Gil Faust (Bank of the West) Mortgage and Lending



Gil Faust
location_on Berkeley, CA — Bank of the West
Get to Know Gil Faust


For the two decades, Gil Faust has helped make the American Dream happen.


“For so many people, owning their own home is a lifelong dream,” he says. “It’s a symbol of success. I get to be a crucial part of the joy, the fear, and the excitement that goes into that.”


Gil’s experience, proven track record, and calm under pressure have made him a highly sought-after broker banker in the Bay Area and beyond.


Gil, a California native, graduated from The University of California at Berkeley with a BA in economics. Prior to becoming a residential mortgage loan officer in 1993, he worked as a registered securities representative, where he learned the fundamentals of the bond market and how it influences mortgage interest rates.


When going through one of the biggest transactions in life, many people work with an impersonal lender who brokers out to a third party. Gil offers an alternative: as a local, highly accessible mortgage banker who knows the housing environment inside out, he personally guides you through the maze of new regulations, mortgage options, and confusing jargon. By doing this, you’ll  understand your options — and make the best possible decision for your future.


As a top producer for 20 years, Gil offers cutting-edge expertise of the current lending environment built on a rock solid foundation of experience. He’s ridden the ups and downs of the market, and reassures his clients that they can do the same. In this way, Gil turns a traditional business transaction into a relationship; he says that getting to know and trust each client — and have them trust him — is one of the most enjoyable aspects of his work.


I specalize in originating 1-4 family, residential mortgages.  We are an FHA approved lender with delegated underwriting authority. 

Randy Wilson
"We are very pleased to say we worked with Gil Faust on the financing of our condominium. We had worked with other mortgage brokers that talked over our heads and didn't make us feel like they understood what we were looking for. It was the opposite with Gil. He listened carefully to what we wanted, let us know how we could secure an extremely attractive interest rate, and told us exactly what would happen at every step in the process. Best of all, he delivered! We got a great interest rate and even better —a home we really like.
Doug Fuller
“I have worked with Gil on several transactions over the past two years and am always pleased with Gil’s candor, expedience, and knowledge. I am always able to get ahold of Gil easily, and he knows his business thoroughly. He let’s me know what he can and what he can’t do, and that kind of upfront candor is not common amongst today’s lenders.”
Bob Westbrook
Gil is an intelligent and motivated individual. He is more than capable of managing any situation with speed, attention to detail, and caring. He has demonstrated his character and intellect in the mortgage business by steering my needs to the appropriate lending situation. In life you meet a lot of people, but very seldom do you meet a person with the amount of character that Gil possesses.
Tami Cheek
Thank you for your expert job on our recent loan. I’ve been in the business for 19 years, and you have been the best loan officer I’ve ever dealt with. My client loved you, and will be recommending you to all their friends and family. I will definitely use you in the future. You’re the best!

I am an 18 year veteran mortgage banker/broker. I have access to all the major wholesale mortgage lenders and their programs, including FHA, VA, conventional and non-agency loans.