What You Don’t Know About Patrick Ward
Position: President of Newport Beach-based MetroGroup Realty Finance
Background: Founded MetroGroup Realty Finance in 1983. The company specializes in providing capital advisory and mortgage banking services throughout Southern California.
Memorable projects: Currently a $180M portfolio. The Center at Rancho Niguel in Laguna Niguel, a 118k SF retail center with a $26M loan; Western Avenue in Garden Grove, a 210k SF industrial property with a $17M loan; and the Commons at Aliso Viejo Town Center in Aliso Viejo, a 30k SF retail center with a $10M loan.
Hometown: Joliet, Ill.
Current home: Newport Beach
First job: At a steel mill.
Came to OC for: Lifestyle.
Person (living or dead) you’d like to meet: John Wooden
Favorite book: All Tony Hillerman novels (he’s best known for his Navajo Nation Police mysteries)
Favorite movie: Wedding Crashers.
Family: Three adult children. Two grandchildren and growing.
Advice to 18-year-old self: Never take the easy way out.
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