Managing Director - Debt & Equity Finance
As the Managing Director - Debt & Equity Finance based in the firm’s Boca Raton office, I bring more than 17 years of experience successfully assisting clients with financing strategies for their existing and newly acquired real estate assets. At Colliers, I will continue to work with property owners on their debt and equity sourcing needs. I specialize in a unique, but very active niche, in placing capital targeted for real estate investments on behalf of family offices. I excel at complex negotiations and I offer a broad and sophisticated understanding of commodity-market making dynamics. I am experienced in evaluating economic and political trends and events, and their impact on portfolio performance.
Prior to joining Colliers, I worked as vice president of finance at American Coal Energy where I managed and financed all portfolio asset purchases, trade finance and capital sourcing. Most recently, I served as director of capital advisors at Franklin Street where I specialized in direct-sales origination, client advisory, sourcing and implementing the best strategies for funding customer real estate based assets nationwide.
Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of Maryland College Park
Senior Client Services Coordinator
Melissa works with brokers in the Miami office to create high-quality marketing pieces, proposals and presentations for properties throughout South Florida. She is responsible for the day-to-day production of property marketing, flyers, advertising, market research and lease transaction coordination. Additionally, she specializes in layout design and creating detailed maps and graphics using software such as Indesign and Illustrator.
She began her career as a copy editor and front page designer at Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers and worked there for more than nine years.
Prior to joining Colliers, she was the communications specialist at United HomeCare, a nonprofit organization that provides services to seniors to help them remain at home. Along with office communications, she provided graphic design services for the nonprofit. Her previous background also includes a position as marketing coordinator at Transwestern, providing services to more than 10 brokers in their Miami office. Prior to this role, she served as a proposal coordinator for The GEO Group in Boca Raton, a leading provider of correctional, detention and community reentry services.