Gary Woods

Gary Woods is senior executive vice president, national accounts and responsible for managing A10 Capital's national account relationships.

Career highlights

  • Founder of Timarron Capital in 2004 (acquired by Northstar Realty Finance)
  • Partner with Lone Star Opportunity Fund
  • Managing director of GE Capital’s CRE Equity Investment Group
  • Established Mortgage REIT for subsidiary of CBRE

Before joining A10, Gary served as the executive vice president and managing director for NRF Capital in Dallas, Texas. He was responsible for providing whole loan first mortgage and mezzanine debt solutions, as well as preferred equity investments, tailored to the real estate capital needs of its clientele.

Institutional experience

  • Lone Star
  • GE Capital
  • L.J. Melody (now CBRE)
  • CIGNA Investments

Gary formed Timarron Capital in December 2004 and subsequently sold the majority interest in that company to NorthStar Realty Finance in January 2006.

Gary was an executive vice president and partner of Lone Star Opportunity Fund. He was responsible for the fund’s investments in North America and business development for Lone Star U.S. Acquisitions, LLC, which originated complex acquisition, joint venture, and financing transactions for the fund’s off-shore and institutional clientele.

Before joining Lone Star, Gary served as senior vice president of L.J. Melody Investment Fund, a wholly owned subsidiary of CBRE. He was responsible for establishing a separately owned mortgage REIT, which originated mezzanine and joint venture financing transactions for first mortgage and equity clientele.

Gary also was managing director of GE Capital’s Commercial Real Estate Equity Investment Group, where he was in charge of initiating the production, documentation, and business development of the equity program nationally. Upon formalizing the program, Gary was involved in the establishment of the Institutional Accounts Group, which originated highly complex individual and portfolio transactions nationwide. He also opened and staffed a new originations district office in Denver, Colo., and was responsible for the establishment, staffing, production and business development of an eight-state Rocky Mountain region. Gary was involved in more than $2 billion of debt and equity transactions during his tenure at GE Capital Real Estate.

During his early commercial real estate career, Gary was vice president and senior loan officer with CIGNA Investments, Inc. in Bloomfield, Conn., where he was responsible for underwriting and closing debt and equity real estate transactions nationwide. From 1986 through 1991, he managed the correspondent system responsible for the production of mortgage loans and booked over $700 million of new business for CIGNA.

Gary received his bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of Notre Dame and his master of business administration degree from the University of Dallas.