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, Co-Founder of Talonvest Capital, Inc., has been actively involved in commercial real estate finance for four decades. His efforts at Talonvest are focused on strategic growth, branding, leadership, and leveraging the firm’s institutional knowledge/capital market expertise on behalf of clients. Before founding Talonvest in 2010, Tom was Managing Partner of a national investment management firm, heading the acquisitions team making JV equity investments on behalf of institutional investors, and a top producing senior lending officer with a national bank making construction-bridge-perm loans. Through those experiences, and his responsibilities in leading the brokerage-advisory business at a prior firm, Tom has been involved in capitalizing well over $10 billion of commercial real estate transactions during his career.
Tom’s active industry involvement includes being an adjunct professor at University of California – Irvine where he teaches the capstone real estate class for MBA students at the Paul Merage School of Business. In addition, he is a member of the ULI Capital Markets Forum and currently serves on the Executive Committee at the UCI Center for Real Estate. Previously, he served on NAIOP’s National Board of Directors (2012-2015) and was a former President of the NAIOP SoCal chapter (2009). While involved at NAIOP, Tom founded the organization’s award-winning Young Professionals Group (YPG) program and established the CRE-NAIOP Fellowship, a combination scholarship, internship, and mentorship opportunity for a deserving MBA candidate at UC-Irvine. Tom is a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana and earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. Tom serves as a frequent speaker and panel moderator at real estate industry events throughout the country.
ERIC P. SNYDER
Eric Snyder is a Co-Founding Principal of Talonvest Capital and has been involved in arranging over $6 billion of commercial real estate debt & equity capitalizations since 1993. He is responsible for leading the strategic direction of the company which focuses on structuring capital for self storage and commercial real estate owners. Prior to starting Talonvest Capital, Eric was with Buchanan Street Partners providing capital advisory services and originating real estate investments for Buchanan’s institutional and private investors. He 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 developing expertise in a variety of different capital structures while with Talonvest Capital, 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 $250 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.
Eric has served as the Vice Chair of the ULI Capital Markets Initiative Council, a board member of the California Self Storage Association, and a Co-Founder of the Band of Brothers Foundation. He is a licensed real estate broker who has been a frequent speaker at real estate industry events around the country. Eric obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Urban & Regional Planning from Cal Poly University.
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 28 year period that includes the closing of over $11 billion of storage transactions while with Talonvest Capital, Buchanan Storage Capital and Belgravia Capital. He has a 38 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 $13 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.
KIM LESLIE BISHOP
Senior Director – Relationship Management
Kim Bishop 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.
Director – Relationship Management
Britt Taylor 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. Britt previously worked on the investment management side for a Newport Beach based Family Office and holds an MBA and a B.A. from the University of Denver.
Senior Director – Business Development
John Chase operates out of the Annapolis, MD area office and is responsible for sourcing self storage and commercial financing assignments on behalf of experienced, respected real estate owners. In collaboration with other members of the Talonvest team, John oversees the structuring of superior capital solutions in order to grow a trusted advisor relationship with clients. Over the course of his 35+ year career, John has closed capital assignments throughout the U.S. on diverse asset classes including office, retail, industrial, and multifamily while a Senior Director at Tremont Realty Capital. Previously, John was a leading originator at Belgravia Capital helping to develop the first manufactured housing community and self storage mortgage conduits.
John earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Emory University. He has previously served on the Maryland Manufactured Housing Board in addition to membership in numerous East Coast State Manufactured Housing Associations.
Director – Business Development
David DiRienzo is responsible for sourcing clients and developing new business opportunities at Talonvest. His commercial real estate experience includes over $1.3 billion of closed financing transactions and over $250 million of asset acquisitions during his 6 years acting as a principal. David is a member of the 2021-2022 Young Professionals Group (YPG), as well an active member of NAIOP, ULI, and NMHC.
David joined Talonvest in 2019 as an Associate where he oversaw analysis and financial underwriting of debt and equity assignments. In his role as Senior Associate, David also worked on the placement of financing assignments where he assisted in creating competitive bid scenarios, negotiated/structured deal terms, and assisted in the closing process on behalf of the firm’s clients. His indirect responsibilities at Talonvest also include assisting with strategic growth initiatives and mentorship of the firm’s analyst and associate team members.
