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Our success depends on our team. We pursue exceptional results by empowering our people to take ownership of the outcomes they achieve. We foster commitment, creativity, and teamwork.

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Billy Meyer

Mr. Meyer joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2011 to assist in growing & managing the Real Estate Lending strategy. In his role, Billy is primarily responsible for the business development team and structuring and originating loans. Previously, Mr. Meyer was an investments sales broker with the Tax Credit Group of Marcus & Millichap focused on selling affordable housing apartments through the country.  Later, Mr. Meyer joined Holland Partners and represented the equity for acquisitions of value-add apartments in the Northwest. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Meyer participated in the sale or acquisition of over 7,000 units across the country. Mr. Meyer played collegiate golf and graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration. Billy is also Chairman of the annual Montlake Club golf tournament, a member of the Next Generation real estate group in Seattle and volunteers for the Seattle Brain Cancer Walk.

billym@columbiapacific.com | (206) 734-3979

 

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Blake Rodgers

Blake Rodgers joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2014 to support new loan production, underwriting and business development efforts of the Real Estate Lending strategy. Prior to joining, Blake led two national account partnerships at Starbucks Emerging Brands division. Blake was formerly an agent at Marcus & Millichap on the National Multifamily Housing Group, representing In-City Seattle apartment owners. He was awarded top selling agent in 2009. Blake grew up in the Seattle area and earned his degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance from University of Colorado at Boulder.

blaker@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-1292

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Brad Shain

Brad Shain joined Columbia Pacific Advisors, LLC, in 2011 to manage the Real Estate Lending strategy. He has 25+ years of experience evaluating various private commercial credit opportunities both personally and professionally. Previously, he was Co-Founder, President and CEO of Maxit Financial from inception in 1993 to its successful $75 million acquisition by Cash America (NYSE: CSH) in October 2010 for cash and stock. He serves on the Board of SST Group, LLC. Brad graduated with a B.S in Applied Physics and a minor in Math from the University of Utah.

brads@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0092

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Kari Luttinen

Kari Luttinen joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 as a junior underwriter for the Real Estate Lending strategy. Previously, Kari was an intern in the accounting departments for Columbia Pacific Management, Columbia Pacific Advisors and Silvaris Corporation, respectively. A Seattle native, Kari played Division I basketball at the University of Portland where she earned All-Academic in the conference for 3 consecutive years. Kari graduated from the University of Portland Pamplin School of Business with a degree in Finance.

karil@columbiapacific.com | (206) 294-7932

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Kevin Quinn

Kevin Quinn joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2013 as the Asset and Underwriting Manager for the Real Estate Lending strategy. In his role, Kevin leads the Underwriting and Asset Management teams and serves an operational role assisting the Fund Manager with banking relationships and cash management, and managing various vendor relationships. Prior to joining Columbia Pacific Advisors Kevin was a Senior Credit Analyst at Sterling Bank underwriting and monitoring the more complex commercial borrower relationships. Mr. Quinn’s array of experience includes commercial real estate, loan structuring, loan workout and special asset management, foreclosures and bankruptcies, CREO, commercial and industrial lending, corporate and middle market banking, asset based lending, and equipment lease financing/brokering. Kevin graduated from the University of Washington in 2005 with a double major in Economics and Political Science.

kevinq@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0082

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Rob Shields

Rob Shields joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2017 as a Senior Underwriter for the Real Estate Lending strategy. Mr. Shields has over 10 years of diverse experience within the banking and finance sectors, holding various roles of increasing responsibility with Washington Trust Bank, Sterling Bank, Umpqua Bank, and PACCAR Financial Corporation.  Rob’s experience spans a variety of sectors including  agricultural finance, commercial and industrial lending, corporate and middle market banking, collateral based lending, international trade finance, private banking, and investor real estate. Rob graduated from Whitworth University in 2006 with B.A. in Business Management and earned his MBA from Gonzaga University in 2012.

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Robert Barnes

Robert Barnes joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2016 as an Asset and Underwriting Manager for the Real Estate Lending strategy team. Robert has over 20 years of international experience, mostly with the Macquarie Group, in commercial real estate finance in various areas including workouts, asset and portfolio management, underwriting and operations. Originally from Australia, Robert graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a concentration in finance and law.

robertb@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0093

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Scott Schneider

Scott Schneider joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 as a Senior Underwriter for our Real Estate Lending strategy. Scott has over 10 years of diverse experience within commercial real estate, having functioned as a banker, developer, and asset manager for companies including US Bank, Macquarie Bank, and Merrill Gardens/Pillar Properties. A Northwest native from Bellevue, Scott graduated from Western Washington University with a degree in Business Administration and concentrations in finance and marketing.

scotts@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0770

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Will Nelson

Will Nelson joined Columbia Pacific Advisors in 2015 to assist with loan production and asset strategy for our Real Estate Lending strategy. Previously he managed the real estate portfolio for Legacy Companies. Will participated in the acquisition, disposition, leasing, project management, entitlement work and property management of approximately 1.5 million square feet of real estate assets in the United States and Canada. Will graduated from Loyola Marymount University’s business program with an emphasis in Marketing and Management. He earned his MBA from the University of Washington.

willn@columbiapacific.com | (206) 576-0769