|It has been a pleasure working with the staff of Pacific Private Money; the team is responsive and knowledgeable. We are very pleased with the financial returns and security of our investments. We look forward to the monthly reports, and Mark's Bay Area narrative of economic activity.|
|My experience with Pacific Private Money has been one where they have responded to any and all of my questions in a prompt manner. Nam and all staff members have been informative and polite. I would recommend their service to my friends and family.|
|I've been with Pacific Private Money for years. Depending on my immediate desire for either high rate of return or freedom to withdraw capital easily, I've invested in first mortgages, second mortgages, and one of the funds. Never once have I been disappointed, or failed to achieve my goals. In addition, PPM makes a real effort to communicate. My questions are always answered in a timely manner, and when I need documents, I get them immediately. PPM is an organization of real integrity as well. I highly recommend PPM as an important part of your investing portfolio, especially in this era of low returns.|
|I was an investor in Pacific Private Money Inc. for over five years. My investment consistently performed as advertised throughout the five years, and I had no difficulty recovering my full investment when I pulled out. Also, the staff at Pacific Private is responsive, knowledgeable, and always eager to help. If you seek an alternative investment that pays steady income, I recommend that you explore the options offered by Pacific Private Money, Inc.|
|I’ve been a highly satisfied investor with Pacific Private Money Fund I since 2014. I’m impressed with the competence, integrity, and transparency of PPM’s management team. They follow a careful methodology for selecting only high-potential, low-risk loans. If a default does occur, so far they have always been able to turn it into a profit for the Fund. The Fund is set up so that investors get paid first, and managers second. Financials are administered by a third-party organization. I’m even more impressed with the individual accessibility of the managers. At the beginning of the COVID epidemic, I was worried about the state of the economy and its impact on Pacific Private Money. I peppered Mark and Nam with questions. Even during this initial turmoil, they took the time to patiently and honestly address each of my concerns in depth, first over the phone and then in a follow-up email. They backed up their answers with factual information and specific examples. I was relieved! In these uncertain times, it’s comforting to hold an investment that doesn’t keep me up at night, yet brings in a reliable return. I’m sure grateful that a friend told me about this fund, and that I took the steps to invest in it. I’ve never regretted my decision.|
|We invested the minimum in the flagship, but had our reservations at first. We have been working with the Office Manager, Andrea, and her customer service skills have been outstanding. She gave us the confidence in PPM to add funds to our original position.|
|I've been invested in the PPM fund via my IRA for just over two years. Nam facilitated a very informative initial due diligence meeting with Mark Hanf in which all of my questions and potential concerns were well satisfied. He then coordinated with my IRA custodian, and made the initial and subsequent addition of funds in my second year very straightforward and timely. The fund has consistently delivered on-time monthly returns equal to or higher than stated expectations. Monthly statements and fund reporting are also very timely and informative. I'm very impressed with the quality of the team at PPM. They have an excellent grasp on the market they serve, with the result being reasonably safe and excellent returns to us investors.|
|Pacific Private Money provides my ideal balance of security and liquidity. The PPM Fund gives me regular monthly income at a steady but profitable rate, backed by solid RE loans with solid LTVs. The Freedom Fund earns about 7x the return available from the best bank savings account, and still provides liquidity as needed. PPM staff are easy to deal with, knowledgable and experienced. Personally, I prefer RE backed investing with a trustworthy company to the vagaries of the stock market.|
|I invested a couple of years ago 100k in your mortgage fund. You were recommended by Marion W. I was not familiar with how the fund worked at the time, but it has been a great way for me to have Guaranteed monthly income and have a secure investment with my retirement income. I am considering investing more of my 401 K, and will call to talk about that soon with you.|
|Although I’m a relatively new investor starting in February 2020, I’ve found people at Pacific Private Money very professional, efficient and friendly. My funds were quickly deployed and statements monthly are online so your asset holdings are clearly transparent.|
|As a new investor in PPM, I appreciate the responsiveness and professionalism that I have received. Whenever I have a question, either Nam or Andrea respond quickly and courteously. I also value the monthly-member reports, timely statements/payments, and periodic company webinars that are recorded and open to the public. They offer the latest fund information, insights into current and future housing/lending market, and answers to audience questions to provide a high level of transparency.|
