Tony Avila

Tony G. Avila

Chief Executive Officer at Builder Advisor Group

One Letterman Drive Bldg. C, Suite 3800, San Francisco, California, United States
HQ Phone:
(415) 561-0600
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last updated 12/14/2017

General Information


Principal  - Bank of America Securities LLC


U.C. Berkeley

BA  - Political Economics and Business Administration , University of California , Berkeley


Co-founder, Managing Principal, Investment Committee Member  - Encore Capital Management

Managing Director  - JMP Securities LLC

Advisor  - Pebble Beach Company

Member of the Finance Advisory Board  - Sisters

ULI Member  - Community Development Council Inc

Member of the Transforming Tomorrow Committee  - Moreau Catholic High School

Board Member  - Positive Coaching Alliance

Coach  - San Francisco Little League

Senior Advisor  - The Falcone Group , LLC

Member  - Urban Land Institute

Avila Advisors  - Chief Executive Officer

Member of the Bay Area Board and Managing Principal, Encore Housing Opportunity Fund  - PCA-SF

Financial Advisor  - Edward Andrews Homes , LLC

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Tony Avila
Tony Avila Co-founder, Managing Principal, Investment Committee Member Tony Avila is a co-founder and Managing Principal of Encore Capital Management and sits on the Investment Committees of its three funds. Mr. Avila is also founder and Chief Executive Officer of Builder Advisor Group, a boutique investment banking firm that focuses on advising real estate and development companies on financial transactions including capital raising, debt restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. Over the past 15 years, Mr. Avila has served as an advisor in over 50 homebuilding merger and acquisition transactions valued at over $6 billion in the aggregate and helped to raise approximately $10 billion in over 50 debt and equity issuances for publicly-traded and private apartment homebuilding and land development companies. In 1999, Mr. Avila represented the Irvine Company in its acquisition of Irvine Apartment Communities. His experience in the housing sector began during the previous major recession when he worked from 1987 to 1989 at the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco overseeing troubled, government-controlled savings and loans. He joined Montgomery Securities in 1996, which was acquired by 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 through early 2002, he advised D.R. Horton for the acquisition of Schuler Homes, the second largest homebuilding acquisition in the U.S. Mr. Avila is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. He is a ULI member and active participant of the Community Development Council. Mr. Avila is a board member of the Positive Coaching Alliance and is a member of the Finance Advisory Board for the Sisters of the Holy Family. He has been a volunteer little league baseball coach for the past seven years. In his personal family office, Mr. Avila has owned and managed over 1,000 apartments and homes throughout the Bay Area.

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