This article originally appeared in the Orange County Business Journal.
April 5, 2021
Buchanan Street Partners, a nationally recognized real estate investment firm based in Newport Beach that focuses on making debt and equity investments in commercial and multifamily real estate, is expanding its presence within the investment advisory community with the hiring of Thomas Downes.
Thomas joined Buchanan Street as a Vice President, Investor Relations with a focus on growing Buchanan’s network of investment advisors, family office and private clientele. Additionally, he will contribute to Buchanan’s ongoing capital raising efforts.
Thomas is uniquely seasoned in both real estate and financial services. He began his career at investment bank Morgan Stanley and spent over a decade in institutional sales and trading for local investment bank, Roth Capital. Since transitioning to real estate, he has served in multiple roles including acquisitions, due diligence, project management and capital origination across multiple commercial property types.
Thomas holds a BA in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and an MBA in Finance from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of California and holds FINRA Series 7 and 63 securities licenses. Thomas and his family reside in Corona del Mar.