|I first learned about Mark and Pacific Private Money in 2013 through Marin Magazine, and also from seeing his office when driving through downtown Novato. I invested into his fund along with a separate investment into a hard money loan in 2013. The process was seamless, and everyone who I interacted with was professional and knowledgeable. It also was nice to be able to go into the Novato office and meet and talk with Mark and his team. Many times these investment opportunities are done through individuals and companies across the USA, so having someone local and a part of the community was a plus for me. These were some of my first ever investments into real estate, and it was a great experience on all fronts. The hard money loan and investment fund performed as expected. All payments and distributions were made on time, and I never had to follow up on any items. Pacific Private Money was very organized and provided me with everything I needed (tax forms, statements, summaries, etc.) - Thank you!|
|I have been a customer for 3 years, and I have been completely satisfied with the level of service and performance of Pacific. The staff are professional and took care of all my needs.|
|I was introduced to PPM three years ago while finishing up my divorce. I was new to managing my investments, and am so appreciative of the thorough education on PPM that I received from their team. As a single parent that works in a therapeutic and educational field, I need a solid and lucrative investment plan to provide economic stability for my children and I. I am thrilled at how well I have done with PPM, and have such a greater level of confidence in my ability to succeed financially in today’s world. Having passive income without high risk allows me to focus on my children and career. I am proud of the successful person that PPM has helped me to become. It is truly life changing for me. Thank you PPM!|
|Great experience working with PPM personnel. The return on investment were as promised and more averaging between 7.5% to 8% compounded interest. Mark Hanf is a professional who knows his stuff really well. Nam is amazing and easy to work with. Always a pleasure to work with everyone at PPM. I would recommend them to anyone.|
|As a long time money manager and investor with Pacific Private Money, I was attracted to the secure investment benefits the PPM pool fund presents. I’m a big believer in secured investments that offer flexibility, and in my case a monthly distribution of guaranteed income. Over time, I have invested multiple times in the fund which has always met or exceeded projections. Mark Hanf is a conscientious and competent fund manager who maintains consistent discipline in high quality underwriting standards and risk management, to which his track record and success is a testament. I'm also consistently impressed with the communication and customer service - the PPM team is accessible, professional, knowledgeable, and patient. It all adds up to the return vs. risk being tremendously attractive, and I'm happy and sleep well at night having my money working with such great people.|
|I have been an investor with Pacific Private Money along with my 95 year old mother and my sister. They were referred by our trusted financial advisor. He is extremely conservative in his advice considering RISK being the major concern. Pacific is extremely transparent on their monthly accounting and distributions. I trust them because they have earned it over the many years they have safely invested my money.|
|I was impressed with the knowledge of the industry this team has. Very transparent discussions and data in the monthly reporting process. I have been pleased with the results of my investment thus far, and have convinced other friends/family to invest.|
|Last year when I sold an investment property owned by my self directed IRA, I needed a place to put the money and get a solid return on my investment. Pacific Private Money thoroughly explained the process, and how the money would be invested. The process was very smooth, and they have been paying me consistent monthly income as promised.|
|I have been a client with PPM for over 6 yrs, and I have invested in several trust deeds. Some were first TD's and some were 2 TD's. All have paid on time and never had a late payment. The staff has been helpful and always answers the phone. PPM has earned my trust and confidence.|
|My wife and I have been with Pacific Private Money for many years. Their staff is incredibly responsive, honest and most helpful. We could not possibly have received the returns we have enjoyed and the reliability that we have come to appreciate with another firm. Their professionalism, attention to detail and timeliness have to be experienced to be believed.|
Rehabber & Client
Operations Manager for the Legacy Group
Real Estate Owner
Exactly by the date that Mark and Lisa projected, I received my funding. This was my first time having to resort to "hard" money, but had I the luck of contacting Mark and Lisa first, I would not have known why it was called "hard" money, so relatively easy and reasonable did they make it.
Unfortunately, the majority of companies I contacted prior to them strung me along and gave me misleading promises. In the end, after stalling and giving false hope, they could not deliver on their promises - either I would somehow suddenly not qualify, or, (probably speculating on the state of my need), the terms of the loan finally offered would end up being exorbitant.
So by the time I ran across Mark and Lisa, I was quite skeptical - especially since they were very personable and reasonable sounding while making their promises. I thought to myself, "Fat chance - nice and effective in this industry?!" Lo and behold though, in 2 weeks time they did come through with the funding for my exceptional case! Best of all, from the very beginning, they accurately told me what they could and could not do and when. Thanks a lot Mark and Lisa - with your no-nonsense approach and competence, and a great crew, you are a breath of fresh air!
Real Estate Investor
Senior Vice President
DDS & Real Estate Investor
Independent Financial Advisor
Gregory R. H.
Owner of Weller House Inn
CEO of Brix Beverage
New Home Owner
Arthur H. Sutter
Broker and Borrower
President of Beach Street Builders, Inc.