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The Changing Residential Housing Market in OKC Panel: Nathan Bednar, Kristen McIntyre, Scott Goforth, Mohammad Farzaneh
Nathan Bednar is going into his 18th year in mortgage lending. Starting his career as a Loan Officer Assistant in 2003, he currently works as the Branch Manager/Sales Manager for AMC Mortgage in Oklahoma City. Nathan understands that helping a borrower obtain a mortgage can often times be a life changing opportunity for them and he doesn’t take that for granted. He’s a native Oklahoman, proud graduate of Oklahoma State University, and lives in Edmond with his wife Kim and 2 kids Alex and Tristan.
Kirsten McIntyre – Keller Williams
For almost 2 decades, Kirsten McIntyre delivered the daily news as an anchor/reporter in Oklahoma City. But in 2011, Kirsten took the plunge in realizing another dream– owning her own business. She left television news to pursue a career in real estate at Keller Williams Realty with her husband, Randall. In their first year, they won the prestigious Keller Williams International “Rookie Team of the Year” Award and since then, have helped hundreds of people realize the dream of home ownership.
Scott Goforth is President of ResAppCo, Inc, a residential appraisal company in the Oklahoma City Metropolitan area since 1985.
Scott received his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in finance in 1982 and worked as a staff appraiser for a large firm prior to opening Residential Appraisal Company in 1985.
ResAppCo, Inc specializes in appraisals of 1 – 4 family properties for first mortgage purposes but also performs relocation appraisals as well as appraisals for attorneys, real estate agents and brokers, and for the general public.
Scott also specializes in complex appraisals of high end properties including the historical markets and was heavily involved in the “pilot” appraisal projects for many of the Urban Condominium projects now in place in Bricktown, Deep Deuce, and Downtown Oklahoma City.
Scott has been active with the Real Estate Appraiser Board for several years including time served on the Education Review Committee and currently serves on the Standard and Disciplinary Committee as a Hearing Panel member.
Scott is married to Suzanne, and has 3 boys, a 31 year old son as well as 29 and 35 year old stepsons.
Mohammad Farzaneh is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and family man. Born in Iran and educated in Oklahoma, Mohammad and his brother, Jalal, began building homes in Oklahoma in 1981. Though building just a few homes at first, together, they now build more than 600 homes each year. Mohammad is also an experienced executive with proven ability to oversee multi-million dollar construction projects from starting gate to finish line with a focus on management and financing, along with marketing, design and execution. He is the co-founder of dozens of companies, most notably Home Creations, along with Fleetwood Village in Canada.
In his professional career as a home builder, Mohammad has, in total, been responsible for managing the construction of more than 12,000 homes since 1981 while also managing over $80 million dollars’ worth of homes and $30 million dollars in developed lots and commercial building projects. Alongside his many commercial projects such as mini-storage facilities and retail offices, Mohammad has also overseen the financing and development of a mixed use/multi-family, multi-million dollar project in Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada since 2003.
Mohammad’s educational certifications include an Associate Degree from the Tehran Technical College in Tehran, Iran, where he graduated in 1978, followed by a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Design at the University of Oklahoma in 1981 and then a Master of Architecture Degree at OU in 1984. Mohammad is recognized by the Oklahoma Home Builders Association as a Certified Master Home Builder, certified through the NAHB. The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) has an elite group of builders across the nation, called The Builder 20. Mohammad is a member of this elite group of America’s top builders.
Individuals can make a difference in their communities, and based on that belief, Mohammad is an active volunteer and supporter of charities, nonprofits, and boards of directors throughout Oklahoma and the United States. Currently, he serves on the Board of Visitors at the University of Oklahoma – College of International Studies and as a Board Member of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. Mohammad is also on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Oklahoma City. His company, Home Creations, has participated in five Habitat for Humanity Blitz Builds, building homes year after year for needy families.
While preferring to share credit with others, Mohammad has nevertheless been recognized with many prestigious civic honors and awards, including the Ellis Island Medal of Honor, an Honorary Doctorate Degree at the University of Oklahoma in May 2017, the Regents’ Alumni Award at the University of Oklahoma, The Journal Record’s Beacon Award (two-time Recipient), and the Oklahoma City Humanitarian Award for Community and Justice. Despite such accolades and honors, Mohammad remains passionately in pursuit of new opportunities in which to apply his talents toward serving those around him, his fellow citizens of Oklahoma and of the world.
Blair Naifeh is an Oklahoma City native and graduate of Casady School. He completed his Bachelors in Communications at DePauw University and his Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law. Blair began his professional career as an Assistant Public Defender before returning to law school and completing his LL.M. in Real Property Development from The University of Miami. In 2006, Blair moved to Washington, D.C. where he served as Legislative Assistant to Congressman Tom Cole before returning to Oklahoma City. Since his return, Blair has worked at Naifco, Naifeh and SFR Realty and serves as Vice President.
Blair has been a member of Rotary Club of Oklahoma City since 2012, is a past board director and has five years of perfect attendance.