The Rainier Cos.

The Rainier Companies are a diverse group of real estate investment, finance, development, and property services companies based in Dallas, Texas. The firm utilizes a conservative yet strategic approach to underwriting and the due diligence process to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns. The principals of Rainier have been investing together since 1996 and have more than a hundred years collective experience in real estate acquisitions, financing, operations and syndication. With more than $1.5 billion in investment assets under management for individual, corporate and institutional investment partners, The Rainier Companies place a high value on long-term quality relationships.

Real Estate Specialization
Health Care
Investment Type
Equity syndication/Club Deal
Pref/Mezz equity
JV partnership
Investment Style
Typical Deal Size
$5,000,000 - $10,000,000
Co-Founder / Principal

Timothy Nichols

Tim Nichols, co-founder of the Rainier Companies, brings over 25 years of real estate investment experience to the management team. Mr. Nichols is involved in all facets of the organization with primary responsibility for corporate and investment strategy. Mr. Nichols serves as the chief investment officer for Rainier's mezzanine investment program and oversees the department’s underwriting staff. Prior to joining Rainier, Mr. Nichols owned and operated a real estate investment consulting firm providing acquisition and capitalization services to real estate syndicators as well as real estate product selection, underwriting and placement services to FINRA member broker/dealers. He earned his Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Georgia and his Master’s Degree in Real Estate with Emphasis on Valuation from Georgia State University.

Co-Founder / Principal

J. Kenneth Dunn

Ken Dunn, co-founder of The Rainier Companies, drew upon over two decades of experience in commercial real estate and finance to create a company with a sound strategy for success. Mr. Dunn is involved in all facets of the company and has primary responsibility for acquisitions, business development and negotiations. In 1994 Mr. Dunn co-founded Meridian Realty Advisors. As a principal there, he directed the acquisition and management of more than $1 billion in transactions. He also served as executive vice president of Hampton Real Estate Group from 1988 to 1994. Mr. Dunn began his career as a commercial loan officer with First National Bank of Commerce and BancTexas, specializing in commercial real estate. He earned his undergraduate degree from Louisiana State University and an MBA in Finance from University of Arkansas.


Daniel Lovell

Danny Lovell serves as principal of The Rainier Companies, Mr. Lovell is involved in all facets of the company with his primary responsibility being execution of all Rainier led financing mandates for the firm's individual, broker/dealer and institutional investment partners. His teams have completed a broad array of commercial real estate transactions including common and preferred equity, high yield debt, leverage finance and securitizations. Mr. Lovell has been involved in origination, structuring and syndication for more than $1 billion in various investment partnerships throughout his career. Under his leadership The Rainier Companies continue to grow their excellent financial intermediary relationships across the country. Mr. Lovell earned his BS in Communications from Oklahoma Christian University where he was a 2-Time Collegiate All-American in Golf.


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Key Focus Areas
Acquisitions Capital Markets Development Leasing Property Management Real Estate Investing Advisory Approvals and Entitlements
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