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Cottonwood Hires SVP of Capital Markets, Head of Product Strategy

CW Markets Group, a branch office of Orchard Securities, the capital markets division and wholesale distribution arm of Cottonwood Communities Inc. has hired a senior vice president of capital Markets and head of product strategy.

CW Markets Group, a branch office of Orchard Securities, the capital markets division and wholesale distribution arm of Cottonwood Communities Inc., has hired industry veteran Thayer Gallison as senior vice president of capital markets and head of product strategy.

In his new role, Gallison will focus on communicating all aspects of the Cottonwood product platform to broker-dealers and registered investment advisors, and will represent the company with industry associations. He will also focus on business development strategies, and will manage due diligence relationships with broker-dealers, RIAs, and third-party due diligence firms.

Gallison has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on due diligence. Most recently, he served as president at Timbrel Capital, where he played a key part in the overall growth of business development, product sales and distribution, the company said. Prior to his time with Timbrel Capital, he was vice president of due diligence at Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services and at Advisor Group Inc.

Thayer’s background in alternative investments has included working with various groups on legal and risk matters, compliance, supervision, and regulatory affairs.

“Thayer has an exceptional reputation and is very well-established in the industry. We are extremely pleased to have him join our team,” said Eric Marlin, executive vice president. “Given his wealth of knowledge and experience, we believe Thayer will be a key contributor in helping us expand our broker dealer relationships and capital raising efforts.”

Thayer earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from Emory University, holds FINRA Series 7, 24, and 66 licenses, and is a CFA charterholder.

Cottonwood Communities is a publicly registered non-traded real estate investment trust and recently completed its merger with Cottonwood Residential II Inc. and its operating partnership, Cottonwood Residential O.P. LP.

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