The Firm

Russell B. Arnold

Russell B. Arnold - Investment Partner

russ@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6211

An institutional asset and portfolio manager with over 25 years experience, Russ has been a member of Palmer Capital Inc. since 1997. Russ's prior role as a Portfolio Manager at American Realty Advisors and prior experience overseeing the disposition of over $1.0 Billion of foreclosed properties from savings and loan associations enables him to offer clients invaluable advice on their offerings and investment opportunities. Russ currently provides strategic direction and investment ideas to enhance their portfolios throughout the Western United States.

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science, Finance

Roman J. Benvenuti

Roman J. Benvenuti - Investment Partner

roman@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6210

Roman provides clients with guidance and a unique perspective due to his diverse knowledge base of capital structures, asset types and market conditions. Roman's direct transactional involvement offers clients an enhanced level of service and provides them with the information needed to implement and succeed in their acquisition and disposition objectives.

Saint Mary's College
Bachelor of Arts, Business Management

Keith C. Blick

Keith C. Blick - Logistics

(916) 462-6300

Keith is a Captain in Palmer Capital Inc.'s Flight Department, and is jointly responsible for the daily operations of the company's business jets. Keith has over 15 years experience in aviation with notable Captain positions with ConAgra Foods, The Wolff Company, as well as Chief Pilot for an exclusive Charter Company in San Diego. Keith holds an Airline Transport Pilot Rating (ATP), as well as an Air traffic Controller rating.

Aeronautical Science
Air Traffic Control Management
Meteorology Science

Brian J. Bollinger

Brian J. Bollinger - Investment Partner

brian@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6215

Brian has been with Palmer Capital Inc. for over 10 years and has nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry due to his family's background in brokerage and real estate development. Brian collaborates with real estate investors to bring forth different capital sources for their properties and provides acquisition opportunities in targeted markets.

Loyola Marymount University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Emphasis in Management and Marketing)

John W. Churchward

John W. Churchward - Structured Finance Partner

johnc@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6226

During his career, John has successfully sourced, structured and closed over $1 billion of principal investments involving institutional quality commercial real estate assets located in primary and secondary markets nationwide. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., John worked at iStar Financial in Boston where he originated and closed structured finance investments and Net Lease acquisitions.

Brown University
Bachelor of Arts, Engineering

Eric M. Dennis

Eric M. Dennis - Investment Partner

eric@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6224

Eric advises clients on how to achieve their overall strategic acquisition and disposition objectives, while also providing clients access to the capital resources needed to meet their real estate goals.

California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Real Estate and Land Use

Nate W. Fazakerly

Nate W. Fazakerly - Graphic Designer & Photographer

nate@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6254

Nate is responsible for the creation of marketing materials, including photo editing, and the layout of the marketing memoranda. Nate has over five years experience as a graphic designer, specializing in web, print, and motion design.

University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Arts, Design | Visual Communication

Jim P. Gill

Jim P. Gill - Investment Partner

jim@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6219

Jim brings over 20 years of client management experience in both corporate finance and real estate. Jim's real estate experience encompassed almost a decade including National Sales Manager at Liberty American, a $2.4B real estate wholesaler and representing Wells Fargo as a commercial banker. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Jim managed a large trade and real estate portfolio for a privately owned petroleum company.

California State University Sacramento
Bachelor of Arts, Communications

Ryan N. Heater

Ryan N. Heater - Investment Partner

ryanh@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6222

Ryan makes a valuable contribution to Palmer Capital Inc.'s relationships by advising on the upside potential of specific assets and identifying unique investment opportunities. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Ryan was a Vice President at CB Richard Ellis within the Valuation and Advisory Services Group in New York City and Honolulu. With more than 10 years of experience in the real estate industry, Ryan has analyzed properties and advised clients on assets worth over $1 Billion.

Johns Hopkins University
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology and Latin American Studies

Beijing University
Diploma of Advanced Mandarin Chinese

Brad D. Idleman

Brad D. Idleman - Investment Partner

brad@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6214

Brad maintains and develops client relationships by presenting acquisition opportunities to buyers and bringing forth numerous capital sources to assets located in the Western United States. Brad's direct transactional involvement offers clients an enhanced level of service and provides them with the information needed to implement and succeed in their acquisition and disposition objectives. Through his exposure and knowledge of the debt and equity markets, Brad assists clients in taking advantage of current market conditions by providing real-time capital solutions for every transaction.

