Meet the Team


Having worked at some of the world’s largest financial institutions, the senior team at CBRE Capital Advisors brings over 100 years of experience in real estate investment banking and capital markets.
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James Scott
Managing Principal, Executive Managing Director
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James Scott joined CBRE in 2013. Mr. Scott is Managing Principal of CBRE Capital Advisors and heads investment banking in the Americas. He is a senior member of the Capital Markets leadership team. Mr. Scott advises public and private companies in the real estate sector on mergers and acquisitions and capital raising.
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Roland S. Merchant, Jr.
Senior Managing Director & Head of Institutional Advisory
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Roland Merchant is a Senior Managing Director for CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc. Mr. Merchant joined CBRE in 2021 and brings more than 20 years of experience in finance, sales and real estate investment banking. His primary concentration has been on investment advisory and equity placement transactions in the greater New York City area.
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Gordon Reynolds
Senior Managing Director
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Gordon Reynolds is a Senior Managing Director for CBRE’s real estate investment banking business, CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc. and focuses on M&A advisory and private financings for both public and private operating companies. Mr. Reynolds is also a member of the CBRE Capital Markets Advisory Board.
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Scott Potter
Managing Director
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Scott Potter began his career at CBRE in 1994. Mr. Potter serves as President & Chief Compliance Officer of CBRE Capital Advisors and is responsible for supervising the compliance activities and operational affairs of the broker/dealer.
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Charlie Knudsen, CFA
Managing Director
Capital Advisory
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Charlie Knudsen, CFA joined CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc. in December of 2020, as a Managing Director in the Madison, Wisconsin office with over 40 years of institutional fixed income securities and commercial loan investing experience. Mr. Knudsen heads the Private Placement Bond line of business for Capital Advisors which specializes in Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) private placement securities, bifurcated ground lease finance and other asset-backed and lease-backed securities.
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John Powell
Managing Director
Capital Advisory
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John Powell joined CBRE Capital Advisors in May of 2021 as a Managing Director in the Boston office. He is a member of the Private Placement Bond team and is focused on originating, structuring and placing private placement securities with institutional investors, with an emphasis on Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) and bifurcated ground lease transactions.
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Brad Wilmot
Executive Vice President & Managing Director
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Brad Wilmot is an Executive Vice President in CBRE Capital Markets Debt & Structured Finance Group. He is also a Managing Director in the Private Placement Bond team of CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc., which specializes in Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) private placement securities, bifurcated ground lease finance and other asset-backed and lease-backed securities.
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Mike Caprio
Vice President
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Mike Caprio is a Vice President at CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc. Mr. Caprio has a range of real estate finance experience including equity placement, corporate real estate lending, and Opportunity Zone advisory.
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Tom Pryor
Vice President
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Tom Pryor is a Vice President in the New York office for CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc. Mr. Pryor joined CBRE in 2021 and brings a range of real estate finance experience, including debt and equity placement, sales, and corporate advisory.
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Julie Cook, CFA
Investment Banking Associate
Capital Advisory
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Julie A. Cook, CFA joined the Private Placement Bond team of CBRE Capital Advisors, Inc. in December of 2020, as an Investment Banking Associate in the Madison, Wisconsin office. Ms. Cook has extensive commercial real estate experience in Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) finance, fixed income securities investing and institutional real estate lending.