John Mills

John Mills

Loan Officer

John Mills’ mission is to make sure you have the right mortgage for every stage of your life. He is available whenever and wherever you need him, to make your real estate goals a reality. With a tremendous breadth of loan products (conventional, reverse, jumbo, VA, FHA, bank statement, investor, asset depletion and private money), he will deliver the best product at ultra-competitive prices. In a purchase transaction, his experience and resources will get you to closing on time.

You can connect directly with John on his Facebook business page, John Mills Residential Mortgages.

John has had a great breadth of loan experience.  He has helped seniors improve their cash flow and lifestyle through the benefits of reverse mortgages.  “I take particular joy in helping seniors enjoy the full bounty of their assets in their retirement and get them the retirement experience they have earned and deserve.”

John has also helped many first time homebuyers realize a dream come true with home ownership.

Refinances, commercial loans, even yacht loans, John has done them all and looks forward to helping you attain your real estate goals.


John Mills has been a licensed Mortgage Loan Originator and Real Estate Salesperson since 2015.

After 4 years as the CMO for South Bay Equity Lending, John launched John Mills Residential Mortgages in 2019 and is now doing loan origination 100% full time.

Prior to joining South Bay Equity Lending, John was a senior executive with the surf apparel manufacturer Quiksilver. He worked at the publicly traded (NYSE) Quiksilver for 24 years and held the title of Senior Vice President, leading the Quiksilver sales organization in North America.

John graduated with distinction from the University of Wisconsin earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a Marketing Major.

John stays active with basketball, running, strength training, indoor bike, golf and tennis.

John is the President of Los Angeles Chapter of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. With 5800 graduates in the LA area, this position provides the opportunity for John to keep the local alumni connected with each other and to their great university, the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Mills family lives in Palos Verdes Estates.


Contact Information:

Office direct:  310-730-5689

Cell:  714-717-7456



California Department of Real Estate License# 01987451  NMLS# 1309923