the Bank’s existing commercial real estate loans includes a wide variety of property types, such as office buildings, smaller shopping centers, owner-user office/warehouses, residential hotels, motels, mixed-use residential/commercial and retail properties. The buildings securing the Bank’s multifamily loans are, generally, seasoned operating properties with proven occupancy, rental rates and expense levels. The Bank originates construction loans secured by single family homes for sale and multifamily residential properties and permanent mortgage loans primarily secured by multifamily and commercial real estate properties in the Las Vegas, Nevada vicinity. The Bank’s construction loan portfolio also includes loans to individual clients for the construction and ownership of single family homes in its California and New York markets and, to a lesser extent, to construct other types of properties. In addition to originating loans for its own portfolio, the Bank conducts mortgage banking activities. The Bank participates in secondary mortgage market activities by selling whole loans and participations in loans to Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and various institutional purchasers such as investment banks, mortgage conduits and other financial institutions. Wealth Management Activities The Bank offers checking and deposit services, internet banking, business lending and cash management for business accounts and other services provided on an outsourced basis by third party vendors. The Bank also offers its clients an expanding array of wealth management activities. Investment Advisory Services: The Bank provides investment advisory services through four subsidiaries, Trainer Wortham, Starbuck Tisdale, Froley Revy and First Republic Wealth Advisors. Trust Company: First Republic Trust Company, a division of the Bank, operates in California, Nevada and New York. First Republic Trust Company specializes in personal trusts. The Bank draws new trust clients from its deposit and loan client base, as well as from outside of the Bank. Investment and Brokerage Activities: The Bank performs short-term investment and brokerage activities for clients. The Bank employs specialists to acquire treasury securities, municipal bonds, money market mutual funds and other shorter-term liquidity investments at the request of clients or their financial advisors. Investments The Bank purchases short-term money market instruments as well as U.S. Government securities and other mortgage-backed securities (MBS) to maintain a reserve of liquid assets to meet liquidity requirements and as alternative investments to loans. The major categories of securities in the Bank’s investment portfolio and the relative proportions as of December 31, 2006 were U.S. Government; municipal bonds; agency MBS, other MBS, other debt securities; and equity securities. History First Republic was founded in 1985.
first republic bank/ca (FRC:New York)
111 Pine Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
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