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First Pacific Financial Group was founded in 1987 by Jack Nissim formally a Senior Vice President of John Hancock Real Estate Finance. The company had been purchased from its founder initially by a Savings and Loan where Mr. Nissim served as the President of that company's commercial loan department, and later by a NASDAQ company where he acted as the President of its subsidiary. Mr. Nissim took the company back in 2005 where it today enjoys the relationships he created with upper management with over 200 financial institutions and private lending companies.


Jack Nissim, principle, has over 30 years of real estate experience which includes Senior Vice President and Western Regional Director of John Hancock Real Estate Finance. He was also the President of a Savings and Loan's commercial real estate group, and President of the subsidiary of a NASDAQ company. In his career he closed over two billion dollars of commercial transactions including debt, equity, and investment sales.


Philip Clock , Associate Broker, has over 30 years real estate experience, and rejoins Mr. Nissim after working as his Vice President at John Hancock Real Estate Finance. Mr. Clock is president of Pacific First Group, his sole proprietorship, and has worked as Vice President, South Bay construction lending for Hibernia Bank; Western Regional Vice President for Mellon Mortgage Company, a FNMA DUS and Collateralized Mortgage Backed Securities lender; and a partner in several residential developments including Spyglass Ridge, a 28 unit townhome development in Pacifica. He has broad experience in all aspects of commercial and residential real estate lending, from development to financing, portfolio management and partnerships; and closed in excess of $500 Million in purchases and financing. He is a resident of Palo Alto, has a son in high school, is a graduate of Stanford University, BA in international relations ’69; Stanford Business School ’75; and holds California Real Estate Broker’s license no. 00590809. His interests include running, weight lifting, history, economics and donating to many charitable organizations.


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