Kenwood Mortgage Investments, Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona, is a non-bank private money / hard money lender providing real estate loans for all types of investment properties since 1992.
The principals of Kenwood Mortgage Investments, Inc. have more than 65 years of combined experience within the real estate, lending and banking industries. This powerful mixture has provided Kenwood Mortgage Investments, Inc. with the expertise necessary to continually meet the needs of our borrowing clientele with efficiency and flexibility.
President and Co-Owner
Randy began his real estate career as a Real Estate Loan Analyst at the United Bank of Denver while attending the University of Denver College of Law night school. Upon graduation from law school, he worked with Price Waterhouse Coopers in Denver and San Diego for two years specializing in real estate partnership accounting and valuation. In 1978, he joined Amsted Associates in Beverly Hills and for the next 20+ years was involved in syndicating, developing, financing and managing a commercial real estate portfolio that grew to over $200,000,000 in asset value.
Regarding real estate financing, Randy has originated, brokered and/or invested in commercial and residential real estate loans in excess of $175,000,000. In 1992, he founded Kenwood Mortgage and in 2000, his wife Rose joined him at Kenwood and they now are active full time owners and hard money lenders.
In addition to graduating from DU Law School, Randy is a Life Alumni at Arizona State University, a licensed Arizona Mortgage Broker, a Licensed Arizona Real Estate Broker and a licensed North Dakota attorney.
Finally, Randy thoroughly enjoys being a lender and his door is always open.
Board of Directors, Arizona Private Lender Association
Mark began his lending career in 1993 as V.P. of one of the largest private money lenders in the Pacific Northwest and co-founded its portfolio of income funds. After growing the company into one of the nation’s largest, he relocated with his family to Scottsdale to further expand company operations. In 2008 he successfully sold his business interests and now works with Kenwood Mortgage Investments as an investor and underwriter.
Mark is a founding board member of the Arizona Private Lender Association (APLA) where he continues to chair its subcommittees on regulatory compliance and unlicensed lending. He has been a featured panelist before the Turnaround Management Association regarding the Dodd Frank Act and its effects on banking and lending. Before entering private lending, Mark was a U.S. Naval Officer. He graduated from Washington State University in 1982 with a BA in Business Administration.
ROSE M. PERSSON
Vice President and Co-Owner
Rose began her financial career with 12 years in the banking industry and served as Branch Operations Manager for Wells Fargo Bank and Assistant Vice President – Operations Manager for Westmark Savings Bank. She transitioned into the title/escrow industry where she spent the following 15 years as an escrow officer managing various escrow/title company offices from California to Arizona. Rose gained an additional 3 years experience as a conventional residential lender and completed numerous courses through the Arizona School of Real Estate and Business. She also completed the Commercial Lending courses through the National Association of Mortgage Brokers Education Program.
University of Arizona alum and commercial loan originator working primarily with Northern Arizona borrowers.
Cell: (928) 899-4396