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Structured Finance Group

Innovative Financing Solutions

Debt and equity financing for real estate owners, investors, developers and users


Colliers' Structured Finance Group arranges debt and equity financing for institutional investors, developers and owners to facilitate acquisitions, developments and re-capitalizations. With more than 33 years of accumulated experience, our team has the background and relationships to implement creative solutions that suit each client's time and capital needs, marrying the right investment partner to each holding.



JV/Preferred equity

Mezzanine debt

Fixed/Floating rate debt

Acquisition/Construction debt

Bridge financing

Investment sales








Innovative Financing Solutions

Financing expertise for owners, investors and developers of assets in markets across the U.S.

Thirty-three years of accumulated experience ensures sophisticated and economically intelligent debt and equity financing; industry-leading advice in the pursuit of long-term, value-enhancing strategies; and the structuring of creative financial solutions for all types of properties. Colliers' Structured Finance Group has the knowledge, resources and relationships to assist the real estate owner, investor and developer communities in achieving their capital goals for almost any kind of investment, project or initiative.

Jeff Donnelly headshot 10x100  

Executive Director

Jeff leads a team of investment sales and debt/equity placement specialists in national and international assignments. He originates client relationships; negotiates exclusive agencies; directs comprehensive underwriting/analysis of real estate projects across all real estate asset classes; and executes offering memoranda for debt, mezzanine debt and private equity opportunities.

Jeff joined Colliers in 2015 after several years as the head of the New York Real Estate Investment Banking desk at DTZ. Earlier, he was a Principal at Spectrum Capital Partners, Founder and CEO of Pillar Asset Management Company, and a Senior Vice President at Emmes Asset Management. Jeff also worked in real estate and real estate finance in Russia.

Jeff earned an M.B.A. in Finance/Real Estate/Entrepreneurship from Columbia Business School and a Master of Philosophy in Russian and East European Studies from the University of Oxford. His Bachelor of Arts degree came from Columbia University.

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Managing Director

Dmitry joined Colliers International in 2011 as a broker in its New York office. He currently helps clients source both debt and equity for projects across the U.S. as a member of the firm’s Structured Finance Group.

Before joining Colliers, Dmitry launched a fund, Gramercy Trading, where he managed a long/short U.S. equities portfolio and 120 traders both domestically and overseas. He also oversaw personnel hiring and training, and supervised offices in U.S and Russia. Earlier, he spent time in trading at Nomura Securities, Bear Stearns and Cantor Fitzgerald.

Dmitry earned a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance from Pace University. He is fluent in Russian, holds a Series 7 license, and has completed all CPA test requirements.


Current Assignments and Select Successes

Colliers' Structured Finance Group advises clients on financing initiatives for assets spanning the real estate spectrum.



The team currently leads sourcing marketing for:

  • $100 million of debt and equity for a ground-up, multifamily project in Chicago, IL
  • $80 million of debt and equity for a ground-up, multifamily project in a suburb of Chicago, IL
  • $65 million of debt and equity for a ground-up, multifamily project in Houston, TX
  • $70 million of debt and equity for a ground-up, multifamily project in Denver, CO
  • $55 million of debt and equity for a ground-up, multifamily project in Houston, TX
  • $43 million of debt and equity for a ground-up, multifamily project in Palm Bay, FL
  • $50 million of programmatic JV equity for a strong track sponsor in Chicago, IL



The following are just a few of the projects successfully completed by the team in the recent past.

 1411 Michigan Avenue 100x100  

Chicago, IL

Arranged a $52.7 million construction load for a 15-story, mixed-use development in the South Loop submarket.

 The water club 100x100  

Atlantic City, NJ

Assisted in the transaction of $82 million in ground leases for the boutique "Tower 2" hotel, retail mall and multiple parking facilities.

 Johnstown Galleria Mall 100x100  

Johnstown, PA

Transacted the unsubordinated ground lease position of the 900,000-square-foot shopping mall for $20.2 million.

 173175 Chrystie Street 100x100  

New York, NY

Arranged an $11.4 million acquisition load for a luxury condominium development site on the Lower East Side of Manhattan 

Featured news

May 17, 2022

Colliers’ Donnelly/Levkov Team Completes $204mm Luxury Development 'Merrick Parc': 443-Unit Luxury Multifamily Development

The debt & equity team headed by Jeffrey Donnelly and Dmitry Levkov represented Coral Gables-based MG Developer and New York-based Baron Property Group in arranging the financing
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Mar 30, 2022

Colliers’ Donnelly/Levkov Team Closes $29.4mm Re-Financing 100-key Hilton Tapestry Hotel “Serena” - Aventura, Florida

The structured finance team headed by Jeffrey Donnelly and Dmitry Levkov represented Aventura - based Rieber Developments in arranging the financing.
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