Mark Hanf, Host

Author, speaker, coach and private money expert Mark Hanf teaches real estate investors how to find and attract private money lenders and investors — even when they have no real estate investment experience.

Mark is broker and president of Pacific Private Money Inc., one of the fastest-growing hard money loan brokers in the Bay Area. Founded in 2008, Mark took his company from zero to nearly $100 million in loan originations in just four years, then over $100 million annually. Uncovering the secrets to gaining access to unlimited cash, Mark has attracted more than 350 private investors to his lending business. Since its inception in 2008, Pacific funded over 1250 private money loans, many to consumers on owner-occupied properties as well as “fix & flip” loans to Northern California property re-habbers and flippers.

Known as the “Private Money Guy”, Mark is a regular speaker at real estate events throughout the Bay Area, and can be heard weekly speaking about the real estate market as co-host of the radio show “The Best of Investing” on AM1220 and AM860.

(800) 605-8050 Toll Free
(415) 883-2150 Office
(866) 521-0418 eFax

Edward E.N. Brown, Host

Current Positions:

Investor Relations of PPM.


Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Golden Gate University.
Master of Science in Taxation from Golden Gate University.

Teaching and Lectures:

Weekly Lecturer of Accounting and Taxation, Univ. of Phoenix. Teacher of Economics, North Bay Christian Academy. Adjunct Professor of Income Tax, Dominican University. Guest lecturer at various Banks, Real Estate companies, and Stock Brokerage firms.

Television and Radio:

Host, “The Best of Investing” business program on Saturday afternoon at 12pm (PST) on KDOW 1220AM (Current).

Host, “Sports Econ 101”, a national sports and business radio show on Saturday afternoon at 12pm (PST) (Current).
Co-Host, “The Money Scorecard”, sports and business program on KNBR 1050AM.
CNN show “Your Money” – Guest Speaker on leasing investments.
CNN show “Ask the Expert” – Guest Speaker on Investments, rates of return.


The Advisor – Articles regarding Mortgage Investments.
Financial Planning magazine – Various articles on Investments,
rates of return, yield to maturity, life insurance, disability insurance, and
convertible municipal bonds.
Wall Street Journal – Interviewed as expert on Equipment Leasing
Partnerships in the Secondary Market.
The Practical Accountant – Donors deductions.
San Francisco Business Journal – Amending Income Tax Returns.

Professional Accomplishments:

Expert witness in arbitration and court cases dealing with investments.
Expert witness consultant regarding tax returns and fraudulent financial
statements and information in the largest judgment in US history against
a gun manufacturer-spreadsheets published in US Bankruptcy Court
Prestigious MBA Tax Award Winner.
Appointment by the U. S. Department of Justice to serve as chairman of
the Shareholder Equity Committee to protect 29,000 shareholders
representing a $500 million REIT.
Former semi-professional bowler.

Professional Licenses Currently Or Formally Held:

Series 7 Securities License.
Life and Disability Insurance License.
California Licensed Tax Preparer.
Certified Fund Specialist.
California Real Estate Sales license.

Guest Speakers

Robert Spinosa, Loan Agent

Rob joined the RPM team in 2009 and has been a home loan professional since 2001. In his first full year with the Mill Valley office, his high service standard helped produce results that placed him among the branch’s top producers. Rob is actively involved in the Marin community, where he works and lives with his wife, Michelle. Rob is a competitive triathlete, as has completed the prestigious Ironman Hawaii triathlon multiple times.

Committed to the ongoing learning of his industry and technology in general, Rob’s complete profile, references and testimonials can all be found online at

1058 Redwood Highway, Frontage Road, Mill Valley, CA94941
Cell: 415.367.5959
Fax: 415.381.5411
CA DRE # 01297944
NMLS # 22343

Patti Cohn, Realtor

  • A full-time real estate Broker – Sold more than 500 properties since 1989.
  • Consistently ranked within the top 1- 2% of agents nationwide.
  • Frequently quoted by the media as an expert in real estate market.
  • Developed an Eight-Tier Marketing Strategy including pricing, timing, staging, broker networking, internet and traditional advertising, negotiation.

Patti has a background in corporate marketing and public relations at Fortune 500 companies and holds a Master’s degree in Business.

Direct: 415.515.1941
Fax: 866.290.4441
1058 Redwood Highway, Frontage Road, Mill Valley, CA 94941
CA DRE # 00671807

Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper is one of the top producers in the HL Commercial Real Estate Sales and Leasing team and has averaged over one closed transaction a week for the past three years. In 2016 Mark sold and leased over 70 properties in Marin County. Mr. Cooper was previously associated with Bradley Commercial in San Rafael and KW Commercial in Oakland. Mark started his real estate career working for the Kunst Family leasing Multi-Family and Industrial properties in Marin and Sonoma Counties. Since 2009, Mark has specialized in leasing in and sales of Office, Retail, Multi-Family and Industrial properties Marin County.

Marks prior career was in Commercial Photography for Annual Reports, Packaging, Billboards and Magazine Ads. Mark and his family have owned the same home in Tiburon since 1975.