The Bratton Team

Jeremy Thornton

Executive Vice President Investment Services
License # 01724542

Professional Summary

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 $6.5 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.


Nicole Sayers

Senior Vice President Investment Services

Professional Summary

I have joined the Colliers Capital Markets team after a 15-year career in commercial lending. Leveraging my experience in real estate finance and business development, I provide a uniquely diverse experience for my clients. My clients and relationships benefit from my knowledge and expertise in the financial markets, construction, interim, mezzanine, permanent, agency, bridge and equity for refinancing and purchase transactions. Prior to Colliers, I held progressive roles with Opus Bank, Bank of the  West, First Citizens Bank, and FCI Commercial Capital

I have partnered with Jeremy Thornton and the Capital Markets team to meet the increasing demand for services throughout the Western US. Together, our team provides recommendations to suit a wide variety of property and portfolio level capital needs.

Areas in which we offer advisory services include:

  • Acquisition financing
  • Property & portfolio recapitalizations (debt & equity)
  • Sale vs. refinance analysis
  • Loan prepayment analysis
  • Distressed property valuation and re-capitalization
  • Mezzanine & gap financing
  • Preferred & joint venture (common) equity structuring
  • Monetizing trapped equity (debt & equity solutions)
  • Loan workouts
  • Loan assumptions & defeasance
  • Long-term portfolio strategy & capital requirement identification
  • Small Business Administration Lending (SBA)