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CBRE Capital Advisors hires senior exec

Gordon Reynolds will focus on M&A advisory and private financings at commercial real estate services firm CBRE’s Americas investment banking business.

CBRE Capital Advisors, the investment banking arm of Los Angeles-based commercial real estate services firm CBRE, has tapped Gordon Reynolds as a senior managing director in the Americas, in a newly created position.

Reynolds, who joined at the end of last month, will specialize in M&A advisory and private financings for public and private operating companies. He will advise clients on capital raising and structuring; investing and management; and strategic alternatives. He will report to James Scott, managing principal at CBRE Capital Advisors, whose Americas group is based in New York.

“Gordon’s experience and leadership will continue to grow our investment banking advisory and M&A capabilities in the marketplace and we look forward to the contributions he will make, particularly given the breadth of his experience in the private equity arena,” said Scott in a Monday statement.

With more than 16 years of commercial real estate experience, Reynolds most recently was a managing director at Stifel Financial Corporation’s real estate investment banking group. During his nearly 10 years at the firm, he led Stifel’s real estate private equity practice, focusing on M&A advisory and private financings for clients that include public real estate investment trusts, public real estate operating companies, private equity funds and large private companies. Additionally, he oversaw more than 150 real estate institutional investor relationships for Stifel, comprising pension funds, insurance companies, private equity, investment managers, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and hedge funds.

Prior to Stifel, Reynolds worked in various senior acquisition and asset management roles at Ocean Atlantic Associates, PNC Realty Investors, and University City Housing Company.

In addition to Scott and Reynolds, CBRE Capital Advisors’ senior leadership in the Americas includes executive managing director Imran Ahmed and senior managing directors Brad Barsily, Phil Barker and Alexander Virtue. Richard Dakin leads the CBRE Capital Advisors team in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. Nick Crockett, who previously led the capital advisory team in Asia, left in November and was succeeded by Yvonne Siew in February.

Among the group’s most recent private equity real estate transactions in the Americas were advising Related Companies on securing CCCG Overseas Real Estate as a strategic capital partner to fund The Grand, a mixed-use development in downtown Los Angeles in December, and assisting Madison International Realty on the recapitalization of an office property in New York City to a family office in October.

CBRE Capital Advisors is one of three main businesses under the CBRE Capital Markets group, which is led by global president Chris Ludeman and also includes debt and structured finance and property sales.