Our Company

Our firm’s cumulative market knowledge and superior financing expertise is unmatched by any other in the Detroit market.  We favor a team approach which allows us to align the best lender to your transaction .



Len Dillon – Principal

Email:  len@lendillon.biz

For the past 30 years Len has been actively engaged in commercial real estate. In 1998 his firm, Birmingham Financial, merged with Woodward Financial, to form his existing company. J. P. Morgan consistently recognizes him as one of their top producing performers. He has been a keynote speaker at their Circle of Excellence conferences. Len began his career in 1984 as a commercial real estate broker with Dietz Organization and specialized in the sale of property throughout the Midwest. He is an organizer of Bloomfield Bancshares and the Bank of Birmingham.

Education: Northwood University (Business, Finance and Accounting)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Michigan Real Estate Answer Forum
  • Urban Land Institute
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Finance Committee Pine Lake Country Club
  • Board Member of Variety: the Children’s Charity

Otto Kern – Partner

Email:  okern@towlefin.com

Otto is a Partner in Towle Financial Services which has a strategic alliance with Woodward Birmingham Financial. He has worked in financing for 27 years for several commercial banks and private mortgage banking firms building a strong national network. Recently Otto, along with partners, purchased the commercial mortgage business from Wells Fargo Bank. He acquired the servicing operation in March, 2010 (Towle Financial Services.)

Education:  Albion College (Business)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Mortgage Bankers Association


Wayne Bota – Partner

Email: wtbota@aol.com

As a Partner, Wayne is responsible for the origination, placement and closing of commercial real estate loans. With 25 years of lending experience, he has held positions with both commercial banks and private mortgage banking operations, providing him with a keen sense of how to structure a transaction to best accommodate the needs of both the owner, and the lender. Prior to joining Woodward Birmingham Financial, Wayne was a commercial real estate Workout Officer with a large Regional Bank, handling their largest and most complicated real estate transactions.

Education:  Michigan State University, Oakland University (MBA)

Professional Affiliations:

  • Mortgage Bankers Association

Karen Mrozek – Office Manager

Email:  wfingroup@aol.com

Karen has over 30 years experience with our company. She has extensive knowledge assisting in numerous complex real estate transactions. She works with lenders, attorneys, and third-parties to ensure a seamless closing process. Her talents include:

  • Expert Closing Specialist
  • Management of commercial loan servicing portfolios
  • Property management of various types of real estate
  • Professional oversight and organization of key accounts