San Diego Five Star award winner


John F. Gillis

Division Manager/Mortgage Advisor
Your Lending Solution
Pac Res Mortgage
NMLS #245050
Pacific Residential Mortgage LLC NMLS 1477
3129 Tiger Run Court Suite 104
Carlsbad, California 92010
Office: 760.505.1351
Cell: 760.503.5363

John F. Gillis is a Certified Mortgage Planner and Mortgage Advisor with Pac Res Mortgage. Both his personal and team production rank him among the elite in the nation in many of the statistical categories while serving over 200 families each year. John and his team The Gillis Group has been doing home loans in San Diego and the surrounding area for over 25 years.

Their success is widely a result of their ability to provide top shelf service which is why almost all of their clients are by referral. A big part of that top shelf service is their willingness to meet face to face with their clients to ensure that the selected loan is strategically chosen to meet each of their needs and circumstances for the short term and long term.

Their system for communicating throughout the process is unmatched as every client is made aware during their initial consultation of every document and every step necessary for a successful and stress-free closing. After that it only gets better as everyone receives a weekly updates of every action taken along with a real-time accounting of where the file is in process. Each client receives a customized mortgage plan, their top-ten written guarantees and a clear list of Do’s and Don’ts to insure a smooth transaction.

John graduated from the University of San Diego in Business earning a B.S. degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance and accounting. His background has not only been a great asset in advising self-employed clients, but also in creating and drafting tax-saving strategies for clients with a variety of backgrounds. John has served on several boards and was the President of the Parochial Sports League, a youth sports league for many years.

John and his wife Kimberly live in Carlsbad, California, with their six children. When John isn’t busy studying mortgage strategy and programs or meeting with clients he enjoys spending time with his family. John loves to coach his children in sports. The entire Gillisgang are avid sports fans with a love for the outdoors, so if they aren’t watching one of their own competing in softball, baseball, football, horse riding, tennis, dance, golf, or basketball, you might find them at a San Diego Padres or San Diego Gulls game or maybe hiking a local trail or relaxing on the beach.


Five Star Professional conducts market-specific research throughout the U.S. to identify service professionals who demonstrate professional excellence and provide quality services to their clients. The Five Star Mortgage Professional program is the largest and most widely published award program for mortgage professionals in North America, covering more than 40 major markets. Five Star award winners do not pay a fee to be included in the research or on the final list of award winners.

The Five Star Professional research team contacted thousands of recent homebuyers, consumers and industry leaders to identify San Diego-area mortgage professionals who stand out in their industry and community.

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