First Foundation Expands Footprint in California

  • Opens new offices in Bay Area and Los Angeles
  • Focus will be on multi-family and commercial lending

IRVINE, Calif.--()--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company that provides investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust, insurance, and banking services primarily to high-net-worth individuals and businesses through its two subsidiaries, First Foundation Bank and First Foundation Advisors, today announced the opening of two new California regional offices, as well as the appointment of three senior vice presidents to lead those offices.

“These two new offices epitomize our commitment to the communities in which we work and our determination to provide everything our clients need to succeed in their financial and personal lives.”

Tony Fire will lead the new Los Angeles regional office and brings 25 years of multi-family and commercial lending experience to the firm, having facilitated over $2.5 billion of loans in the Los Angeles market.

Kris Lynds and Manjit Dhillon will co-lead the Oakland office. Lynds has been working in the multi-family and small balance commercial loan space since 1989 in the Bay Area while Dhillon has focused on small business lending, commercial lending and commercial banking, bringing more than 30 years of diversified banking experience with him.

“First Foundation is proud to announce our two newest locations and three new colleagues,” said Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO, First Foundation Inc. “I have known these gentlemen for a long time and they are true professionals. They augment the commercial and multi-family lending offering we had in place and their expertise in their respective regions is without compare.”

First Foundation offers its clients a high-touch, comprehensive platform of bank, trust, insurance, and wealth management solutions.

Kavanaugh adds: “These two new offices epitomize our commitment to the communities in which we work and our determination to provide everything our clients need to succeed in their financial and personal lives.”

About First Foundation

First Foundation, a financial institution founded in 1990, provides integrated investment management, wealth planning, consulting, trust, insurance, and banking services. The Company is headquartered in Irvine, California with offices in Newport Beach, Pasadena, West Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Desert and the Imperial Valley in California, in Las Vegas, Nevada and in Honolulu, Hawaii. For more information, please visit our website at www.ff-inc.com.

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