Real Estate Finance Team

Bill Ballent

Managing Director, Real Estate Finance
Bill Ballent

Bill focuses on sourcing and structuring debt and equity capital for middle market owners and developers of real estate. Bill’s strong relationships with brokers and sponsors help him meet the financing needs of clients in Texas and the surrounding markets.

Bill brings 29 years of real estate lending and investment expertise to NXT Capital. Prior to NXT, Bill served as Managing Director and Western Region Manager for Merrill Lynch Capital and was responsible for originating senior debt and mezzanine loans for the Western half of the country, where he built and managed a team of 15. Bill was also a Senior Vice President at Heller Financial, holding various credit and loan origination positions. He started his banking career with Continental Bank and Wells Fargo. Bill also worked as a Structural Engineer for Bechtel.

Bill earned a B.S. in Engineering from the University of Illinois and an M.B.A from Indiana University.