Meet our knowledgeable team, committed to serving you for all of your real estate and mortgage needs.

John Paul Sazon

Managing Broker

Son of Orlando and Thelma, John Paul grew up in the real estate business and had the opportunity of acquiring knowledge firsthand. He is a UCR alumnus and holds a degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing and sociology. He worked as a marketing director at Tokyo Ultra Lounge in Hollywood and a mortgage placement agency in Newport Beach. He is a licensed real estate broker and incorporated the business in two thousand nine.

Phone: (818) 648-4296
E-mail: jp@CristalCellar.com

Thelma Sazon

Sr. Loan Officer

Thelma is a licensed mortgage loan originator and real estate Broker who is the head of our Loan Department. She specializes in delivering expert services in funding residential mortgage loans including FHA, VA, and Conventional. She is fluent in Tagalog and has over twenty years of experience.

Phone: (626) 475-2040
E-mail: loans@CristalCellar.com

Michael Portus

Sr. Loan Processor

Michael is a graduate of Centro Escobar University in the Philippines and holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He is fluent in Tagalog and has over 15 years of experience processing loans. As our Senior Loan Processor, Michael’s responsibilities range from pre-
qualification all the way to loan funding.

Phone: (626) 974-1891
E-mail: info@CristalCellar.com

Nick Wing

Marketing / Transaction Coordinator

Nick began his real estate career working as a project manager and shortly thereafter the business development officer of a prominent real estate investing firm. After successfully completing hundreds of rehabilitation and development transactions, Nick was introduced into the origination and funding of trust deed investments. Nick and Cristal Cellar Inc. collaborated in extending the company into real estate investments. Nick’s a graduate of the University of La Verne with a business degree. He’s also an avid golfer and an inspired traveler.

Phone: (909) 908-5859
E-mail: nick@CristalCellar.com

Nathan Topete


Nathan has been processing loans for over two years and earned his Real Estate license in two
thousand sixteen. He is currently studying business administration and has a background in
entrepreneurship. Known for being a headstrong individual who prides himself in trustworthiness
and hard work, Nathan’s ambition paid off as he opened escrow on the first week that he
obtained his license.

Phone: (951) 808-7653 Email:nate@CristalCellar.com

Frank Soliz

Associate Broker

Frank has over twenty-five years as a Real Estate agent and financing. He has a background in administration and has learned about model homes and new construction from his years
working for Chevron Construction. Today he continues his business in loans and real estate and has been able to extend his business with his ability to speak fluently in Spanish.

Phone: (626) 484-3712
E-mail: nsearchofadream@gmail.com

Ken Hsiang Jr.


Ken is an experienced real estate investor who has worked closely with foreign investors as a consultant and agent. Born is Taiwan, Ken used his ability to speak Mandarin fluently as a way to work as an expat in Shanghai from two thousand eight to two thousand ten. He is a graduate of Cal State Polytechnic University in Pomona where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree and has recently obtained his Broker license.

Phone: (909) 610-0113
E-mail: ken@CristalCellar.com

Grant Shang


Grant has been a licensed real estate agent since two thousand twelve and has made over forty million in multiple real estate transactions. His transaction history includes traditional, flips, trustee sales, land deals, commercial, leases, home additions and remodels. Grant is fluent in Mandarin and has graduated from University of California in Riverside where he earned his Bachelors in Business Administration and also earned his Associate’s degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Blue. As of June two thousand seventeen, he teamed up with our hard money lender, Nick Wing, and started their newly investment branch, Level Up Equity.

Phone: (909) 510-1293
E-mail: grant@CristalCellar.com

Jonathan Adrillana


Jon has an extensive background in banking and is currently attending Cal State Polytechnic studying Political Science. He earned his real estate license in two thousand fourteen and has refined his clientele relation abilities to the fullest. His experience gives him a competitive edge over industry competitors. He is an Alumnus from Cal Poly Pomona with a concentration in Political Science and from Mt. Sac. He is fluent in Tagalog.

Phone: (909) 263-9725
E-mail: ja@CristalCellar.com

Shannon Hutcheson


Shannon Hutcheson joined Cristal Cellar in 2018. Her dynamic personality, professional demeanor and passion for helping people are a perfect match with the company’s values. Utilizing her years of Marketing and Business Development experience along with her construction knowledge allows her to be responsive to her clients’ needs throughout any transaction. Shannon attended California State Polytechnic University Pomona and majored in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate. She is a Southern California native, long-time West Covina resident and area specialist.

Phone: (***) ***-****
E-mail: ***@CristalCellar.com

Michelle Miramontez


Michelle obtained her AA degree from Mt Sac in Walnut and is a graduate of Cal State Los Angeles with her degree in Biology. She has worked as a Health Inspector as well as an Air Quality Inspector throughout LA, San Bernardino, and Riverside Counties. Her knowledge of those areas along with the vast experience she gained has made her current position as a licensed Realtor extremely valuable. She has been licensed over 6 years with experience from Short Sales to the Luxury Market. She is an active member of her community and has recently obtained a certification as a California Probate Specialist.

Phone: (***) ***-****
E-mail: ***@CristalCellar.com

Josette Budet


Growing up in a family where her father owned and ran his own brokerage, she started off as a receptionist. She worked her way to the top and began processing loans. She has 15 years experience. She also has several years experience in post closing. Jossette is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.

Phone: (***) ***-****
E-mail: ***@CristalCellar.com

Peter Zafra


Peter Zafra is our in-house Loan Officer at Cristal Cellar in Covina. He has been in the real estate industry since 2004. He originates loans from start to finish, including first-time home purchasing to mortgage refinancing and educating clients about their different loan options. His passion is seeing people succeed with their home and gain financial freedom (by staying out of debts).

Peter helps homeowners and first-time buyers secure a loan that works with their financial scenarios, budgets and goals. He makes sure that you are well-taken care of and aware of every step of your loan process by diligently going over every option available. He strives to help you reach your goals – whether it is your first time purchasing a home, upgrading into a bigger home, or helping your family and/or friends attain the dream of home ownership. He is there every step of the way.

Peter is a family man (with a loving wife and 4 children). He understands that “stuff happens” but this does not mean that it is the end. Give him a try for a loan analysis and he will see how he can structure your monthly expenses and utilize your liquidity the most he can.

Phone: (***) ***-****
E-mail: ***@CristalCellar.com

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