History & Growth

Our Story

When Jack and John Sherman founded AFN in 2001, it was their goal to create a modest, family run, regional lender to support the local California community.
As many lenders began growing beyond capacity with the housing bubble, AFN remained small, focused on manageable organic growth. After the market crash in 2007, AFN remained a strong presence in the mortgage industry and soon began to expand its licenses and grow organically in numerous other states. By selecting the right partners in each market, our growth has remained steady and successful. We are now licensed in over 40 states and funding over $2 Billion/year in markets across the country.