Team Hochberg

David Hochberg

David Hochberg NMLS #: 136675

David Hochberg has helped originate over $8,000,000,000 in loans since he entered the mortgage business is ’00. In addition to leading one of the country’s highest producing loan originating teams, David is the host of Chicago’s top rated radio show Home Sweet Home Chicago, which can be heard on WLS AM 890 every Saturday from 10 am until noon. David is also the real estate and mortgage expert on WGN radio and WGN TV as well as on WCPT and AM560 radio stations. Charitable organizations David sponsors include Gilda’s Club, Cal’s Angels, Associated Fire Fighters of Illinois, Rags of Honor, Illinois Patriots Education Fund and Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.

Licensed In: Illinois, California, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin

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Abby Laner

Abby Laner NMLS #: 1532717

Abby has a passion for helping her clients achieve the American dream of owning their own home. She works diligently to make sure that dream is both attained and retained. She goes above and beyond, surpassing the vast majority of lenders, to find the perfect loan for her clients’ situation. “Whether purchasing, consolidating debt, or refinancing an existing home, I will work hard to ensure that you get the best loan program at the best rate, and the service that allows you to enjoy the experience of home ownership and meet your financial goals. I am excited to be part of such an experienced and highly trained team of loan officers, processors, closers, and staff.

Licensed In: Illinois, California, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota


Cindy Piazza

Cindy Piazza NMLS #: 222989

Whether you have a client buying, selling, refinancing or building your dream home, you have a lot riding on the performance of your mortgage professional. Since market conditions and loan programs can change rapidly, you need to deal with someone who is on top of the game. With 20 years of experience, I can assure you that I meet this requirement. I strive to be proactive in communicating with my clients to ensure their service experience is beyond their expectations. I am always available to answer questions, structure a loan or assist with getting your loan closed. You will know every step of the way where you are in the loan process. I truly enjoy my business and this passion is reflected in my client’s experience. My clients are the reason for my existence and I never take them for granted.

Licensed In: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, California

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James Counihan

James Counihan NMLS #: 873908

After over 2 decades of executive leadership in the Hospitality industry, Managing Hotels and moving from state to state on a regular basis. I made a significant career change into the Mortgage industry in 2011. With two beautiful daughters growing up quickly, the Counihan family made the decision to settle down in one location so the kids could finish school and enjoy growing up without the fear of having to pick up and move at a moment’s notice. We settled in the West Suburbs of Chicago got the kids into a great school. I then found David Hochberg and have been working with him since 2011. Working with David taught me more about the mortgage business in my first year than most Loan officers would learn in their first 3 years. I consistently work on over 180 loans a year from Conventional to FHA, VA, Reverse, you name it I have probably done it. When work with new clients I ask a lot of questions to find out which of the many products is going to work best for them. Either purchasing or refinancing, these will be some of the largest financial transactions in your life. I take pride in explaining and teaching my clients about the process and the many options. My team and I take professionalism and customer service to higher new level. My years of experience in the hospitality business has made this a part of my DNA. Our goal is to create a seamless stream of communication to all parties of the transaction including realtors and attorneys involved in the process. We do not want any surprises so weekly updates are the core to our success. My Team and I look forward to working with you, your friends and family member for all of your mortgage needs now and in the future.

Licensed In: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, California, Minnesota

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JP Marzano

JP Marzano NMLS #: 574681

Throughout my 14 + years in the industry, I have gained extensive experience in all aspects of residential mortgage finance. I specialize conventional and FHA loans. I am also proud to work with military personnel to achieve the goal of homeownership using the VA loan. I’ve built a vast network of clients and referral partners due in large part to my integrity, knowledge, and diligence. My main focus is in educating each client by evaluating their goals, reviewing appropriate loan programs, and setting the right expectations.

Licensed In: Illinois, California, Indiana, Florida, Michigan, Wisconsin

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Lin Takrudtong

Lin Takrudtong NMLS #: 220438

Lin Takrudtong has over 12 years of experience in the mortgage industry as a top producing loan officer. Lin and his team are a true full service mortgage banker well equipped to handle your business seamlessly from start to finish while providing an elevated standard that clients have come to appreciate. Among his specialties are assisting those who go through the home-buying process for the first time and highlighting various strategies to ensure clients secure the best financing options, including down payment assistance programs and other effective incentives. Lin also specializes in difficult income scenarios, as many of his clients are self-employed or multiple property owners. Lin’s business has been built on referrals due to his dedicated customer service, responsiveness, and keen sense of financial acumen. He has proven time and again that he truly cares about his clients. Lin is a proud member of Perl Mortgage President’s Club. He has degrees in Business Management and Human Resources from Purdue University and lives in the Logan Square Neighborhood of Chicago with his wife Dana.

Licensed In: Illinois, California, Michigan, Wisconsin, Florida, Indiana


Matthew Budwick

Matthew Budwick NMLS #: 21070

When Matt isn’t working on his next mortgage deal he’s out planting veggies in his garden or maintaining his bee farm. He’s an advocate deer hunter and enjoys fishing in the spring months. In the winter Matt enjoys snowmobiling and snowboarding in the Colorado Rockies. Being the handyman Matt is he’s known to help friends and family with home repairs and remodeling. Matt is a seasoned loan officer and has been helping people with their home financing for 13 years. Matt comes highly recommended by many because of his honesty and market knowledge. You can apply with confidence with Matt.

Licensed In: Illinois, Florida, Virginia, Maryland, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota

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Ross Cochran

Ross Cochran NMLS #: 1533450

Ross is passionate about helping people. He joined David Hochberg’s team at Perl Mortgage so that he could help people that other lenders refused to work with. A majority of his time with Perl has been dedicated to learning the ins and outs of FHA loan programs so that he can connect potential borrowers with the exact right program for them. If credit challenges in your past are preventing you from securing a new mortgage or buying the home of your dreams, call Ross today!

Licensed In: Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa

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Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis NMLS #: 133371

I am a 29 year mortgage industry veteran that still loves helping people buy and refinance homes by coming up with solutions that work. I am not your typical 9-5 mortgage loan originator. I am a private mortgage banker, which means you can contact me after hours and on weekends. I make myself accessible and responsive so buyers can contact me when they can talk about their mortgage needs. My support team makes the process streamlined by communicating with all parties involved in the transaction throughout the process to make sure everyone is on the same page. Whatever your mortgage needs are, we offer the customer service required to make the process easier.

Licensed In: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, California, Florida, Minnesota

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Kevin Kocmond

Kevin Kocmond NMLS #: 196962

Kevin Kocmond is a Vice President of Mortgage Lending and Platinum Club recipient at Perl Mortgage. Kevin started his mortgage banking career over 13 years ago after graduating with a B.S. from Bradley University. While having a long record of successfully guiding his clients through what some call the most important financial decision of their lives, he approaches each client with the same level of passion and expertise as he did when he started in the business. Regardless of his client’s financial situation; Kevin has been known to simplify the numbers, explain the reasons behind the industry norms and provide multiple options so his clients can pick the best path towards home ownership for themselves and their families. Kevin specializes in applying his expertise and market knowledge in all areas of mortgage financing. His skills include but are not limited to: First time home buyers, second homes and multi-unit investment properties. Kevin is qualified in all areas of mortgage financings including: Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, VA, and Reverse Mortgages while having access unique portfolio products.

Licensed In: Illinois, Arizona, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, California, Tennessee

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