Key Professionals

Russell Arnold – Managing Partner


An institutional asset and portfolio manager with over 35 years experience, Russ has been a member of Palmer Capital Inc. since 1997. Russ' prior roles as a Portfolio Manager at American Realty Advisors and overseeing the financing and disposition of over $1.0 billion of properties from lending institutions enables him to acutely offer clients invaluable advice on their investment and financing opportunities. Russ currently provides strategic direction to enhance client portfolios throughout the Western United States. Russ is also responsible for the underwriting, sourcing, structuring and negotiation of commercial real estate finance and sale transactions.

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Science, Finance

Roman Benvenuti – Managing Partner


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 with both financings and investment sales offers clients an enhanced level of service and provides them with the guidance needed to implement and succeed in their acquisition, disposition, and financing objectives.

Saint Mary's College
Bachelor of Arts, Business Management

Brian Bollinger – Partner


Brian has been with Palmer Capital Inc. for over 17 years and has been involved in commercial real estate transactions with both private and institutional investors in markets throughout the Western United States. Brian has direct transactional involvement with clients with an enhanced level of service that has provided them with the information needed to implement and succeed in their acquisition, disposition and financing objectives.

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

Diego Borojovich – Lead Software Engineer


Before Joining Palmer Capital, Diego had more than 30 years of experience with various platforms and markets within the software development and information technology fields. Diego worked for 18 years as a Lead Software Engineer, Architect, and Designer developing tools and applications in the software industry. Currently, Diego and his team are responsible for creating and enhancing technology for Palmer Capital.

Universidad Nacional de La Plata
Bachelor of Science, Physics and IT

Todd Higley – Partner


Todd is focused on working with the firm's institutional and private clients to achieve their acquisition and disposition goals with access to a full array of equity and structured debt strategies. He leverages two decades of real estate finance experience bringing insight and creativity to produce solutions for his clients and Palmer Capital.

California State University, San Bernardino
Master of Business Administration, Strategy

Holly Kim – Partner


Holly prepares and manages the financial underwritings for currently marketed properties, finance transactions, and preliminary evaluations. In addition, she interacts with Buyers, Sellers, Borrowers, and Lenders to explain complex financial underwritings and leases. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Holly was employed at Goldman Sachs in the Strategic Planning Group of the Asset Management Division and in the Private Client Services Group of the Equities Division. She also worked at Dean Witter Reynolds Inc. in the mergers and acquisitions group, where she facilitated corporate valuations.

The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Science in Economics, Major in Finance and Accounting

Al Marquez – Production

(916) 462-6251

Al is responsible for the production of marketing materials, identifying capital market information, and brings nearly 20 years of experience in the digital print industry to the in-house production team. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Al worked at Xerox Corporation and was involved in supporting multiple clients such as the State of California, Hewlett Packard, Intel, and a number of law firms with inventory management, equipment maintenance, training, production, and networked fleet administration.

University of Phoenix
Associate Degree in Information Technology

Michael McCleary – Partner

(916) 462-6234

Michael advises clients on how to achieve their strategic acquisition and disposition goals while also providing them access to the debt and equity resources needed to most efficiently execute their investment objectives. He is able to leverage his capital markets and data analytics experience to maximize value for both his clients and Palmer Capital.

California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Arts

Gary Medina – Production


Gary collaborates with the partners in producing professional marketing materials, identifying current capital market information, and coordinating the distribution of information. His in-house production of marketing materials ensures accuracy and efficiency to the team's clients.

Academy of Art College, San Francisco

Jorjon Nanca – Senior Designer


Jorjon is responsible for designing marketing materials for clients, including photo editing, client requests, and editing the layout of the marketing memoranda. Jorjon has over five years experience as a graphic designer, specializing in branding, printed media, promotional pieces, web design, and photography.

The Art Institute of California, Sacramento

Bill Palmer – President & CEO


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 19 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, in their Investment Banking Group.

University of St. Thomas
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology

Jennifer Palmer – Partner


As a partner with nearly 20 years of real estate transaction experience, Jennifer is responsible for all aspects of financing commercial real estate transactions including structuring, sourcing and negotiating at all levels in the investment capital stack. She oversees institutional and foreign capital relationships for the firm that are actively participating in joint ventures, recapitalizations and developments. Jennifer initially worked on the investment sales desk focusing on institutional client relationships.

San Diego State University
Bachelor of Arts, Communications

Mark Palmer – Managing Partner


Mark has nearly 20 years of commercial real estate experience with a concentration on the capital markets. Mark presents clients with acquisition opportunities while advising clients to strategic disposition and financing decisions within his relationship's portfolios.

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

Chris Prout – Senior Designer

(916) 462-6255

Chris has over 10 years experience as a graphic designer, specializing in printed media, website, video editing and photography. In his current role with Palmer Capital Inc., Chris is responsible for the creation of marketing materials, including photo editing, and the layout of the marketing memoranda. Chris also photographs the investment opportunities.

California State University, Sacramento
Bachelor of Arts, Design | Media Arts

John Sedar – Managing Partner


John is a contributing factor to the firm's growth since 1994 by providing clients with guidance on achieving their overall strategic financing, disposition and acquisition objectives. His extensive knowledge of the debt and equity markets, as well as 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

Ryan Thompson – Managing Partner


Ryan is responsible for all aspects of investment sales and capital market real estate transactions including underwriting, structuring, sourcing, and negotiating at all levels of the investment and capital stack. He advises both institutional and private owners in executing capital market transactions throughout the Western United States. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Ryan worked at State Street in Boston. While at State Street, he worked for State Street Global Markets 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

Clayton Wood – Partner


Clayton cultivates relationships with the company's clients and advises them on how to achieve their overall strategic acquisition and disposition objectives, while also providing access to the capital resources needed to meet their real estate goals. Prior to joining Palmer Capital Inc., Clayton began his career working for a premier Southern California mortgage bank and acquired eight years of international business development experience in Eastern Europe. There, Clayton consulted for many multi-national corporations and was a managing partner of a franchising company.

Chapman University
Bachelor of Arts, Communications