SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Francisco based mortgage lender Bay Equity Home Loans is pleased to announce CalPacific and The Touchstone Group have joined forces to expand the Bay Equity brand in Southern California.
Bay Equity President and CEO Brett McGovern said, "We are honored to align with Craig Bramlett, Rick Jones and the men and women of CalPacific, CalPacific – The Rafii Group and The Touchstone Group. They are highly experienced loan professionals who have provided the people of San Diego County with exceptional service for more than 20 years."
Bay Equity Chief Operating Officer Casey McGovern added, "They are a perfect fit for our family owned and operated company and share our commitment to customer service. We're excited about the future and pleased they chose to become a part of us."
CalPacific co-founder Craig Bramlett noted, "We have found the right company in Bay Equity. It shares our ethics and values. Plus, it's a California company with regional operations, a wide array of lending programs, great technology and competitive rates. We are confident together we can provide borrowers with a better, more efficient and faster mortgage experience."
About Bay Equity
Bay Equity is a full-service retail mortgage lender founded and headquartered in the heart of San Francisco's Financial District. Bay Equity has California operation centers in Concord, Corona, and Lake Forest; as well as in Portland, Oregon, and in Tacoma and Everett in Washington State. www.bayequityllc.com.
CalPacific was formed in 1992 when Craig Bramlett and Rick Jones became partners. Both Rick and Craig have been Top 200 Mortgage originators nationwide for more than 9 consecutive years. In 2012 Craig was again a Top 200 Mortgage Originator and Rick was recognized for being in the Top 1% of loan officers nationwide. This year their branch has funded more than $540,000,000 through July. In 2012 their branches funded $1,005,422,367.
About CalPacific – The Rafii Group
Mike Rafii formed Premier Bancorp in 1994. As one of the top ranking mid-size mortgage brokerage firms in Southern California, Premier Bancorp served thousands of borrowers with great emphasis on transparency, efficiency and client satisfaction. The Rafii Group joined CalPacific in March of 2012 to better position the team in the marketplace.
About The Touchstone Group
Buddy Greene and Jamie Hughes of the Touchstone Branch have been in the mortgage industry for more than 20 years funding in excess of $3,000,000,000 in San Diego residential home loans.
Media Contact: John Marler Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications Bay Equity LLC 503-305-2615 Email www.bayequityllc.com