Who we are

about us

Saman Zomorodi (that's a “Z” as in “Zed”) formed Zed Design Development to collaborate with real estate development companies to improve the built environment of communities within the Washington DC Metro Area. He soon realized a pattern emerged: Most entrepreneurs identified access to capital as a primary pain point and barrier to growth in their business ventures.

Given Saman's background in real estate development and financing, he built up a network of private lending institutions, high net-worth individuals, and commercial banks to provide debt funding for real estate owners looking to make impactful change. He formed Zed Funding, and had helped over 20 borrowers place over $60 Million in loans.

Saman Zomorodi has a Bachelor of Science of Architecture from University of Virginia and a Master's in Real Estate and Infrastructure from John Hopkins Carey Business School

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Our mission is to provide equal financing opportunities for small and medium-sized developers as well as “mom & pop” property owners, who might otherwise be overlooked in the real estate capital marketplace. Working with us means no underwriting fees, no application fees, and no pressure.

company values

Zed Funding is committed to bettering the Greater Washington DC Area by supporting organizations that provide housing, food, and educational services. We pledge to donate no less than 10% of company profits every year to local non-profits such as N Street Village, So Others Might Eat, and DC Central Kitchen.


Let us design and develop a better world together.



Zed Design Development secures mortgage financing for both residential and commercial real estate investors nationwide. Our extensive relationship with bankers, investors, and lenders ensures for the most competitive and flexible financing available. We provide step-by-step guidance throughout the entire loan process, from inception to close.

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