Faramarz Moeen-Ziai became a Golden State Warriors fan in 2002. One year later, he joined the mortgage industry after being a business owner for more than 10 years.
Fast forward to 2015, when the Warriors won their first of three NBA titles over the next four years. Fast forward again to this year, when Faramarz has been named by Oakland Magazine as one of the Top 5 Best Mortgage Brokers for 2021, as voted by residents in Oakland and throughout the East Bay.
Is it a coincidence? Or did one championship run lead to the beginning of another? Either way, the people of Oakland are fortunate to have such excellence in the Bay Area, both on the court and in mortgage lending.
The sports connection is a big one for both Faramarz and the company he works for. CrossCountry Mortgage is a top 10 retail lender in America. CCM’s president and CEO, Ron Leonhardt Jr., is a former college football player who believes that many of the principles that guide world-class athletic teams can be applied to the business world. Faramarz and his team are living proof of this, because above all, they are a group of highly skilled professionals who share a passion for getting things done on behalf of their customers.
“My team strives to provide an outstanding loan experience for our clients based on our experience, knowledge, and commitment to first-class service,” he says. “You might say we’re warriors for homeowners.”
Just like a great basketball team works well together, Faramarz and CCM are a perfect match. The company was founded in 2003 with the vision to become a nationwide full-service lender that could offer more to customers — pair them up with the perfect mortgage to suit their needs, provide knowledge and support every step of the way, and make their homeownership dreams possible and affordable.
Through superior customer service and a full range of home purchase, refinance, and equitybased products, CCM has been able to achieve that vision and build upon it by helping more people each year buy homes from coast to coast. The company has continued to expand its nationwide footprint and has no plans to slow down any time soon — certainly not with loan officers like Faramarz on its roster.
Faramarz’s background as a mortgage professional and an entrepreneur gives him a unique skill set and perspective when working with clients. Since 2003, he and his team have funded over 3,000 loans, and he is proud to lead one of the top producing teams in the country.
“In a fast-moving, ever-changing business, it is critical to keep up with new lending guidelines and loan programs,” he says. “That’s how we’re able to avoid surprises and provide our clients with the reassurance that our loans will close on time and with minimal stress. Our mission is to make everyone’s mortgage experience smooth and comfortable. When our clients have questions, my team and I are available on their schedule and always ready to offer guidance and reassurance.”
Outside of work, Faramarz loves to spend time with his family. He also enjoys cooking, traveling, and being an avid sports fan, especially of his beloved pro basketball team. Way back when, he even had a chance to win a million dollars at a Warriors game. While his shot from the opposite free throw line didn’t go in, his success in the mortgage industry is well-established, as evidenced by his Best of Oakland 2021 recognition.
Whether it’s a first-time homebuyer, a homeowner who wants to refinance, or an experienced real estate investor, Faramarz and his talented team consider it an honor when someone trusts them to handle their home financing. That’s how you become a champion mortgage broker in the Bay Area.