Wes Boatwright

Avison Young


Job Functions: Executive, Capital Markets, Corporate Finance & Net Lease, Debt & Structured Finance, Equity Placement, Investment Sales & Acquisitions


Professional Profile


Wes Boatwright joined the Capital Markets Debt and Equity practice as Principal of Avison Young in October 2017. Wes is responsible for creating and structuring debt and equity real estate capitalization solutions on behalf of the firm's investor and institutional clients. His expertise encompasses the full spectrum of real estate financial services with an emphasis in acquisition and development financing and real estate operating company corporate finance. Mr. Boatwright has more than 20 years of real estate experience including the structuring of Joint Venture Equity, Mezzanine, Construction Loans and Floating and Fixed Rate permanent debt for multi-family, office, condominium, retail and hospitality properties. During his career he has underwritten and closed in excess of $12.5 billion in financings.


Prior to joining Avison Young, Wes spend 17 years at Jones Lang LaSalle in Washington, DC as Managing Director where he focused on real estate investment banking of all property types.


Mr. Boatwright began his career in 1993 at Walker & Dunlop in Bethesda, MD. Prior to being promoted to a Vice President, Mr. Boatwright served as both an Assistant Vice President and a Real Estate Analyst.


Mr. Boatwright is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University in the Masters in Real Estate program.




The College of William & Mary, M.B.A.


Washington & Lee University, B.A., Economics


Awards & Affiliations


2015 CREBA Finance Transaction of the Year, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE


Commercial Real Estate Brokerage Association of Greater Washington DC, Member


Omicron Delta Epsilon, Member


DCBIA, Member


ULI, Member


Mortgage Banker's Association (MBA), Member

Areas of Interest

Risk Profile
Deal Type
Acquisition, Development, Ground Lease, Loan Purchase, Opportunity Zone, Partner Buyout, Pre-Development, Recapitalization, Refinance, Rehabilitation
Property Type