Innovative financing solutions
The Debt & Equity team originates fixed-rate permanent loans, bridge loans, fixed/floating rate loans, mezzanine financing, participating loans, forward commitments, and joint ventures. Since 2000, the Colliers Debt & Equity team has financed over $6 billion of apartment, office, industrial, self-storage, student-housing, mixed-use, and hospitality properties. Lenders have included GSEs (“Agencies”), insurance companies, commercial banks, pension funds/advisors, and CMBS (“Conduit”) originators.
Senior Vice President, Principal
Doug specializes in mortgage banking/brokerage with an emphasis on debt and equity placement. His primary funding sources are insurance companies, with commercial banks and securitized “conduit” lenders servicing as secondary sources. Multi-family assignments are most often arranged by Mr. Alexander through Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA/HUD.
Doug has also been active in the investment sales arena through his active Georgia real estate license.
Doug joined Colliers International in Atlanta in 1994 as a member of its Capital Markets Group and is a former member of the firm’s Board of Directors.
From 1985 to 1994, Doug was a Vice President with First Fidelity Mortgage Corporation of Atlanta. While with this commercial real estate financial services company, he originated and/or placed in excess of $500 million of mortgage loans, primarily with life insurance companies and pension funds. Doug played an instrumental role in establishing new correspondent lender relationships for the firm. His experience included a range of income-producing properties, with a particular emphasis on retail and single-tenant, credit-oriented transactions.
Doug began his real estate career in 1979 with Gordon H. Kolb Developments, Inc. of New Orleans. In his capacity as Vice President of this neighborhood shopping center development, leasing and management firm, he actively participated in all aspects of the development process.
Senior Vice President, Principal
Hank Hall is a Senior Vice President with Colliers International and former Service Group Leader of the Capital Markets Group in the Atlanta office. Providing capital solutions to real estate developers and investors, Mr. Hall has experience in arranging debt and equity financing for office, industrial, multifamily, retail, and hotels properties in the Southeast.
Mr. Hall has 31 years of real estate capital markets transaction experience. Total production is $2.58 billion. Previous work experience includes employment as Assistant General Counsel for The Portman Companies.
Forrest specializes in mortgage banking/brokerage with an emphasis on debt and equity placement. His primary funding sources are insurance companies, with commercial banks, credit unions and securitized "conduit" lenders servicing as secondary sources. Multi-family assignments are most often arranged with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA/HUD.
Forrest has also been active in the investment sales arena via his active Georgia real estate license.
Forrest enthusiastically joined Colliers International in Atlanta in 1999 as a Vice President in the Capital Markets Group where he is responsible for mortgage origination and investment sales for the company’s life insurance company, conduit, and owner clients.
Forrest moved to Atlanta in 1988 after graduating from Vanderbilt University, accepting an offer at Bank South, where he worked in several positions over a three-year tenure. Forrest focused his career on commercial real estate beginning in 1991 when he returned to Vanderbilt, enrolling in the Owen Graduate School of Management concentrating in finance. While at Owen, he gained commercial mortgage banking experience at the Nashville-based commercial real estate firm of Dobson & Johnson, Inc.
Upon completing the Owen MBA program, Forrest returned to Atlanta to work for six years in commercial mortgage loan production with Wilson & Nolan Southeast, Inc. During his employment there, Mr. Speed’s production volume exceeded $150 million spanning a variety of property types including office, industrial, apartment, retail, and hotel.
Senior Vice President, Principal
Hagan joined Colliers International Atlanta in January 2017 as a Vice President in the Capital Markets Group. He is responsible for procuring debt and equity for his clients’ commercial real estate investments.
After graduating from Washington & Lee in 2006, Hagan moved to Washington, DC and began his career with Cambridge Associates where he monitored the investment performance of assets in excess of $5 billion for approximately 25 public endowments. In 2007, he joined Walker & Dunlop’s Capital Markets Group in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2012, after securing his Masters in Real Estate at Johns Hopkins University, Hagan moved from Washington, DC to Atlanta to lead Walker & Dunlop’s Capital Markets Group’s efforts in that region. In his approximately 13 years at Walker & Dunlop and Colliers, Hagan has been involved in the origination and funding of more than 100 commercial real estate transactions exceeding more than $1 billion in volume.
Hagan specializes in commercial mortgage loan origination with an emphasis on debt and equity placement. His primary funding sources are insurance companies, commercial banks, debt funds, private equity and CMBS lenders. Multifamily assignments are often arranged with Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and FHA/HUD.
Representative transactions include properties within all phases of the real estate cycle from ground-up development and redevelopment projects as well as lease-up and fully stabilized properties across all major property types.
- Life companies
- Credit Unions
- Commercial Banks
- Pension funds
- Private Investors
- CMBS “Conduits”
- Floating/ Fixed Bridge
- Equity Placement
- Joint Venture Structuring
- Loan Servicing
- American Equity Investment Life Insurance Company
- American Fidelity Assurance
- CUNA Mutual Group
- Guardian Life Insurance Company
- JP Morgan Asset Management
- Kansas City Life Insurance Company
- Loews Corp (CNA)
- Modern Woodmen of America
- Mutual of Omaha
- Ohio National
- Protective Life Insurance Company
- Securian Asset Management (Minnesota Life)
- Security Mutual Life Insurance Company
- Sentinel (National Life)
- The Standard (StanCorp)
- Southern Farm Bureau
- TIAA Bank
- Western & Southern Life
- Woodmen Life
Our connections become your connections
The Atlanta Capital Markets team is an active member of Strategic Alliance Mortgage, LLC (“SAM”), an organization of Commercial mortgage firms having offices throughout the United States.
Founded in 1998, Strategic Alliance Mortgage, LLC (“SAM”) is a company comprised of the top independently owned commercial real estate investment banking firms located throughout the United States. The member firms utilize their shared national knowledge to execute superior capital market solutions for developers, commercial real estate investors, investment management firms, asset management firms, real estate investment trusts and private real estate equity firms.