Senior Community Lending Mortgage Banker at CIBC named Corporate Partner of the Year by The Housing Partnership, Inc. in St. Louis

CHICAGO, August 18, 2021 — CIBC today announced Steve Bahru, senior community lending mortgage banker in CIBC’s St. Louis, Missouri office, has been named Corporate Partner of the Year by The Housing Partnership, Inc.

“I am pleased to extend my sincere congratulations to Steve on behalf of our bank,” said Daniel Sullivan, head of private banking and mortgages. “For over 10 years, Steve has supported The Housing Partnership by updating them with current lending guidelines and practices, and by providing education to first-time homebuyers—valuable lessons he also shares with CIBC clients as they navigate the homebuying process.”

With more than 25 years of mortgage banking experience, Bahru ensures access to mortgage, down payment and housing rehabilitation loan products appropriate to client needs. He supports local housing initiatives and offers mortgages that keep homes affordable. Prior to joining the bank, Bahru served as a community lending mortgage banker at US Bank. Previously, he worked at Access Capital Funding, LLC as a senior loan officer. Bahru received a Bachelor of Business Administration from Culver-Stockton College and earned a Master of Business Administration for Lindenwood University.

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