Ray Zhang is a Financial Analyst with the Structured Finance Advisory Group. He assists the brokerage team in researching, analyzing, and underwriting debt and equity transactions in multiple asset classes, including multi-family, industrial, office, retail, hospitality, and land. Ray has a passion for real estate and is driven to provide high-quality work for his team, approaching his work with a client-first attitude. Before joining Colliers, Ray was an Analyst with Mercer's investment consulting division, where he conducted due diligence and reporting operations for client real estate investments.
- Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Accounting, University of California, Santa Barbara
Memberships & Involvements
- Bay Area Mortgage Association (BAMA)
Team Business Operations Manager
Tenacious in driving process improvement initiatives to maximize return on time, Pim is a versatile service leader with verified success in delivering advanced brokerage support across the commercial real estate industry. Leveraging almost 13 years’ experience, Pim is highly experience in sales support, financial analyses, reporting, transaction support, CRM/database management, and all aspects of marketing and content management. Pim collaborates with all levels of internal and external stakeholders to successfully lead complex projects from inception through execution.
Senior Vice President
Mr. Gibson is a Senior Vice President on the Structured Finance Advisory Group. He brings a wide array of commercial real estate experience, including advising clients on their capital stack to institutional investment sales. Before joining Colliers, Mr. Gibson was a Partner at Palmer Capital. He focused on investment sales, debt, and equity for institutional, middle market, and private clients transacting in the Western United States.
Before Palmer Capital, Mr. Gibson was a Captain in the United States Air Force. As a contracting officer, Mr. Gibson was responsible for managing multiple existing contract programs and leading source selections for Air Combat Command, Al Udeid Air Base, and Beale AFB, with a total value of more than $300M. Mr. Gibson holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler School of Business and obtained his bachelor's degree from the United States Air Force Academy.
Senior Vice President
Nicole is a member of the Structured Finance Advisory Group, providing capital solutions to real estate investors, developers and corporate users for all commercial property types. Having spent most of her 17+ year career as a direct lender, Nicole leverages her vast technical skills and wide-ranging industry relationships to source and craft optimal debt and equity capital for her private and institutional clients. The team works with the full spectrum of transaction types including financing for new construction, acquisition, recapitalization and consultation of all property types. Creativity and the ability to overcome obstacles through the course of a transaction has been a key driver to her client’s success.
Executive Vice President
Mr. Thornton has 20+ years experience in the sourcing and structuring of debt and equity capital for commercial real estate transactions nationally and internationally with over $16.5 billion in successfully completed assignments in his career. His expertise encompasses a wide spectrum of transaction types including financing for new construction, acquisition, and recapitalization of all major commercial property types including office, retail, industrial, multifamily and hospitality.
Having served as a principal on the lending, ownership and brokerage sides of the commercial real estate industry during the course of his career, Mr. Thornton brings a wealth of knowledge and offers a unique 360 degree perspective to real estate capital markets transactions. He previously held positions with Deutsche Bank, Berkshire Mortgage Finance, Strategic Realty Capital and Palmer Capital Inc.
Mr. Thornton has extensive long-standing relationships with a diverse base of domestic and foreign capital sources including insurance companies, pension funds, commercial and investment banks, foreign banks, conduits, commercial mortgage REITs, opportunity funds, and credit companies. He is focused on providing comprehensive and creative debt and equity solutions for private and institutional clients nationwide.