Malcolm Davies

Founder & Sr. Managing Partner at WAY Capital and 1 other company
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Malcolm has over 25 years of experience as an award-winning capital advisor and developer, having advised and been involved with over $15B worth of total capitalizations, both in the equity and debt markets. As an award-winning capital advisor and developer, Davies has utilized his expertise to lead developers and investors to structure and capitalize billions of dollars-worth of commercial real estate ventures. He has extensive experience in structuring transactions across the capital stack, including non-recourse senior and stretch-senior debt, mezzanine and preferred equity financings, and Co-GP and LP equity financing solutions for development, value add and stabilized projects.

Malcolm has vast experience in structuring various scenarios within the capital stack including non-recourse senior debt, mezzanine, and preferred & JV equity financings in the construction, value add, and permanent finance marketplace. Malcolm’s expertise as a developer has been instrumental in advising his clients through his real-world experiences in various stages of the real estate cycle, including the Great Recession.

Malcolm is also a Co-Founder of the PEERS Organization, which stands for Philanthropy, Entrepreneurism, Environment, Relationships & Social Endeavors. Through their annual galas, the organization has raised over $1M for charitable organizations such as Challenged Athlete’s Foundation, Just In Time Foster Youth, TKF Foundation and Equinox.

Malcolm is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Regional Development program. He is happily married with three children. 2020 Rainmakers In Debt & Equity Finance
Real Estate Forum Magazine: 2015 50 Under 40
Commercial Property Executive: 2015 Stars To Watch
Real Estate Forum Magazine: 2013 Tomorrow’s Leaders SoCal
San Diego Daily Transcript: 2010 Top Influentials
City of San Diego: Malcolm Davies Day, May 16th 2008
San Diego Metropolitan Magazine: 2007 Top 40 Under 40
Biz San Diego Magazine: 2007 Top 8 Rising Business Stars
PEERS Network: Co-Founder
Active Member of Urban Land Institute: UDMUC Bronze Flight (Urban Development & Mixed Use Council

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  • The Resident Relief Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides grants and financial education to help responsible residents pay rent during a temporary emergency, today announced that Malcolm Davies has joined its board of directors.

    “As a real estate professional, the Resident Relief Foundation is a cause very close to my heart,” said Davies. “Eviction is not good for residents, owners or the community and I’m looking forward to helping the organization move closer to its goals of keeping more people in their homes.”
    PR Newswire Cison 2.16.21

  • Construction take-out financing to the tune of $35.9 million was recently arranged for an industrial project located in San Marcos, TX.
    “This project responds to specific demands in a rapidly developing industrial corridor. We were able to identify a capital provider who not only recognized the development potential of the excess land in a booming market, but also accounted for the tenant’s long-term viability,” said Davies.
    Connect Media 9/17/2021

  • The first phase of a hotel-to-multifamily conversion project in downtown Salt Lake City’s hub, The Granary District, received $35.2 million in construction financing. Occupying two of the city’s most transformative landmark towers, the first phase calls for renovation of the iconic property’s south tower into a 184-studio multifamily asset.

    “The landmark property and district are cultural anchors to the community, making the project well positioned to meet specific housing demands in a revitalized market,” said Malcolm Davies, George Smith Partners principal and managing director.
    Connect Media 10.12.21

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