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Jeffrey Donnelly

Executive Vice President

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Professional Summary

Jeffrey Donnelly is Executive Director of Colliers International’s Structured Finance Group. As team lead, he oversees a roster of debt and equity placement specialists in national and international assignments. He also 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 offerings.


Mr. Donnelly joined Colliers in 2015 after several years as Managing Director of DTZ’s New York Real Estate Investment Banking desk. He sourced and placed debt and equity for a wide variety of real estate transactions in that role, including acquisition finance, re-financings, workouts, and restructurings. Examples included a $21 million financing of a shopping mall in Pennsylvania; an $8 million renovation loan for a 206-key hotel in Hawaii, and a $12 million bridge loan for the acquisition and pre-development of a Manhattan condominium project. Prior to DTZ, Mr. Donnelly served as a principal at Spectrum Capital Partners, where he was instrumental in redeveloping and transforming a ground lease business into a comprehensive structured ground lease finance platform.

Earlier, Mr. Donnelly founded and acted as CEO of Pillar Asset Management Company, a private equity fund that invested in Russia and South Florida. He was also a Senior Vice President at Emmes Asset Management, where he led asset and property management for portfolios in New York, New Jersey and Baltimore. Before that, Mr. Donnelly founded and led real estate construction, leasing and management companies in Russia and headed the Moscow office of SUN Group of Companies, an international venture capital fund.


 Mr. Donnelly 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.




Cymbal Development, Romspen Investment Corp., Affinity Resorts, DTZ


Service Lines

Capital Markets

Property Type

Hotels, Land, Office, Multifamily

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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