30+ Years of Saying “Welcome Home”

Decades Of Business & Real Estate Experience​

Hundreds of millions in lending volume and real estate acquisitions, and unparalleled experience in branding and leadership give our company a unique blend of industry expertise and human touch.

Here are the tenured leaders we’re proud to call founders:


Brian Lardner

Founding Member

Decades of experience as a Lender and transaction volume exceeding $400 million as a Principal.

  • First Real Estate License in 1976
  • Founded and Operated Multi-Family Residential Brokerage
  • Founder and Principle of Lardner Realty Group
  • Previously acquired, owned and operated a portfolio of 3,000 apartment units
  • Founding and Managing Member of Crown Partners, LLC and Crown Mortgage of the West, LLC

Mark Victor Hansen

Founding Member

Creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul® series and dubbed “publishing phenomenon of the decade” by Time Magazine.

Mark is probably best known as the co-author for the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series and brand, setting world records in book sales, with over 500 million books sold. Mark also worked his way into a worldwide spotlight as a sought-after keynote speaker, and entrepreneurial marketing maven. He is also known as a passionate philanthropist and humanitarian, working tirelessly for a number of non-profit organizations.

Loan Officers

How We Attract Star Performers

To join the Crown Mortgage family, Loan Officers must have at least 10 years of experience and a commitment to excellence. Because our Loan Officers are commission-only, we are able to attract the best and brightest. They control the size of their paycheck and know that doing great work and keeping their borrowers happy is the only recipe for success.

Our unique structure allows Loan Officers to work where they live and live anywhere in the U.S., eradicating long commutes and eliminating the need for relocation. Plus, they get the kind of star treatment they deserve.

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