California State University Northridge
Bachelor of Arts, Communication

Kris L. Jones

Kris L. Jones - Structured Finance Partner

kris@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6225

Kris focuses on sourcing new equity investment opportunities and potential acquisitions. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Kris held various positions throughout the commercial real estate industry. His responsibilities have included arranging over $550 Million in financing for real estate development projects, as well as analyzing, underwriting, and originating the financing for retail, office, industrial and multifamily projects.

George Washington University
Master of Arts, International Trade and Investment Policy

University of San Diego
Bachelor of Arts, International Relations

Ken E. Karmolinski

Ken E. Karmolinski - Structured Finance Partner

ken@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6218

Ken has a diverse background spanning over 20 years in real estate finance, real estate sales, securities, venture capital, insurance, and receivable financing. As a Structured Finance Partner, Ken works with some of the industry's top real estate investment firms and institutional capital market firms in the world, in structuring, originating, placing and closing financing for a wide variety of investment property. Previously, as a Director, Divisional Loan Manager for Marcus & Millichap Capital Corp., Branch Manager for Flagstar Bank and as a Senior Director of Secondary Lending for Fremont bank, Ken has structured and funded over $825 million in residential and commercial mortgages. After graduating Ken served his country in the United States Air Force as a Sr. Airman at Whiteman AFB, MO. Ken remains active in both the California Association of Mortgage Brokers as well as the Mortgage Brokers Association of America.

USAF

Jordan J. Kassis

Jordan J. Kassis - Investment Partner

jordan@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6234

Jordan brings a diverse background and knowledge base that spans capital markets and banking. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Jordan worked on the trading desk of a quantitative hedge fund where he traded equities and futures for institutional clients. He also obtained experience in traditional banking as a regulator for the State of California. Jordan leverages his capital markets and banking background to cultivate relationships with clients and advise them on emerging commercial real estate opportunities.

Loyola Marymount University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Finance)

Holly M. Kim

Holly M. Kim - Structured Finance Partner

holly@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6259

Holly manages the financial underwritings for currently marketed properties as well as preliminary evaluations. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Holly worked at Goldman Sachs, where she spent four years in the Strategic Planning Group of the Asset Management Division and three years in the Private Client Services Group of the Equities Division. She also has three years of mergers and acquisitions experience from her work at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc., where she worked on corporate valuations.

The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Economics, Major in Finance and Accounting

Gary A. Leduc

Gary A. Leduc - Structured Finance Partner

garyl@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6235

Gary has over 20 years of direct lending experience and is responsible for financing commercial real estate transactions including sourcing, structuring, underwriting and negotiation. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Gary was a Senior Lending Advisor with Morgan Stanley Private Bank, NA responsible for sourcing, structuring, underwriting and negotiation of commercial real estate finance transactions involving office, retail, industrial and multi-family properties. Prior to his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Gary worked at Wells Fargo in production and management positions within the Commercial Banking/ Capital Markets/ Wealth Management Groups originating senior loans, participations and subordinated debt transactions.

Sacramento State University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration

David L. MacMillan

David L. Mac Millan - Structured Finance Partner

dave@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6233

David has over 25 years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, primarily in the origination, placement and funding of commercial real estate mortgages, as well as joint venture structuring, investment property sales, real estate development and asset management. During his career he has overseen the closing of approximately $1.5 billion in total transactions involving office, retail, industrial, and multi-family properties.

The Colorado College
Bachelor of Science, Economics

Mike Mahon

Mike Mahon - Investment Partner

mikem@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6217

Mike has brought his diverse experiences from nearly fifteen years as an attorney and broker, along with his recent MBA (Finance) education to the Palmer Team. He has been involved with real estate transactions at all stages from land acquisition, construction, and financing to disposition, including properties with complex characteristics such as intensive environmental remediation, boundary issues, title issues, defaulted liens, and bankruptcies.

University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

University of California, Davis King Hall School of Law
Juris Doctor

University of California, Davis Graduate School of Management
Master of Business Administration, Finance

Calvin Marr

Calvin Marr - Investment Partner

calvin@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6216

Calvin has over 25 years experience in corporate finance and the capital markets. He has managed the debt and investment portfolios for Levi Strauss & Co. and The Money Store. Calvin also has several years of international finance experience having worked in Brussels, Belgium and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Calvin also managed the financial operations for Wachovia Bank's west coast mortgage servicing subsidiary.

