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Mr. Thornton has over 20 years of experience in the sourcing and structuring of debt and equity capital for commercial real estate investment and development across the US and abroad. His expertise encompasses a broad spectrum of capitalization strategies including debt and equity financing for ground-up construction, acquisitions, and portfolio recapitalizations of all major asset classes.
After spending the early part of his career in the real estate private equity space in Japan, Mr. Thornton returned to the US to work for a large international commercial real estate investment bank. He then went on to work for a real estate investment management and development firm prior to transitioning to the advisory side of the business in 2010.
Mr. Thornton takes a highly analytical, data-driven approach to crafting optimal capitalization strategies catered to his clients’ investment objectives.
- MBA, International Finance – Thunderbird, School of Global Management
- BA – Wesleyan University
- Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan
- Loyola Highschool, Los Angeles, CA
- Counselors of Real Estate (CRE)
- CRE Consulting Corps
- Urban Land Institute
- Bay Area Mortgage Association
Ms. Sayers brings over 18 years of experience with investors and small businesses in securing both debt and equity for the acquisition, development and refinancing of commercial real estate.
Starting out assisting small business owners with securing SBA financing, Nicole was a direct lender with regional banks specializing in commercial real estate financing. Since then, she transitioned into an advisory role on the Debt & Equity team with Colliers, leveraging her vast skills and wide-ranging industry relationships to source and craft optimal debt and equity capital for private and institutional clients. Creativity and the ability to overcome obstacles through the course of a transaction have been the key driver to her client’s success.
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science – University of Arizona, Tucson
- Master of Arts, Educational Psychology – University of Arizona, Tucson
- Child Abuse Prevention Center – Board Member
- Association of Commercial Real Estate – Board Member
Mr. Gibson is a Senior Vice President at Colliers Debt & Equity. Mr. Gibson brings a wide array of commercial real estate experience, including advising clients on their capital stack to institutional investment sales. Before joining Colliers, Mr. Gibson was a Partner at Palmer Capital. He focused on investment sales, debt, and equity for institutional, middle market, and private clients transacting in the Western United States.
Before Palmer Capital, Mr. Gibson was a Captain in the United States Air Force. As a contracting officer, Mr. Gibson was responsible for managing multiple existing contract programs and leading source selections for Air Combat Command, Al Udeid Air Base, and Beale AFB, with a total value of more than $300M. Mr. Gibson holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler School of Business and obtained his bachelor’s degree from the United States Air Force Academy.
- Bachelor of Science – United States Air Force Academy
- Master of Business Administration – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
- Association of Graduates – United States Air Force Academy