Deryl Deese is a Director of Capital Markets with Tauro Capital Advisors in Downtown Los Angeles. Tauro Capital is a commercial real estate capital advisory firm with long standing lender relationships and vast experience in structured finance on a national scale. Tauro Capital Advisors advises clients on the entire capital stack consisting of senior, mezzanine, construction, bridge, preferred and common equity structures. Deryl’s primary focus is advising clients on and sourcing the debt and equity capital stack for the hospitality and multifamily sectors. He has worked with developers and operators of all of the major flags, from full service to extended stay assets around the country. With over 20 years in the industry he advised on and closed over $1bn of commercial real estate transactions. He is an active member of the Real Estate Executive Council (REEC.ORG). A professional organization, consisting of minority commercial real estate professionals founded to promote the interests of a create opportunities within and outside of the network.
Deryl began his career with Mitsui Manufacturers Bank in commercial lending and upon completing his MBA, joined Johnson Development, the real estate division of Magic Johnson Enterprises as VP of Development. At Johnson Development, he was responsible for working with the team to execute on the firm’s urban core, underserved markets strategy to secure, open and operate new Starbucks, TGIFridays and Magic Johnson Theater locations across the country.
After leaving Johnson Development Corp, Deryl reentered the banking industry as a commercial real estate lender with Wells Fargo Bank in the San Francisco Bay area for small to medium sized businesses. While working for Wells Fargo Bank, he underwrote and financed the acquisition of over $325MM of user industrial, office and retail properties throughout the East, South and North Bay markets.
His career has also included a multi-year stint with Marcus and Millichap, advising clients on the sale and acquisition of retail and office properties in Southern California.
Deryl is a double graduate of the University of Southern California, with a Bachelor of Science in real estate finance and development and Masters in Business Administration.