University of California, Berkeley
Masters of Business Administration, Finance

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics

Gary Medina

Gary Medina - Production

gary@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6250

Gary collaborates with the partners in producing professional marketing materials, identifying current capital market information, and coordinating the distribution of information. His in-house production of marketing materials ensures accuracy and efficiency to the team's clients.

Academy of Art College, San Francisco

Georges Z. Nabwangu

Georges Z. Nabwangu - Structured Finance Partner

georges@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6231

Georges manages relationships with private and institutional owners of commercial real estate, as well as develops relationships with domestic and foreign banks, life insurance companies, conduit lenders and specialty finance companies. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Georges gained direct investment and restructuring experience working with a private equity firm focused on commercial real estate projects located throughout North America and Southeast Asia.

College of William & Mary
Juris Doctor

Bentley College
Masters in Business Administration, Finance

McGill University
Bachelor of Science, Biology

Jennifer M. Palmer

Jennifer M. Palmer - Structured Finance Partner

jennifer@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6206

Jennifer is a structured finance partner overseeing institutional and foreign capital relationships for the firm and is responsible for sourcing capital actively, participating in joint ventures, recapitalizations and developments. Jennifer initially worked on the investment sales desk focusing on institutional client relationships.

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts, Communications

Mark A. Palmer

Mark A. Palmer - Investment Partner

mark@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6205

Mark advises clients regarding various acquisition opportunities and strategic dispositions within his relationship's portfolios. Mark's direct transactional involvement has been a significant contributing factor to the company's growth.

Boston College - Carroll School of Management
Bachelor of Science, Marketing

William S. Palmer

William S. Palmer - President & CEO

bill@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6201

As the President and CEO of Palmer Capital Inc., Bill leads an elite team of professionals that focus on the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial real estate investment opportunities throughout the western United States. Bill works directly on every transaction executed by Palmer Capital Inc., representing a diverse client base of institutional and private investors. Prior to founding Palmer Capital Inc. in 2005, Bill was a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Division of CB Richard Ellis. He spent 18 years at the firm and was consistently honored as CB Richard Ellis' Top Broker Worldwide. He has been recognized by Commercial Property News and several other publications as one of the nation's most highly regarded investment professionals. Bill's prior experience also includes 13-years with Piper Jaffray & Co in Minneapolis, in their Investment Banking Group.

University of St. Thomas
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Chris H. Prout

Chris H. Prout - Graphic Designer & Photographer

chris@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6255

Chris has over five years experience as a graphic designer, specializing in printed media, website, video editing and photography. In his current role with Palmer Capital Inc., Chris is responsible for the creation of marketing materials, including photo editing, and the layout of the marketing memoranda. Chris also photographs the investment opportunities.

California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Arts, Design | Media Arts

Richard E. Ryan

Richard E. Ryan - Investment Partner

rick@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6212

Rick has more than 10 years of capital markets and transaction experience with Palmer Capital Inc. as an Investment Partner. He manages both institutional and private client relationships for the firm, and leads all aspects of the marketing process from the sourcing of disposition opportunities to the successful close of escrow. He further adds value for clients by providing them with consultative direction on the most favorable capital structures, exposure to the greatest number of qualified acquisition opportunities for their requirements, and guidance on current investment and financing market conditions.

Pennsylvania State University
Masters of Manufacturing Management

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology

John B. Sedar

John B. Sedar - Investment Partner

john@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6209

John is a contributing factor to the team's growth by providing clients with guidance on achieving their overall strategic disposition and acquisition objectives. John's extensive knowledge of the debt and equity markets, and his in-depth relationships with clients have been major contributors to the success of Palmer Capital Inc.

University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science, Political Science

Evan J. Sharp

Evan J. Sharp - Investment Partner

evan@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6220

Evan advises clients on how to achieve their overall strategic acquisition and disposition objectives while also providing clients access to capital resources. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Evan completed acquisitions for a national real estate development firm and was involved in every aspect of development projects from acquisition to disposition.

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Brian M. Smith

Brian M. Smith - Director of Design & Photography | Human Resources

brians@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6253

Brian has over seven years of experience as a graphic designer, specializing in printed media, marketing, corporate identity, print production and website design. In his current role with Palmer Capital Inc., Brian is responsible for the creation of marketing materials, including photo editing, and the layout of the marketing memoranda. Brian also photographs the investment opportunities.

As the Director of Human Resources, he is responsible for the management of recruiting, insurance issues, corporate filings, and other miscellaneous human resources tasks.