Prior to joining Talonvest, he worked as an Investment Analyst at Buchanan Street Partners, a real estate private equity firm, where he focused on acquisitions and asset management of multifamily investments throughout the Western U.S. Prior to that, David worked at a firm that obtained value-add entitlements and completed horizontal development for master planned communities in Southern California. David earned a B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and serves as Co-Chairman of its local Orange County Alumni Chapter.
Mason Brusseau is responsible for the production of investment packages including market research, financial analysis and underwriting of self-storage, commercial and multifamily transactions. He also assists with due diligence, competitive bid scenarios and closing processes for the firm’s clients. Mason has two years of professional real estate experience and is from a family of commercial real estate developers in Southern California. Prior to joining Talonvest, he worked as a Research Associate at Meyers Research, a market leading national advisory practice providing residential and commercial recommendations, economic, demographic, and housing market trends. Mason earned a B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in Finance and a minor in Real Estate from San Diego State University.
Ivan Viramontes is responsible for the production of investment packages including market research, financial analysis and underwriting of self-storage, commercial and multifamily transactions. He also assists with due diligence, competitive bid scenarios and closing processes for the firm’s clients. Ivan has three and a half years of real estate experience. Prior to joining Talonvest, he worked at WD Land, a full-service land brokerage and advisory firm. Ivan earned a B.S. in Business Administration, Emphasis in Marketing and a minor in Real Estate from Cal Poly Pomona.
Brian Beaudette is responsible for the production of investment packages including market research, financial analysis and underwriting of self-storage, commercial and multifamily transactions. He also assists with due diligence, competitive bid scenarios and closing processes for the firm’s clients. Brian has extensive Mortgage lending experience working previously for Lennar’s sister company Lennar Mortgage, Lennar is one of the largest Home Builders and Lenders Nationwide (NYSE “LEN”). During this time, Brian was responsible for maintaining client relationships and structuring/managing his client’s loans from start to finish. In his last 18 months, Brian closed over 200 residential mortgages. Brian earned his B.S. in Business from California Lutheran University, and possesses a Mortgage Banking License (NMLS-1625592).
Associate – Loan Administration
Thalia Tovar, Associate – Loan Administration, is an experienced commercial real estate, client services, transaction and project management professional. She also has a background in residential transactions, manufactured/mobile home transactions and investments, real estate lending and underwriting. At Talonvest Capital, she is responsible for communications, project management and the due diligence of each transaction specializing in self-storage and commercial properties in capital markets throughout the U.S.
In 2010, Ms. Tovar began her career administrating key operational functions for a large-scale electronics company, where an opportunity to show brokers the firm’s industrial space prior to its sale inspired her to attain a California real estate license. Once licensed, she provided transaction and marketing support for top executive brokers assisting public corporations and private companies throughout the U.S. specializing in industrial/office/R&D Corporate Headquarter properties. Ms. Tovar is bilingual in English and Spanish, and received specialized training from Cypress College, where she studied business and computer information systems.
CAROLE F. STANLEY
Carole Stanley manages all corporate accounting and human resources activities for Talonvest. She is responsible for the financial reporting, administration of payroll, accounts payable, and accounts receivable. In addition, Ms. Stanley oversees corporate marketing, policy/procedure compliance, ongoing maintenance of HR benefits, practices, and organizational health. Carole has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience including cash flow analysis-underwriting, as well as creating investment sales and financing packages. Ms. Stanley graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and is a licensed real estate salesperson.
Daniela Valencia is a skilled marketing professional with over 7 years of experience in creating strategic marketing plans and overseeing the implementation and execution of multi-faceted marketing efforts within the retail real estate and advertising industries. At Talonvest, Daniela is responsible for the development, implementation, and execution of the company’s communication strategy including, digital marketing, advertising, email campaigns, events, social media, and public relations. Daniela earned her Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Communications from Arizona State University.