is led by Art Falcone, Tony Avila
, and Bill Powers, and staffed by a team of seasoned real estate and investment professionals.
Tony Avila, Co-founder, Managing Principal, Investment Committee Member ^
Over the past 15 years, Tony Avila has served as an advisor in over 25 homebuilding merger and acquisition transactions valued at over $6 billion and helped to raise approximately $10 billion in over 50 debt and equity issuances for publicly-traded and private homebuilding and land development companies.
His experience in the housing sector began during the last major recession when he worked at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco overseeing troubled, government-controlled savings and loans.
He joined Montgomery Securities in 1996, which became Banc of America Securities in 1998.
While at Banc of America Securities, Mr. Avila was an advisor to the Pebble Beach Company, helping to bring the Pebble Beach Resorts back to U.S. ownership.
In late 2001/early 2002, he
advised D.R. Horton for the acquisition of Schuler Homes
, the second largest homebuilding acquisition in the U.S.
In 2002, Mr. Avila joined JMP Securities where he founded and lead the Homebuilding Investment Banking team for six years.
Most recently, Mr. Avila
worked on the restructuring of $75 million of Beazer Homes debt and assisted in establishing a joint venture between GoldenTree Insite Partners
and LGI Homes.
Mr. Avila is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.
He is a ULI member and active participant of the Community Development Council.
Mr. Avila is a volunteer YMCA basketball coach and San Francisco Little League baseball coach.
He is a member of the Finance Advisory Board for the Sisters of the Holy Family, a member of the Transforming Tomorrow committee for Moreau Catholic High School and a volunteer for the Framework for the Future Campaign for Schools of the Sacred Heart of San Francisco.