University of California, Los Angeles
Bachelor of Arts, Design | Media Arts

Marcus A. Steele

Marcus A. Steele - Structured Finance Partner

marcus@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6221

Marcus has over 25 years of accomplished real estate experience in pension fund advisory, investment and asset management as well as acquisitions, development and dispositions. Working for such firms as Pension Consulting Alliance, Maguire Thomas Partners and Hillwood, Marcus has led due diligence and underwriting of U.S. and international real estate opportunities valued in excess of $5 billion and has had direct project management experience on world class developments valued over $800 million. Prior to entering the business world, Marcus was a Captain, fighter pilot, test pilot and air show demonstration pilot in the United States Marine Corps and was privileged to fly the AV8 Harrier.

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science, Zoology

University of Southern California
Master of Business Administration, Finance

Charles R. Taylor

Charles R. Taylor - Director of Technology

chuck@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6203

Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Chuck was an outside vendor and software engineer who collaborated directly to create the software application and Internet platform from which the Team operates. His technology background spans across three decades and includes a role as head of research and development with a major software development company. In his current role with Palmer Capital Inc., Chuck oversees the company's information technology department and is spearheading the creation and implementation of the next generation Palmer Capital Trading Platform that will enable clients to benefit from the company's advanced technology and innovative marketing tools.

Tampa College
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Minor in Business Management

Ryan D. Thompson

Ryan D. Thompson - Investment Partner

ryant@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6207

Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Ryan worked at State Street Global Markets' headquarters in Boston. While at State Street, he worked in Institutional Equity Investments and Foreign Exchange. His experience with capital markets provides clients with excellent analysis and strategy advisement.

Boston College
Master of Business Administration, Finance

Boston College, Carroll School of Management
Bachelor of Science, Finance and Marketing

Jeremy F. Thornton

Jeremy F. Thornton - Structured Finance Partner

jeremy@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6230

Jeremy is responsible for the sourcing, underwriting, structuring and negotiation of commercial real estate finance transactions. Before joining Palmer Capital Inc., Jeremy was an originator with Deutsche Bank and later a Partner with Strategic Realty Capital where he focused on the structured finance of distressed commercial assets.

Thunderbird, Graduate School of Global Management
Master of Business Administration

Wesleyan University
Bachelor of Arts, East Asian Studies

Anthony J. Vassilopoulos

Anthony J. Vassilopoulos - Production

tony@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6251

Tony collaborates with the team's Partners in producing first-rate professional marketing materials, identifying current capital market information, and coordinating the distribution of information. Prior to joining The Palmer Team, Tony worked in retail brokerage with Morgan Stanley. In addition to his financial background, Tony has over 10 years of market research experience.

California State University Sacramento
Bachelor of Science, Finance

Josh J. Westerberg

Josh J. Westerberg - Structured Finance Partner

josh@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6229

As a Partner with over 10 years direct lending experience, Josh is responsible for all aspects of financing commercial real estate transactions including underwriting, structuring, sourcing, and negotiating at all levels in the investment capital stack. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Josh was a Principal with Legg Mason Real Estate Investors, Inc., where he sourced, underwrote, and closed over $600 Million in senior loans, subordinate debt participations, and mezzanine loans. Prior to his tenure at Legg Mason, Josh worked at Wells Fargo in the Real Estate Merchant Banking group originating senior and mezzanine non-recourse loans.

University of Southern California
Master of Business Administration

University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, History

Robert K. Whitson

Robert K. Whitson - Logistics

(916) 462-6300

Rob is a Captain in Palmer Capital Inc.'s Flight Department and is jointly responsible for the daily operations of the company's business jets. Rob has over 10 years experience in the aviation industry, which includes experience with charter operations, medical evacuation operations, and two commercial airlines. Rob holds an Airline Transport License (ATP) and a commercial multi-engine flight instructor certificate and also previously served as a police officer.

Sonoma State University
Bachelor of Arts, International Business

University of California, Berkeley
A.F.R.O.T.C., Aerospace Engineering

Clayton E. Wood

Clayton E. Wood - Investment Partner

clayton@palmercapital.com - (916) 462-6232

Clayton cultivates relationships with the company's clients and advises them on how to achieve their overall strategic acquisition and disposition objectives, while also providing access to the capital resources needed to meet their real estate goals. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Clayton began his career working for a premier Southern California mortgage bank and acquired eight years of international business development experience in Eastern Europe. There, Clayton consulted for many multi-national corporations and was a managing partner of a franchising company.

Chapman University
Bachelor of Arts, Communications