

American War Initiative

Dedicated to serving our veterans, Fairway founded the non-profit American Warrior Initiative (AWI) in 2015 as a way to give back to active-duty service members, veterans, and first responders. In 2021, AWI provided 101 service dogs to 101 deserving veterans, more than double the previous year.

Fairway underwrites all expenses of the non-profit American Warrior Initiative and Fairway employees have donated millions of dollars to AWI, enabling the organization to provide funding for hundreds of service dogs for deserving veterans and active military members over the past five years. Their contributions also enabled AWI to donate more than 230 gift cards to veterans in 2021.

With a focus on purchase business and market leadership we funded $71 billion in home loans in 2021. We remain a privately held corporation, owned by our employees and run by our founder Steve Jacobsen.

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“It’s not about the loans we do; it is about the hearts we change and the people we help.”
-Steve Jacobson, Fairway Founder and CEO

Meet the Team

Steve Landis

Steve Landis

Branch Sales Manager
NMLS# 112929

Steve Landis has been advising clients on home financing strategies since 1994.  He uncovered his passion for finance and real estate in his early 20’s and has been sharing his expertise to enable homeownership ever since.  Steve holds certifications in Mortgage Planning, Retirement Lending and currently manages a branch office in Portland, Oregon.  His vast network of relationships across the community and within his company, ensures your experience is exceptional, every time.  He assists clients across the Pacific Northwest, licensed in OR WA CA ID AZ.

It's not a loan to him, it’s a financial investment.  He is a mortgage advisor to clients offering insights to formulate the right lending solution.  Backed by a team of veterans in the mortgage industry, Steve has built a reputation around guaranteed estimates and on-time closings.

When not working, Steve can be found enjoying a variety of outdoor activities from hiking and mountain biking to water and snow skiing.  He has 2 grown children and a wife of 28 years, who share the same passion for the outdoors, travel and adventure.

Titia Brown

Tatia Brown

Loan Officer Assistant
and Branch Operations
NMLS# 128286
Tatia is a native Oregonian having spent over 30 years in the mortgage industry.

Starting as a receptionist, she quickly transitioned to her to current role as a licensed Production Partner. She joined Steve just over 22 years ago and manages all the backend details. She keeps clients moving through the process from managing timelines to understanding underwriting guidelines and working through exceptions.

Tatia is married to her high school sweetheart with whom she shares the responsibility of their five furry children. Travel is a big part of their free time enjoying trips to sunny beach destinations and local adventures in their RV.

Sheila Landis

Sheila Landis

Business Development
Sheila launched into corporate America just out of college spending early career as a retail buyer...

before completely shifting gears into high-tech with IBM Sales and Service.

Fortunate to be hired and trained by one of the top sales companies in the world, she never lost her passion for understanding and solving client challenges.  Her time spent developing new business as well growing a large client base taught her the importance of relationships.

After dropping to part-time while raising two young children she eventually found her niche simplifying the complex through concise communications intended to inform and hopefully inspire, in the mortgage industry.

As the name implies, she is the wife of 28 years referred to in Steve’s bio.  They share a passion for many of the same outdoor activities though she favors snow over water when selecting her sport of choice.


Whether you are early career or a seasoned veteran we’d love to hear from you.  Fairway offers robust business building resources for all levels from early career to coaching programs for top producers. From products to benefits, Fairway has truly mastered caring for and supporting a team. The Landis Group operates a boutique corporate Fairway branch with an experienced leadership team and local marketing resources to support and grow your business.

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