Marshall Davidson, Sr. joined Avison Young in 2015, where he works alongside his son, Marshall Davidson, Jr. His focus is on complex transactions including tenancies, acquisitions, assemblages and sales involving multiple buyers and users and additional investors. He also works with lenders on the sale and/or recapitalization of problem commercial real estate loans and properties.
Davidson was formerly with McCombs Davidson Studley. Prior to his commercial real estate experience, he worked as a senior corporate finance professional for several New York investment banking firms, including The First Boston Corporation, Drexel Burnham Lambert & Kidder and Peabody & Co. He advised the firms on capital offerings, mergers, acquisitions, sales, restructurings and recapitalizations.
During the bank crises of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Davidson was an advisor in various complex transactions including:
- “Good Bank-Bad Bank” transaction with Mellon Bank Corporation, one of the largest non-assisted bank restructuring and recapitalization on record
- NationsBank (now Bank of America) FDIC-assisted acquisition of First Republic of Texas
- FDIC-assisted acquisition and capitalization of New Dartmouth Bank in New Hampshire From 1997 to 2001, Davidson was founder and CEO of APBnews.com, an award-winning multimedia company in New York.
As a law student at St. Mary’s School of Law in San Antonio, Davidson organized the city’s first Mexican-American controlled bank, Continental National Bank. He was instrumental in the recruitment of the board of directors and management team and raised capital and initial deposits for the bank.
Davidson is a member of the State Bar of Texas.