First Republic Bank appears to be one of the leading issuers of displacement loans in the San Francisco Bay Area. They financed many serial evictors in San Francisco who used the Ellis Act to evict long term tenants. They have also been found in Oakland, providing financing to the worst of the displacement speculators. Maps below.
Ellis Act Evictions Financed through First Republic Bank, San Francisco
First Republic Bank leads in the East Bay by issuing thousands of displacement loans to speculators in Oakland neighborhoods hard hit by the recent mortgage crisis, which have been historically discriminated against by the banking industry through the racist practice of redlining.