Some people say “work smart, not hard”

We say “do both”.

A Legacy of Success

Stonecrest has been in business since 1986.  We have a diverse set of businesses, with interests in various parts of the globe.  Over that time, we have developed a culture that enables our employees to thrive and empowers them to deliver the type of service that creates success for our customers. That culture has fostered a set of guiding principals for how we choose to do business, and who we choose to do business with.

Stonecrest Team
Mission & Values
Our Philanthropic Work

Management Team

Stonecrest is proud of our well-seasoned management team, whose key members each have over 2 decades of industry experience. 
Jon Freeman

Jon Freeman

Founder, Principal owner and President

Jon Freeman is a visionary who has successfully seeded and grown Stonecrest’s many divisions.  He is an active real estate investor, cultivating a portfolio of significant properties in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationwide since 1986.  Jon earned his BA in Business Administration from the University of San Diego and is a California licensed Real Estate Broker. Jon is also dedicated to ‘hand up’ philanthropy by supporting social enterprise and women’s education initiatives that empower women to lift themselves out of poverty.

DRE # 01182556 ; NMLS # 245308

Shafiq Taymuree

Shafiq Taymuree

Executive Vice President

As a member of Stonecrest’s senior level management team, Shafiq serves as head of our private lending division as well as playing a key role in managing our investment funds.  Since joining Stonecrest in 1998, he has contributed to the growth of the company in multiple capacities, including business development, employee mentorship, and product development.   Shafiq is also an active participant and thought leader in the private lending and investment advisor space.  He is a long-time member of the California Mortgage Association, serving as a member of the Board of Directors, and served two terms as President.  Shafiq attended Cal State East Bay, where he majored in finance.

DRE # 01220811 ; NMLS # 247846

Erika Luitjens

Erika Luitjens

Director of Operations

Erika has been with Stonecrest since 2011.  She oversees operational activities and assists in setting strategic goals for the company. Her responsibilities include managing human resources as well as Stonecrest’s digital media footprint, including web and social media platform development as well as digital marketing for the company’s three lines of business (mortgage lending, investments, and acquisitions).  Erika also serves as Executive Director for CapCon Foundation, a Stonecrest impact investment vehicle that focuses on eradicating poverty through economically sustainable, market-based initiatives which improve the lives & livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Erika has a Bachelors in Business Administration from the Babes Bolyai University, in Cluj- Napoca, Romania.

Bryan Grossman

Bryan Grossman

Director of Finance / Controller

Bryan joined Stonecrest in 2022 as its Director of Finance / Controller, charged with overseeing  financial operations. He also manages the accounting department and oversees relationships with bankers, tax professionals, investors and borrowers. Through his 16 years in commercial real estate, Bryan has held managerial positions in accounting, finance, construction management and property management. He specializes in asset valuation and real property taxation, skills that have enabled him to effectively underwrite and manage a wide variety of business and investment structures. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University.  He loves spending time with his wife, Marissa and their son, Bodhi.  Bryan’s passions include travel, sports/adventure, electronic music production and cinema.

Leigh Faber

Leigh Faber

Underwriter, Portfolio Manager

Leigh joined the Stonecrest Team in 2015. Being in the financial service industry for over 20 years, she has been a Project Consultant for the FDIC, the Vice President of Loan Default Administration, an Investment Manager for a real estate family office, the Director of Investor Relations for a financial service sector asset management firm, and a Vice President of Capital Introduction. Leigh is a California native with a degree in Political Science from Loyola Marymount University. She has expertise in single family loan servicing, real estate development, alternative investments and structured products. She is a co-founder of the Northwest Hedge Fund Society, an Original Director of REOMAC and a member of 100 Women in Hedge Funds as well as participates with Hedge Funds Care which focuses on neglected and abused children.

Christina Gray

Christina Gray

Senior Investment Relations Manager

Christina joined the Stonecrest team in 2006 with the task of expanding our family of Real Estate Funds. For the past decade, she has helped grow our 5 funds to over $300,000,000 in managed assets. Through Stonecrest’s Alternative Real Estate Investments, she strategically works with RIA Advisors and Individual Investors to achieve higher yields, diversification and steady income. Christina is deeply involved in the Financial Planning Association, and has served on the Board for 10 years as a Director Of Corporate Sponsorships for both the San Francisco and Silicon Valley Chapters. Prior to joining Stonecrest, Christina  was a top producer at AT&T in the telecommunications industry and Tricom Technology based out of London, England.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from UCSC, and lives with her husband David in Saratoga.  Her adult children live in New York City.

Our Mission

Get better.

Be better.

Do better.

Our Values

We matter, we belong, we are heard.

We give back with gratitude; we support people and initiatives that contribute to the well-being of others.

We work and play hard. Our shared experiences make us a family.

We love to learn; improving is the only job we never finish. We relish learning, innovating, and growing.

Meet CapCon Foundation

CapCon Foundation is Stonecrest's vehicle for philanthropic work in many parts of the globe. Through Capcon, we are working to reduce poverty by supporting economically sustainable ventures in economically isolated communities.  And we are laying the groundwork for Impact investment opportunities.

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