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First Foundation Bank Appoints Tim Cody as Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Construction Lending

First Foundation Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) (“First Foundation”), a financial services company with two wholly-owned operating subsidiaries, First Foundation Advisors and First Foundation Bank, announced today the appointment of Tim Cody as Senior Vice President, Managing Director of Construction Lending.

In his new role, Cody will help build out the construction lending offering for First Foundation Bank.

Along these lines, Cody will be responsible for identifying and growing construction loan relationships with both new and existing clients. He will also be responsible for assessing and structuring the terms for prospective loans.

“We are very pleased to have Tim join our team,” said Robert Noble, Chief Lending Officer of First Foundation Bank. “As First Foundation continues to expand across new regions, we see the importance in diversifying our offering to provide clients with a full relationship banking experience. Tim’s expertise in construction lending will complement our offering perfectly.”

Cody brings over 30 years of banking experience with 20 of those years focused in construction and commercial real estate lending. Prior to joining First Foundation, he was the Senior Vice President, Director of Construction and CRE Lending at Pacific Premier Bank, where he developed the construction loan program. He previously held roles as the Vice President, Manager of Construction and CRE Lending at Fullerton Community Bank and Orange County Regional Loan Manager at La Jolla Bank.

He will be building out his team and is joined by Stephanie Begody who is a Vice President, Construction Lending Officer. She will help to grow the construction loans for the bank by cultivating new and existing relationships.

About First Foundation

First Foundation, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFWM) and its subsidiaries offer personal banking, business banking, and private wealth management services, including investment, trust, insurance, and philanthropy services. This comprehensive platform of financial services is designed to help clients at any stage in their financial journey. First Foundation is comprised of an extraordinary team of financial professionals united around a single cause: to enable growth-minded individuals and businesses to boldly live the life they imagined and preserve the legacy they’ve worked so hard to build. The broad range of financial products and services offered by First Foundation are more consistent with those offered by larger financial institutions, while its high level of personalized service, accessibility, and responsiveness to clients is more aligned with community banks and boutique wealth management firms. This combination of an integrated platform of comprehensive financial services and the products along with personalized service differentiates First Foundation from many of its competitors and has contributed to the growth of its client base and business. Services are offered through bank and/or wealth management branch offices in California, Texas, Nevada, and Hawaii. Learn more at, or connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.


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