Four Decades of Success
Talonvest clients get the benefit of a boutique team with institutional knowledge and discipline honed over decades of activity in the broader commercial real estate debt and equity markets. We partner with clients and offer a collaborative team committed to adding value to our clients’ capital strategy while delivering results.
THOMAS R. SHERLOCK
Tom Sherlock has spent a 33-year career in the commercial real estate finance business and is a Co-Founder and Principal of Talonvest Capital, Inc. He is focused on strategically leveraging the firm’s institutional knowledge and disciplines to unlock value creation for clients while being actively engaged in developing, managing, and expanding key relationships with clients and capital providers. In addition, he is responsible for the branding of the company. Prior to founding Talonvest in 2010, his experiences encompass direct lending, joint venture equity investing, and brokering debt/equity for commercial real estate owners and developers nationwide. Those prior experiences include being a Managing Partner at Buchanan Street Partners where he led the firm’s advisory business as well as the acquisitions team responsible for investing the Buchanan Funds capital in joint ventures. Over his career, Mr. Sherlock has been involved in capitalizing well over $10 billion of commercial real estate.
Sherlock’s industry involvement includes having served on NAIOP’s National Board and having been a former President of NAIOP SoCal (2009). While involved at NAIOP, Tom founded the organization’s award winning Young Professionals Group program and established the CRE-NAIOP Fellowship, a combination scholarship, internship, and mentorship opportunity for a deserving MBA candidate at UC-Irvine. Currently, he serves on the UCI-Center for Real Estate Executive Committee and the ULI Capital Markets Forum. Sherlock is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. Tom has served as a frequent speaker at industry events as well as a guest lecturer on the capital markets at the University of Southern California and University of California at Irvine.
ERIC P. SNYDER
Eric Snyder is a Co-Founding Principal of Talonvest Capital, Inc. He is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the company which focuses on providing debt & equity to commercial real estate and self storage owners. Prior to starting Talonvest Capital, Eric was with Buchanan Street Partners providing capital advisory services as well as originating real estate investments for Buchanan’s institutional and private investors. Eric was also a Co-Founder of Buchanan Storage Capital, with investors such as TCW & Societe Generale, which became one of the most recognized brands in the self storage finance sector thru exclusive partnerships with firms such as GE Capital and the Royal Bank of Canada.
Eric’s experience includes structuring and arranging capitalizations in all phases of the investment cycle including construction financing, bridge debt, permanent loans, mezzanine debt and joint venture equity. He has an established background as both a direct investor and a mortgage banker that includes the closing of over $3 billion while with Buchanan Street Partners, GE Real Estate, FINOVA Realty Capital, Belgravia Capital Corporation and Bank of America. Eric also has experience in the disposition of over $150 Million in self storage properties as well as experience in the asset management of performing and non-performing debt as part of the liquidation of over $600 million of loans for ITT Federal Bank. Eric began his career in real estate as an Urban Planner working for the City of Los Angeles.
He is the Co-Founder of the Band of Brothers Foundation which is non-profit organization of professionals combining their money and resources to give back to less fortunate children in the US and throughout the world. Eric is the Vice Chair of the local ULI Capital Markets Initiative Council, a board member of the California Self Storage Association, a licensed real estate broker and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Cal Poly University.
JIM O. DAVIES
Jim Davies is a principal of Talonvest Capital, Inc. and is responsible for sourcing and executing self storage and commercial structured finance and permanent debt assignments for experienced storage and commercial real estate owners. Jim has developed a reputation as a leading storage finance expert over a 24 year period that includes the closing of over $5 billion of storage transactions while with Talonvest Capital, Buchanan Storage Capital and Belgravia Capital. He has a 35 year track record with experience as a direct lender, advisor and property acquisitions specialist and was a co-founding principal of Buchanan Storage Capital, with investors such as TCW & Société General, which became one of the most recognized brands in the self storage finance sector through representing many of the top national operators in the capital markets and through exclusive partnerships with firms such as GE Capital and the Royal Bank of Canada. Jim has arranged over $8 billion dollars of capitalizations in all phases of the investment cycle including bridge loans, permanent loans, joint venture equity and construction financing.
Jim is a graduate of UCLA where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, is the founder of the popular Self Storage Owners Summit held each July in Newport Beach, served for 7 years on the Board of Directors of the California Self Storage Association and served on the national Self Storage Association’s Foundation Board. Jim also is an original board of the Band of Brothers Foundation which is a non-profit organization of professionals combining their money and resources to give back to less fortunate children in the U.S. and around the World.
KIM A. LESLIE
Kim Leslie is responsible for managing the relationships of the firm’s clients and capital providers in order to facilitate the successful closing of their debt and/or equity needs. This entails underwriting, packaging, debt and equity placement, facilitating competitive bid situations, loan document negotiation, and managing the deal through to closing for the firm’s clients. Kim worked with the Principals of Talonvest for many years at Buchanan Street Partners where she underwrote equity investments on the Acquisitions team. Kim has also worked in Business Development for an east coast based startup firm. Kim graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in real estate finance from the University of Southern California.
ERICH J. PRYOR
Erich Pryor is responsible for managing the relationships of the firm’s clients and capital providers in order to facilitate the successful closing of their debt and/or equity needs. This entails underwriting, packaging, debt and equity placement, facilitating competitive bid situations, loan document negotiation, and managing the deal through to closing for the firm’s clients. Prior to joining Talonvest, Erich was an Associate Director with GE Capital Real Estate, having held positions in debt originations, underwriting and portfolio management. Erich’s past experience also includes positons with well-known firms such as The Bascom Group and Shea Homes, as well as positions with a national multifamily lender and an asset management company. Erich is a graduate of the prestigious NAIOP Young Professionals Group (YPG) program, is a licensed real estate salesperson and is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles.
CAROLE F. STANLEY
Carole Stanley prepares financial analysis and offering memorandums for the company. Ms. Stanley worked with the Principals of Talonvest for many years at Buchanan Street Partners where she underwrote and prepared financing packages. Carole provides a range of services including Argus and Excel analysis, market research including sales and rent comparable analysis, and property valuation for commercial and self storage properties. Ms. Stanley graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and is a licensed real estate salesperson.
KRYSTYN N. JONES
Krystyn Jones underwrites and prepares financing packages for the firm’s self storage clients. Ms. Jones also coordinates Talonvest’s marketing efforts for both electronic and direct mail materials. Krystyn previously worked with the Principals of Talonvest as the Marketing Coordinator for Buchanan Storage Capital. Ms. Jones graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics with an emphasis in Accounting.
AMANDA S. WAITE
Amanda Waite created and maintains the firm’s corporate website. Ms. Waite has ten years of marketing experience in commercial real estate and previously worked for Buchanan Street Partners where she managed the firm’s marketing initiatives. Amanda graduated from the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Communications and is an active member of the Public Relations Society of America.