Our Team

Jeff Donovan

NMLS ID 233653
DRE License ID 01416510

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Jeff received his BA in Finance from Arizona State University in 1990, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1993. His career in real estate finance and investment began in Los Angeles with a large national mortgage bank, and for nearly 25 years he has served his clients as a mortgage originator. At the same time, while originating institutional mortgage loans, Jeff has also been originating and funding custom credit private money trust deeds through his BRE licensed brokerage, MO Financial Inc. Jeff is an experienced real estate developer, and real estate investor. He is a BRE licensed Broker, a licensed NMLS loan originator, and a member of the California Mortgage Association.


Adrian Lee

A California native, Adrian attended California Lutheran University, graduating with a BA in Chemistry. His career includes over thirty years in the steel industry, holding executive and corporate positions. In 2010 he formed Steel Consulting Services to facilitate his independent work in steel related projects, while concurrently managing his familys real estate investments and private money trust deeds. As those real estate investments expanded, he closed his steel consulting business and formed Adrian E. Lee Consulting, exclusively to support the continued growth in his real estate activities. In 2014 Adrian again expanded his real estate involvement to include loan servicing and client development with MO Financial.


Christian Assouad

Born and raised in the Principality of Monaco, Christian moved to the United States in 1990. In the year 2000, he graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas with a BA in General Business and moved to Los Angeles where he began his career in the mortgage lending business. In 2002, Christian founded Preferred Lending Group, a California Bureau of Real Estate licensed mortgage banking and brokering company. Christian and Jeffrey Donovan have continuously worked together since 2003 in a partnership capacity, through their respective companies, where PLG performs loan processing and mortgage banking services in conjunction with the loan origination business activity of MO Financial, Inc.