Talonvest Capital Inc., a boutique real estate adviser serving the self-storage industry, has opened an office in Atlanta and hired Scott Sweeney as business development officer operating out of the facility. He will be responsible for originating new self-storage and commercial real estate financing as well as managing other clients for the firm, company officials said in a press release.
Talonvest decided to open an office in the Southeast after structuring more than $400 million in capital the last two years for properties in the eastern half of the United States. “As existing clients’ business activities grow and additional experienced real estate operators trust Talonvest with their financing needs, we’ll continue adding talented professionals like Scott to our team,” said Tom Sherlock, principal.
Sweeney has provided advisory services to owners of commercial properties, including self-storage, for more than a decade. He worked previously with Talonvest’s principals as a vice president with Buchanan Street Partners and Buchanan Storage Capital.
He has served as a board member of the Georgia Self Storage Association and as a vendor committee member for the national Self Storage Association. He is a member and past chair of the Cobb County Board of Education and serves as Georgia’s 6th Congressional District appointee to the National School Board Association Federal Relations Network and as a Georgia School Board Association Strategic Planning Committee member. He is a licensed real estate broker in Georgia and has a bachelor’s degree in economics from UCLA.
Founded in 2010 and based in Orange County, Calif., Talonvest structures debt and equity for self-storage and commercial real estate investors and developers nationwide. The principals of the firm have more than 80 years of combined experience.