Debt & Equity Finance Team

Debt and Equity Finance Team


The Debt & Equity Finance Group professionals act as trusted advisors to their clients in the commercial real estate finance space focusing initially on understanding and evaluating clients’ investment goals and portfolio management objectives in order to deliver optimal capital markets solutions. Through utilization of state-of-the art technology, vast market related resources and proprietary modelling techniques, we analyze and provide recommendations to suit a wide variety of property and portfolio level capital needs.  We take a relationship driven approach founded on a commitment to the long-term success of our clients.  Areas in which we offer advisory services include: 

  • Acquisition financing
  • Property & portfolio recapitalizations (debt & equity)
  • Sale vs. refinance analysis
  • Loan prepayment analysis
  • Distressed property valuation and re-capitalization
  • Mezzanine & gap financing
  • Preferred & joint venture (common) equity structuring
  • Monetizing trapped equity (debt & equity solutions)
  • Loan workouts
  • Loan assumptions & defeasance
  • Long-term portfolio strategy & capital requirement identification

Our team


Jeremy Thornton

Executive Vice President Debt & Equity Finance
San Francisco

Mr. Thornton has 20+ years experience in the sourcing and structuring of debt and equity capital for commercial real estate transactions nationally and internationally with over $6.5 billion in successfully completed assignments in his career.  His expertise encompasses a wide spectrum of transaction types including financing for new construction, acquisition, and recapitalization of all major commercial property types including office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hospitality.

Having served as a principal on the lending, ownership and brokerage sides of the commercial real estate industry during the course of his career, Mr. Thornton brings a wealth of knowledge and offers a unique 360 degree perspective to real estate capital markets transactions.  He previously held positions with Deutsche Bank, Berkshire Mortgage Finance, Strategic Realty Capital and Palmer Capital Inc.

Mr. Thornton has extensive long-standing relationships with a diverse base of domestic and foreign capital sources including insurance companies, pension funds, commercial and investment banks, foreign banks, conduits, commercial mortgage REITs,  opportunity funds, and credit companies.  He is focused on providing comprehensive and creative debt and equity solutions for private and institutional clients nationwide.

Colliers International Advisory Board Member

Catherine Dombrowski

Project Coordinator
San Francisco

Catherine is a project coordinator on the Institutional Capital Markets team. Her responsibilities include marketing, research, due diligence, executing the team’s proposals, projects, and presentations, and maintaining all necessary client services. Since joining Colliers, Catherine has been involved in the closing of more than $300 million in investment sales transactions throughout the West Coast, and more than $40 million in Debt & Equity Finance transactions.

 

Caroline Evans

Senior Financial Analyst
San Francisco

Carrie joined Colliers International in the Spring of 2017 to work with the  Insitututional Capital Markets Team. Her responsibilities include financial analysis, due diligence, and coordinating marketing and research for the Capital Markets team.

Prior to joining Colliers, Carrie worked as a logistics manager for a local family foundation.

Helping clients grow their business

Transactional expertise and adding value

The Debt & Equity Finance Group leverages its decades of transactional experience encompassing in excess of $15.5 Billion in total capitalizations to ensure the successful and timely execution of our client assignments – certainty of execution is of critical importance.  Our finance platform is based on the cornerstones of integrity, transparency and accountability in all transaction activity in order to meet and exceed the high expectations of our clients.  As part of our commitment to delivering optimal results on every assignment, we prioritize correspondence with top-level credit officers and decision makers within our capital provider organizations.  Additionally, our experience in complex and highly structured transactions enables us to add significant value in mitigating perceived credit issues associated with more challenging executions.  

Transaction activity includes:

  • Acquisitions
  • Refinances
  • Permanent Financing
  • Floating / Fixed Rate Bridge
  • New Construction
  • Redevelopment / Repositioning
  • Restructuring
  • Mezzanine
  • Defeasance
  • Preferred Equity
  • Equity Placements
  • Joint Venture Structuring

Long-term focus

The Debt & Equity Finance Group professionals act as trusted advisors to their clients in the commercial real estate finance space focusing initially on understanding and evaluating clients’ investment goals and portfolio management objectives in order to deliver optimal capital markets solutions. Through utilization of state-of-the art technology, vast market related resources and proprietary modelling techniques, we analyze and provide recommendations to suit a wide variety of property and portfolio level capital needs.  We take a relationship driven approach founded on a commitment to the long-term success of our clients.  

Advisory services areas: 

  • Acquisition financing
  • Property & portfolio recapitalizations (debt & equity)
  • Sale vs. refinance analysis
  • Loan prepayment analysis
  • Distressed property valuation and re-capitalization
  • Long-term portfolio strategy & capital requirement identification
  • Mezzanine & gap financing
  • Preferred & joint venture (common) equity structuring
  • Monetizing trapped equity (debt & equity solutions)
  • Loan workouts
  • Loan assumptions & defeasance
 

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