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Our Team

Sasan Abrams
Originator/Builder Specialist
Haik Chillingaryan
Director, Business Operations
John Crowe
Senior Processor
Maryam Lotfizadeh
Executive Assistant
Heather Maxfield
Senior Processor
Danny Nausha
Originator
Kimberly Payton
Senior Underwriter
Lora Rosenblum
Senior Underwriter
Sasan Abrams

Sasan Abrams

Originator/Builder Specialist

Sasan has been in the mortgage industry since 2001. He has originated and closed many challenging transactions and has worked with several multi-family real estate developers providing their buyers with financing for their new development condominium projects. Sasan has also worked with first-time home-buyers, self-employed borrowers, low-to-moderate income borrowers, and high net worth borrowers. He is fluent both in English and Farsi.

Before joining Cohen Financial Group in 2009, he spent time at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage and Bank of America Home Loans. Sasan studied economics at the University of California Los Angeles. Sasan is both a licensed mortgage originator (NMLS:1194434) and a real estate salesperson (DRE: 01959640).

Haik Chillingaryan

Haik Chillingaryan

Director, Business Operations

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John Crowe

John Crowe

Senior Processor

John was born and raised in Budapest, Hungary, before moving to the San Francisco bay area at the age of 14. He spent five years in the US Army, then seven years working at DBL Realtors, which was later acquired by Sotheby’s International Realty. He’s been a processor at Cohen Financial since 2010. John enjoys spending his weekends in Big Bear, skiing in the winter, waterskiing, and hiking in the summer.

Maryam Lotfizadeh

Maryam Lotfizadeh

Executive Assistant

Maryam was born and raised in Tehran, Iran. She moved to the US to pursue a Business Administration degree from The Ohio State University. Maryam has been with Cohen Financial Group for over 20 years. Maryam loves spending time traveling and gathering with friends and family.

Heather Maxfield

Heather Maxfield

Senior Processor

Originally from Chicago, Heather arrived in Los Angeles in 2001. After a stint in the restaurant business, she decided to take her unique calling to serve elsewhere. Heather worked her way into the finance industry in 2005 and hasn't looked back. Joining the Cohen Financial Group in 2010, she is a loan coordinator, credit and underwriting specialist, and, most of all, a closer.

Heather holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Northern Illinois University, an accounting certificate from Northwestern University, and a paralegal certificate from UCSD. On the weekends, Heather enjoys reading, spending time with her family and, catching a game of football.

Danny Nausha

Danny Nausha

Originator

Danny is a highly experienced lending professional driven by a passion for helping clients achieve their dream of homeownership. Before joining Cohen Financial Group, Danny earned a business degree from the University of Arizona and held executive positions at several reputable lending institutions in the Los Angeles area. His nearly two decades of lending experience, combined with a commitment to be available and responsive to clients 24/7, has earned the trust and confidence of thousands of customers. A Los Angeles native, Danny enjoys spending free time with his wife and two sons. He is also an amateur bike doctor - “I love the work of bringing bicycles back to life - the rustier, the better!”. Danny is a licensed mortgage originator (NMLS:1194434) and a real estate salesperson (DRE: 246355).

Kimberly Payton

Kimberly Payton

Senior Underwriter

Kimberly has over 21 years of experience in real estate and finance and has been with Cohen Financial Group since 2009. She plays a vital role at the firm, processing the company's most complex deals. A lifelong resident of Los Angeles, Kimberly enjoys spending free time with friends and family, engaging in fine dining, shopping, and attending concerts.

Lora Rosenblum

Lora Rosenblum

Senior Underwriter

Lora has been with Cohen Financial Group since 1997. She has extensive knowledge of sophisticated tax return underwriting and works on our most difficult transactions. As one of our most experienced underwriters, Lora can expertly handle all parts of the financing transaction. When she is not in the office, she is a very active volunteer at The Westside German Shepherd Rescue, where she is the outside events coordinator.