Foundry Commercial Launches Debt & Structured Finance Platform with Hiring of J.C. Tacot

Posted on October 6, 2021

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Foundry Commercial Launches Debt & Structured Finance Platform with Hiring of J.C. Tacot

Tampa, Fla. (October 6, 2021) – Foundry Commercial, a full-service real estate services and investment firm with offices across the Sun Belt, introduces a debt and structured finance service line to its platform with the hiring of J.C. Tacot, recently appointed Vice President of Debt & Structured Finance.

Tacot specializes in advising third-party clients in the evaluation, underwriting, and execution of commercial real estate debt and equity across all real estate asset classes. While based in Tampa, he will work both regionally and across the country advising clients on debt and equity strategies. In this regard, Tacot will also collaborate with Foundry’s Investment Advisory Group, which serves as a trusted investment advisor with clients in the handling of asset dispositions, acquisitions, recapitalizations, and 1031 exchanges across all major product types including office, industrial, multi-family, retail, seniors housing, and land.

“As our clients have increased their velocity coming out of the pandemic across all of our markets, we saw an opportunity to add this service to the Foundry platform, bringing a unique level of sophistication to clients requiring assistance with their debt and structured finance needs,” stated Foundry President Gregg Ickes.

Tacot joins Foundry from Colliers’ debt and equity finance team, where he contributed in all aspects of the business from origination and underwriting through negotiating and closing transactions totaling over $1 billion. Prior to Colliers, he worked with CBRE’s Debt & Structured Finance group as well as for a portfolio company of TPG that specializes in the development and management of industrial assets throughout Central and Western Europe. Tacot graduated from Florida State University with dual degrees in real estate and finance.

“In the past year, Foundry’s Tampa office has doubled and with that, we believe there is a tremendous opportunity to serve our clients with their debt and equity needs,” said David Kern, Tampa Market Leader, Foundry Commercial. “We’re delighted to welcome J.C. to Foundry and look forward to providing the support and infrastructure that will allow him to fully utilize his talents as we continuously seek to advise clients on the best capital structures for their individual circumstances.”

Tacot is the latest to join Foundry in the firm’s Tampa office, which has more than doubled in size since last fall. Real estate industry veteran Kern joined the firm as Tampa Market Leader last September, followed closely by strategic hires and relocations in project and construction management, office brokerage, and healthcare.