Lavea Thomas Joins Megatel Capital Investment as Executive Vice President, National Accounts

DALLAS, June 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Megatel Capital Investment, the capital markets division of Megatel Homes Inc., announced today that Lavea Thomas has joined the company as executive vice president, national accounts.

In this leadership role, Thomas will oversee the relationship management and business development efforts for Megatel Capital Investment. She will work closely with Zach Ipour, the company’s founder, and Michael Roman, executive vice president, capital markets, on strategy and distribution expansion.

“Lavea is an exceptional business development professional with a special talent for building and leading successful investment sales platforms,” said Zach Ipour, co-founder and co-president of Megatel Capital Investment. “She has earned a respected reputation, establishing many strong relationships in the financial industry during an extraordinarily successful career. We couldn’t be more pleased to add a talent of her caliber to assist our increasingly successful roll-out in the independent broker-dealer community.”

Thomas brings 14 years of experience in financial securities sales to her role, including expertise in private placements, publicly registered offerings, business development and brand building. She previously spent four years as senior vice president and director of business development with Realty Capital Securities where she led the team responsible for relationship management, business development, selling agreements, and expanded platform adoption among independent broker dealers. From 2007 to 2011, Thomas served as senior vice president of national accounts with Grubb & Ellis Capital Corporation, where she oversaw the company’s relationship management team and helped to broaden the distribution network to more than 200 broker-dealers. Prior to Grubb & Ellis Capital Corporation, Thomas spent four years with a wholesale managing broker-dealer that marketed real estate private offerings. She began her career in 2002.

“Megatel is an established company with a successful track record in the home building industry and I am excited to join their team,” said Thomas. “I look forward to leveraging my experience to help grow distribution for the capital markets division and deliver investor-centric products to the retail market.”

Thomas earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accountancy degree from Boise State University. She currently holds FINRA Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.

About Megatel Capital Investment

Megatel Capital Investment is the capital markets division of Megatel Homes Inc. Megatel Capital Investment funds help fuel the construction of homes built by Megatel as an additional source of construction financing. Founded in 2006, Megatel Homes has emerged as one of the most successful homebuilders in the state of Texas. The company has had considerable growth, with more than 100 developments, consisting of 2,700 homes, since its founding. The Dallas Business Journal recently ranked the company third in North Texas homebuilders based on local housing starts in 2014.

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