MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA (April 1, 2020) – Faron Thompson, a 30-year commercial real estate industry veteran, has joined NorthMarq’s Atlanta office as regional managing director – debt and equity, where he will lead the the mortgage banking operations and advise clients on capital opportunities. Thompson is a significant originator of multifamily debt and equity across a variety of capital sources, closing nearly $5 billion in transaction volume in the last 10 years.
Previously, he was one of 40 international managing directors with JLL, where his team was named in the “Top 5 Commercial Real Estate Investment Bankers in Atlanta” by the Atlanta Business Chronicle for last three years.
“Faron is highly regarded with lenders and borrowers throughout the industry, but is also a perfect fit for NorthMarq’s entrepreneurial culture. With his background building his business over the last 15 years, we are excited to have Faron lead the collaboration between debt and equity and investment sales and grow our business in the Southeast U.S.,” said Jeffrey Weidell, chief executive officer – NorthMarq.
Thompson will complement NorthMarq’s growing multifamily business in the Southeast, led by Jason Nettles, managing director – Investment Sales, Atlanta. “Faron’s expertise and deep relationships will accelerate the Atlanta office’s growth and the overall growth in the southeast region. I’m thrilled to have such a respected veteran as a partner,” said Nettles.
“Joining NorthMarq is definitely the right fit for the next stage of my career. I am energized by leadership’s emphasis on growing the platform to support clients, especially those in middle-market multifamily, which is my focus area,” said Thompson.
NorthMarq’s Atlanta office has eight debt and equity producers along with the investment sales team of Nettles and Megan Thompson, senior vice president. The company’s investment sales capabilities have grown into ten existing debt and equity offices in the last 18 months, with the central and south Florida team the most recent additions.