Investment Partners

Russell B. Arnold

Russell B. Arnold - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6211

An institutional asset and portfolio manager with over 25 years experience, Russ has been a member of Palmer Capital Inc. since 1997. Russ's prior role as a Portfolio Manager at American Realty Advisors and prior experience overseeing the disposition of over $1.0 Billion of foreclosed properties from savings and loan associations enables him to offer clients invaluable advice on their offerings and investment opportunities. Russ currently provides strategic direction and investment ideas to enhance their portfolios throughout the Western United States.

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science, Finance

Roman J. Benvenuti

Roman J. Benvenuti - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6210

Roman provides clients with guidance and a unique perspective due to his diverse knowledge base of capital structures, asset types and market conditions. Roman's direct transactional involvement offers clients an enhanced level of service and provides them with the information needed to implement and succeed in their acquisition and disposition objectives.

Saint Mary's College
Bachelor of Arts, Business Management

Brian J. Bollinger

Brian J. Bollinger - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6215

Brian has been with Palmer Capital Inc. for over 10 years and has nearly 20 years of experience in the real estate industry due to his family's background in brokerage and real estate development. Brian collaborates with real estate investors to bring forth different capital sources for their properties and provides acquisition opportunities in targeted markets.

Loyola Marymount University
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration (Emphasis in Management and Marketing)

Devin M. Combs

Devin M. Combs - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6224

Devin consults with clients regarding strategic evaluation of acquisition and disposition decisions for various opportunities and clients' portfolio positions. Devin brings a background as a Financial Analyst for a multi-billion dollar corporation, where he focused heavily on subsidiary acquisition decisions, as well as his brokerage experience in Northern Nevada where he also earned an MBA at the University of Nevada, Reno. Devin utilizes his background and skill set to provide analytically based contributions to clients' objectives.

University of Nevada, Reno
Bachelor of Science, Economics

University of Nevada, Reno
Master of Business Administration

Andrew G. Gibson

Andrew G. Gibson - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6228

Andrew provides clients with guidance to meet their strategic objectives, specifically through acquisition and disposition opportunities, and efficient capital structures. Andrew brings a unique background with six years of active duty military experience as a Captain and Contracting Officer in the United States Air Force and an MBA degree. As a contracting officer Andrew managed a contract portfolio of over $150M and a team of over 20 people.

United States Air Force Academy
Bachelor of Science, Social Sciences

University of North Carolina
Master of Business Administration (Corporate Finance)

Mike D. Laduzinsky

Mike D. Laduzinsky - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6226

Mike is focused on helping clients meet their investment objectives by advising them on various acquisition, disposition, and structured debt strategies. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Mike worked as a commercial real estate loan underwriter and portfolio manager. Mike prioritizes his clients' goals by implementing comprehensive strategies tailored to fit their investment needs.

University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science, Managerial Economics

Steve L. Lefler

Steve L. Lefler - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6225

Steve cultivates relationships with the company's clients and advises them on strategic acquisition and disposition objectives, while also providing access to the required capital resources. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Steve worked in the commercial real estate industry since 1985 as an asset manager, institutional property manager, office and investment broker, developer, owner, and more recently as commercial real estate lender with Wells Fargo Bank. In these varying capacities, Steve's priorities are a high level of service with a customized approach. He has added value to, represented, and consulted hundreds of client's who have benefited from his broad background and seasoned perspective as they've made impactful decisions pertaining to their commercial real estate and financing.

Pepperdine University
Masters in Business Administration

University of California Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Arts, Business Economics

Calvin Marr

Calvin Marr - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6216

Calvin has over 25 years experience in corporate finance and the capital markets. He has managed the debt and investment portfolios for Levi Strauss & Co. and The Money Store. Calvin also has several years of international finance experience having worked in Brussels, Belgium and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Calvin also managed the financial operations for Wachovia Bank's west coast mortgage servicing subsidiary.

University of California, Berkeley
Masters of Business Administration, Finance

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts, Mathematics

Chase Meister

Chase Meister - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6235

Chase gives clients guidance on their strategic goals while also providing them access to the most efficient capital sources to meet their investment objectives. He is able to leverage his experience working in construction, banking and real estate litigation to provide a unique perspective in every situation and add value to Palmer Capital's clients.

Arizona State University, Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
Bachelor of Science, Construction

Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Juris Doctor

Mark A. Palmer

Mark A. Palmer - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6205

Mark advises clients regarding various acquisition opportunities and strategic dispositions within his relationships' portfolios. Mark's direct transactional involvement has been a significant contributing factor to the company's growth.

Boston College - Carroll School of Management
Bachelor of Science, Marketing

William S. Palmer

William S. Palmer - President & CEO - (916) 462-6201

As the President and CEO of Palmer Capital Inc., Bill leads an elite team of professionals that focus on the acquisition, disposition and financing of commercial real estate investment opportunities throughout the western United States. Bill works directly on every transaction executed by Palmer Capital Inc., representing a diverse client base of institutional and private investors.

Prior to founding Palmer Capital Inc. in 2005, Bill was a Managing Director in the Capital Markets Division of CB Richard Ellis. He spent 18 years at the firm and was consistently honored as CB Richard Ellis' Top Broker Worldwide. He has been recognized by Commercial Property News and several other publications as one of the nation's most highly regarded investment professionals. Bill's prior experience also includes 13-years with Piper Jaffray & Co in Minneapolis, where he worked in their Investment Banking Group.

University of St. Thomas
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Richard E. Ryan

Richard E. Ryan - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6212

Rick manages both institutional and private client relationships for the firm, and leads all aspects of the marketing process from the sourcing of disposition opportunities to the successful close of escrow. He further adds value for clients by providing them with consultative direction on the most favorable capital structures, exposure to the greatest number of qualified acquisition opportunities for their requirements, and guidance on current investment and financing market conditions.

Pennsylvania State University
Masters of Manufacturing Management

University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Science, Molecular Biology

John B. Sedar

John B. Sedar - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6209

John is a contributing factor to the team's growth by providing clients with guidance on achieving their overall strategic disposition and acquisition objectives. John's extensive knowledge of the debt and equity markets, and his in-depth relationships with clients have been major contributors to the success of Palmer Capital Inc.

University of California, Davis
Bachelor of Science, Political Science

Wesley G. Staples

Wesley G. Staples - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6213

Wes advises clients regarding various acquisition opportunities and strategic dispositions within his relationships' portfolios. Prior to Palmer Capital Inc., Wes financially managed and oversaw a portfolio of over one and half million square feet of retail, industrial, and commercial properties for a prominent developer and manager in the West. Additionally, he completed financial underwritings for acquisitions and dispositions. Wes utilizes his background and perspective from the principal side to enable him to ensure clients meet their investment objectives.

California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Science, Business Administration - Finance

Ryan D. Thompson

Ryan D. Thompson - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6207

Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Ryan worked at State Street Global Markets' headquarters in Boston. While at State Street, he worked in Institutional Equity Investments and Foreign Exchange. His experience with capital markets provides clients with excellent analysis and strategy advisement.

Boston College
Master of Business Administration, Finance

Boston College, Carroll School of Management
Bachelor of Science, Finance and Marketing

Clayton E. Wood

Clayton E. Wood - Investment Partner - (916) 462-6232

Clayton cultivates relationships with the company's clients and advises them on strategic acquisition and disposition objectives, while also providing access to the required capital resources. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Clayton worked for a premier Southern California mortgage bank and acquired eight years of international business development experience in Eastern Europe where he was a managing partner of a franchising company.

Chapman University
Bachelor of Arts, Communications