California mortgage brokers have recognized a San Francisco broker as being the best in the state.
Edward Craine was named mortgage broker of the year by the California Association of Mortgage Brokers, the group said in a statement today. The trade group says it has more than 4,000 members.
Craine was presented with the Chris Salazar Broker Of The Year award at CAMB's annual conference in Sacramento earlier this month.
He is chief executive officer of San Francisco-based Smith Craine Finance and writes a regular column for loan originators called Ask Ed.
Craine graduated from Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences and obtained an MBA from Cornell's Johnson School, according to an online profile of him. He reportedly has originated more than $1.5 billion during his 30-year mortgage career.