Our Team

Dean W. Hauck

Founder and President

Dean W. Hauck is the Founder and President of Crown Capital Group where he is responsible for the overall production and management activities.  Prior to founding Crown Capital Group in 1992, Dean began his banking career at Barnett Bank from 1980-1985 and worked as a Commercial Mortgage Banker with Banc Boston out of their Orlando offices from 1985-1991.  Through Deans extensive experience in commercial banking business, he has built long lasting relationships with customers and lenders that have lasted over 30 years.

Dean continues to be active with the business, overseeing all new origination’s and involved throughout the entire process, from application to closing.  He has been involved in originating and closing over $1 billion in commercial real estate loans secured by retail, manufactured housing, multifamily, industrial, and hospitality properties.

Dean has been a Floridian for a majority of his life and graduate of FSU with a Bachelors in International Business and Finance.  He has an ever growing family with three sons, a daughter, and three grandchildren.   He stays active with his local church and is involved in local fellowship groups.  Dean maintains professional memberships with the Mortgage Bankers Association, Florida Manufactured Housing Association, Federation of Manufactured Home Owners, and is a licensed mortgage and real estate broker in the state of Florida.  If you can’t find Dean at the office he is typically in the mountains with his wife or visiting the grandchildren in North Carolina or Indiana.

Erich Hauck

Assistant Vice President | Production, Servicing, and Marketing

As the AVP of production, servicing, and marketing, Erich is responsible for all phases of production from developing new relationships, underwriting, packaging new loans, and following through the process to closing.  Additionally he leads servicing, assisting existing customers with any loan requests along with developing new relationships with prospective clients and lenders.  From the marketing side, he continues to utilize the resources available to reach out to current and prospective customers as quickly and effectively as possible to continue growing the business.

Prior to coming to work with Crown Capital Group in 2014, Erich worked at Baker Hughes as an FP&A Analyst where he was responsible for overseeing the budgets of several IT groups totaling over $100 million in expenditures per year.  Erich received his bachelors degree in International Business and Finance from the University of North Florida.  He holds his Real Estate license and is a member of the Mortgage Bankers Association.  When not in the office you can find Erich in the ocean surfing, on the golf course, or spending time with his two baby girls and wife.

Catherine Hauck

Catherine Wallace


Catherine will be welcoming her second son into this world soon and is taking Maternity Leave as of June 1, 2020.  Please send all your servicing requests to Erich or Dean.

Catherine joined Crown Capital in 2018 and is taking on a roll as a junior analyst and servicing specialist.  She is a Florida native who graduated from Lenoir-Rhyne University (NC) with her Bachelor of Science degree in Health and Exercise Science.  She spent 3 years working for a non-profit international relief organization as a customer service representative and international programs director.  She then went on to start a concierge service company that she ran until moving to Indiana in 2017.  If she’s not in the office you can find her on the soccer field or spending time with her husband raising their son.

Luis Perez

Luis Perez


Luis is a recent graduate from the University of Central Florida and is taking on the role of Commercial Mortgage Analyst. He obtained a B.S.B.A in Finance and has interned in multiple fields and roles in the finance industry, along with commercial real estate lending. His most recent position was of a Credit Analyst with a commercial real estate lender, where he was responsible for analyzing and preparing over 100 new commercial real estate loan submissions to the credit committee. He was also able to underwrite and close his own commercial real estate loans totaling about $1.2MM. Luis is familiar with the closing process on commercial real estate loans as he was actively involved in these stages of his loans. He is also active in other organizations such as the Coastal Conservation Association and was a board member for the nation’s largest fishing club, the UCF Reel Knights. Luis brings strong analytical traits, passion to exceed expectations, excellent communication skills, and commercial real estate lending experience to Crown Capital Group.