Tony Avila, Chief Executive Officer
Over the past 12 years, Tony Avila served as an advisor in 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 companies.
His experience working 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.
has a long track record of success in the homebuilding, building products, and real estate industries, conducting M&A, debt & equity, captal raising, and restructuring transations.
transaction experience with companies ranged from small, private homebuilders through some of the largest names in the industry.
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.