Brett Tonks is Managing Director, Capital Markets at Digital Colony. Mr. Tonks is responsible for the investment- and project-level debt financing programs, in addition to providing portfolio management, planning and other strategic financial guidance across the Digital Colony and Colony Capital platforms, focusing on enhancing efficacy, consistency, and results of the firm’s financing executions.
Prior to joining the Colony Capital business in 2008, Mr. Tonks was a large loan originator for the National Accounts group at TIAA-CREF in Charlotte, NC, sourcing, underwriting, and closing large transactions including whole loans, subordinate and mezzanine debt, as well as other structured debt offerings. Prior to TIAA-CREF, Mr. Tonks worked in acquisitions, dispositions, and financing for Harbor Group International, a real estate investment firm in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Tonks previously worked in mortgage banking at Fantini & Gorga in Boston.
Mr. Tonks received a Master of Business Administration from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science from the College of William & Mary.