Zeus Lending

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FounderSteven Kaufman
ServicesHome equity loans and mortgages
WebsiteOfficial website

ZeusLending.com is a Houston-based real estate finance provider of home-equity loans, hard money loans, crowdfunding opportunities and mortgages to individual and corporate consumers.[1] The Houston Business Journal and Inc.magazine placed ZeusLending.com on the list of the fastest-growing companies in the United States.[1] Between 2007 and 2010, the company had a three-year annual growth rate of 63%. Annual revenues in 2010 were $4.9 million.[1]


CEO Steven Kaufman founded ZeusLending.com as Zeus Mortgage in 2004[1] to provide mortgages and home equity loans to individual consumers and offer services for corporate clients.[2] It has provided real-estate financing for companies like Exxon Mobil, Hewlett Packard, and American Express.[3] In May 2018 Zeus Mortgage, Zeus Crowdfunding, and Zeus Hard Money united into the singular ZeusLending.com brand.[4] Today,[when?] ZeusLending.com has 27 employees and has locations in Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas.[1]

In 2011, Zeus Mortgage ranked #143 in its industry in Inc. Magazine's listing of fastest-growth private companies.[1] The company was ranked #3 out of127 overall.[5][non-primary source needed]


Steven Kaufman serves as the company's CEO. Kaufman made his first loan at the age of 14.[6]

In 2012, the Astros In Action Foundation named Kaufman the August Hometown Hero. This title recognizes Houston citizens who have assisted the local communities.[7][8] In 2011, he was also a West Houston Chamber of Commerce Star Award Finalist and a Houston Business Journal 40 Under 40 Nominee.[8] He was also ranked in the 2012 National Mortgage Professional Magazine 40 Under 40 article and was the only Houston-based mortgage professional to be recognized.[3][6][9]


ZeusLending.com has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing private firms in the U.S. In 2009, it ranked 14 out the 100 top companies in the Houston Business Journal's annual Houston Fast 100 list.[10][non-primary source needed] ZeusLending.com also earned the Enterprise Champion award. [11] In 2010, ZeusLending.com again ranked on the Top 100 list at number 37. The rankings are based on two-year revenue growth rates.[12][non-primary source needed] National Mortgage Professional Magazine named ZeusLending.com a "Top Mortgage Employer" in both 2015 and 2016.[13][14] The BBB awarded the company its award for excellence in 2015.[15] In 2016, the Houston Business Journal named Zeuslending.com a "top Place to Work".[16] The company received Best Employee Appreciation in 2017 from Houstonia Magazine.[17]

Kaufman and the loan officers at ZeusLending.com have been interviewed about the real estate and mortgage markets by ABC, CNN, CBS, FOX, and Bloomberg News.[18][non-primary source needed]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Zeus Mortgage - Houston, TX - The Inc. 5000". Inc. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
  2. ^ X, Chris. "Roger Salinas from Zeus Mortgage: 1st Time Homebuyer Credit". The Experts on the Real Estate Investor Show Podcast. Lifestyles Unlimited. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  3. ^ a b National Mortgage Professional Magazine. 3 (12). December 2011. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ "The Real Estate Lending Merger That Shook Mt. Olympus - Press Release - Digital Journal". www.digitaljournal.com. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  5. ^ "Inc. Magazine Declares Zeus Mortgage One of the Fastest-Growing American Companies in 2011" (Press release). Zeus Mortgage. 2011-09-13. Retrieved 2016-03-03 – via Business Wire.
  6. ^ a b "An inside look at the founders and CEOs of Houston's fastest-growing companies". Houston Business Journal. September 23, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  7. ^ "Zeus Mortgage CEO Named Houston Astros' August Hometown Hero". Yahoo! Finance. August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  8. ^ a b George F. (April 20, 2009). ""Fanatical Change" Directly Impacts People in Need". Landmark Education News. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
  9. ^ Peck, Eric C. (March 5, 2012). "National Mortgage Professional Magazine's 40 Under 40: The 40 Most Influential Mortgage Professionals Under 40". Houston Business Journal. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  10. ^ "Zeus Mortgage Prevails Tough Times, Declared One of Houston's Fastest-Growing Companies" (Press release). Reuters via Business Wire. September 23, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  11. ^ "Zeus Mortgage Prevails Tough Times, Declared One of Houston's Fastes Growing Companies". September 23, 2009. Reuters. Retrieved August 21, 2012.
  12. ^ "Zeus Mortgage Secures Spot in Annual "2010 Houston Fast 100"" (Press release). Zeus Mortgage. October 12, 2010. Retrieved August 21, 2012 – via Business Wire.
  13. ^ "National Mortgage Professional Magazine January 2015". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  14. ^ "National Mortgage Professional Magazine January 2016". Issuu. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  15. ^ "2015 Award Winners". Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  16. ^ "https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2016/10/12/hbj-reveals-the-best-places-to-work-rankings-for.html#g/399122/33". www.bizjournals.com. Retrieved 2018-06-20. External link in |title= (help)
  17. ^ "Houston's Best Places to Work in 2017". Houstonia. Retrieved 2018-06-20.
  18. ^ "Zeus Mortgage CEO Kaufman Honored by Houston Astros" (Press release). Zeus Mortgage. August 8, 2012. Retrieved 2016-03-03 – via Business Wire.

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