First Foundation to Participate in Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investors Conference

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced that CEO, Scott F. Kavanaugh, is scheduled to speak at the Raymond James 38th Annual Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, FL, at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes.

Mr. Kavanaugh will present at 8:05 a.m. ET on Monday, March 6, 2017 and will meet with institutional investors during the conference.

Posted 02/28/2017 Read More >

First Foundation Announces Launch of At-The-Market Equity Offering

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced the initiation of an up to $80 million “at-the-market” equity offering program through the filing of a prospectus supplement to its existing shelf registration statement on Form S-3, which was filed on December 6, 2016. An equity distribution agreement was executed today for the $80 million “at-the-market” equity offering program.

Posted 02/16/2017 Read More >

First Foundation Announces 2016 Financial Results

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors (“FFA”) and First Foundation Bank (“FFB”), announced today its financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2016.

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First Foundation Advisors Appoint Daniel Fan as Director of Wealth Planning

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today they have appointed Daniel Fan as Director of Wealth Planning. In his new role, Fan will oversee the firm’s Wealth Planning department and advise clients on sophisticated wealth strategies. He will work closely with First Foundation’s financial advisors to optimize existing clients’ wealth plans and develop new relationships by helping clients achieve their financial goals.

Posted 01/24/2017 Read More >

First Foundation Bank Appoints Nathan Holt as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager of Las Vegas Location

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today they have hired Nathan Holt as Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager at the bank’s Las Vegas location.

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First Foundation Announces Two-for-One Stock Split

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced that its Board of Directors has declared a two-for-one stock split to be effected in the form of a stock dividend on its common stock. Stockholders of record as of the close of business on January 4, 2017 will be entitled to receive one additional share of First Foundation common stock for each share of common stock held.

Posted 12/22/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Completes Branch Acquisition Transaction

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced the completion of the previously announced acquisition of two branches with approximately $180 million in deposits from Pacific Western Bank. The branches are located in Laguna Hills and Seal Beach, California.

Posted 12/12/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Appoints Shelly O’Byrne as Senior Vice President, Director of Trust Services

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced they have appointed Shelly O’Byrne as Senior Vice President, Director of Trust Services.

In this role, O’Byrne will be located in the firm’s headquarters in Irvine, CA, and will oversee the Trust department by leading the team, supporting existing client relationships, and furthering the growth and development of new connections.

Posted 12/02/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Announces Open Application Window for Its 2017 “Supporting Our Communities” Initiative

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today that the Supporting Our Communities initiative for 2017 is open for all qualified applicants to apply. The purpose of the initiative is to help charitable organizations increase their capacity for sustainable growth.

Posted 11/22/2016 Read More >

First Foundation to Attend FBR 23rd Annual Investor Conference

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced that members of the Company’s leadership team are scheduled to attend the FBR 23rd Annual Investor Conference in New York, NY at the Westin Time Squares. Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO and John Michel, CFO will represent First Foundation at the conference to meet with institutional investors.

Mr. Kavanaugh will participate in one-on-one meetings on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

Posted 11/10/2016 Read More >

First Foundation’s Scott Kavanaugh and Doug Freeman Named Among Orange County’s Most Influential Business Leaders on “OC500” List

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced that two members of the firm’s executive team, Scott F. Kavanaugh, CEO at First Foundation, and Douglas K. Freeman, J.D., LL.M., have been listed on the inaugural “OC500” list compiled by the Orange County Business Journal.

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First Foundation Announces 2016 Third Quarter Financial Results

  • Earnings per diluted share of $0.58
  • $7.2 million gain on sale of loans
  • Strong loan and deposit growth

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors (“FFA”) and First Foundation Bank (“FFB”), announced today its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2016.

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First Foundation to Acquire Two Branches in Orange County

(IRVINE, Calif.) – First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, today announced that First Foundation Bank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire two branches from Pacific Western Bank (the “Transaction”). The branches are located in Laguna Hills and Seal Beach, California (the “Branches”).

Posted 10/03/2016 Read More >

First Foundation Announces 2016 Second Quarter Financial Results

First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) announced today its financial results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2016.

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First Foundation Set to Join the Russell 2000® Index

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, which collectively provide investment management, wealth planning, consulting, insurance, trust, and banking services primarily to high net-worth individuals and businesses, today announced it is set to join the Russell 2000® Index.

Posted 06/22/2016 Read More >