Be-Preferred Lending Program

Mortgage Savings Exclusive to
Chicago Police Department and
Fraternal Order of Police Promotion

A new fringe benefit, if you will. How befitting.

Designed with you in mind, your dedicated team can guide you to the right decision based on your individual circumstances. Whether it’s the purchase of a new home or refinance, we take a consultative approach and will provide options and solutions best suited for you.

We are not a call center – we are a compilation of experienced mortgage professionals and we only hire the best-of-the-best loan originators, processors and operations staff. We pride ourselves on delivering exceptional customer service.


CPD and FOP Savings and Program Benefits:


  • $2198 lender credit at time of closing
  • Giving Back

  • $100 donation will be made for every loan funded to your choice of one: Chicago Police Memorial Foundation, National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial or Officer Down

    Competitive Terms and Specialty Products

  • We compete aggressively to bring the Chicago Police Department and FOP low rates and fees
  • A suite of specialty loan options: 3% down payment programs for new home buyers, new construction, FHA, jumbo, VA, Conventional, Home Possible and more
  • Priority Processing

  • Streamlined loan application
    To apply for a loan, get in touch with your dedicated loan officers:
    Jackie Shay
    VP of Mortgage Lending
    (773) 610-9578

    Jackie Shay began her career in the mortgage industry in 2014, when she started working with her husband, Anthony Ranft, by assisting with the processing of individual loan files. Jackie takes pride in providing her clients the best customer experience possible. If there are any questions, comments or concerns that her clients might have at any time of day, she will address them immediately. Her business consists of a wide range of clients and products, including purchase transactions, new construction, first in condominiums, VA, FHA and first-time home buyers. One of Jackie’s long-term goals is to implement measures to keep improving the mortgage experience for all her clients, referral sources and other teams she works with often.

    Having grown up in a small town in Massachusetts, Jackie decided she wanted to experience the city life and moved to San Francisco, where she took art classes. This experience took her to the School of the Art Institute in Chicago, Illinois, where she studied printmaking.

    Jackie currently lives in Albany Park in Chicago. She has taught with Around the Coyote, After School Matters and ran an afterschool art club with kids from Cabrini Green through Chicago Cares. For fun, Jackie takes local woodshop classes, enjoys cooking and experimenting with food.

    Anthony Ranft
    SVP of Mortgage Lending
    (773) 383-7411

    Tony Ranft understands that not everyone digests financial information in the same way. It’s only fitting that guiding each client through an individualized loan process has become one of his signature strengths. With fifteen years of industry experience and an honest, highly communicative approach to lending, he’s a natural fit on the bemortgage roster.

    Tony specializes in residential mortgages up to a loan amount of $3 million, including loans for single-family homes, two-to-four unit buildings, condos and townhouses. With bemortgage’s streamlined technology and elite team at his disposal, he’s more able than ever to navigate his customers through the journey of purchasing or refinancing their home.

    “I’ve been through these woods many times,” said Tony, "but every client takes a different path.”


    Closing cost/Lender credit(s) subject to loan program and underwriting approval. Appraisal credit will be made at closing in the form of a lender credit. Savings not guaranteed and may vary based upon individual facts and circumstances.

    This offer is available only to clients who use the dedicated, Be-Preferred benefit website or who mention this offer at the time of initial call.

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