A co-founding principal of Bandon Capital Advisors, Inc., Francis Winfield has 24 years’ experience in commercial real estate mortgage loan origination. As manager of the company’s San Diego office, he applies his extensive knowledge of capital markets and arranges tailored debt and equity solutions to ensure his clients meet their investment goals. Dedicated to offering the highest level of service, commitment, and attention to clients regardless of deal size or type of transaction, Francis ensures the entire Bandon team is focused on delivering first-class service throughout the origination, funding, and servicing phases of every loan.
Francis began his real estate career in 1999 as an analyst at Sunrise Mortgage & Investment Company, a privately held mortgage banking firm in Southern California, before progressing to a loan originator in 2002. He spent the next 20 years at the company, seasoning his skills in loan production, as a precursor to establishing Bandon Capital Advisors with his co-founders. Throughout his years in the industry, Francis has been involved in the origination of over $1 billion in commercial real estate debt placement across all asset types including multifamily, office, retail, industrial, hotel, self-storage, senior housing, student housing, credit tenant properties, and land—and for all stages of the investment cycle. He is adept at nurturing relationships with capital sources including life insurance companies, agencies, credit unions, international and domestic banks, debt funds, and CMBS investment banks.
Francis possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a Marketing concentration from Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. He lives in San Diego with his wife and two sons; enjoys traveling, road and mountain biking, and hiking; and is an avid fisherman. An accomplished drummer and percussionist, Francis is also a passionate baseball enthusiast and has been a perennial volunteer coach for his sons’ Little League teams over the last 15 years.