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VP/Director, Originations - Structured Transactions (National)

About Greenworks Lending

Greenworks Lending is a specialty finance firm that provides loans for energy-saving upgrades in commercial buildings using an innovative model called PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy). PACE unlocks the commercial market by providing no-money-down, low-cost, long-term capital. Our mission is to improve the energy efficiency of our country by creating a new normal for financing energy upgrades in buildings.

Greenworks invests in transactions in fourteen states and the District of Columbia. We have offices in Darien, CT (HQ) and Bethesda, MD.

Role Summary:

The VP/Director is responsible for leading Greenworks efforts to originate and manage PACE transactions in partnership with capital placement firms on a national scale. This individual will develop and support channel partners to create opportunities for commercial PACE transactions throughout the United States, with a particular focus on large structured finance transactions.  The successful candidate will also build out internal capabilities, go-to-market strategy, and product structure for larger commercial PACE transactions, working in close partnership with our sales and finance team. 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identifying and recruiting capital placement firm partners
  • Working alongside existing capital placement partners to train staff, originate new transactions, and close existing transactions
  • Originating and closing complex, multi-stakeholder real estate transactions. This work includes sophisticated deal management and interfacing with finance team, transaction attorneys, mortgage and tax credit lenders, accountants, developers/owners, and capital markets investors.
  • Managing a pipeline of large CRE transactions (~$30-500MM+) with Greenworks PACE component frequently $5-20M+
  • Developing Greenworks go-to-market strategy, pricing, and product structure for large PACE transactions
  • Scaling Greenworks Lending’s principal transactions function to serve significant national market demand

Qualifications:

Top candidates will have the following characteristics:

  • 5+ years’ experience structuring complex commercial real estate transactions
  • Previous experience with complex CRE transactions including structured finance transactions, historic and new market tax credits, and/or CMBS
  • Previous commercial real estate experience in loan originations, sales, banking, finance, accounting, or underwriting is required
  • Excellent project management skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills (phone and in-person) and written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of adaptability to a quickly changing environment
  • Ability to manage a team against goals and prioritize a large volume of tasks and projects
  • MBA, CPA or Law Degree is desired but not required

Benefits and Perks

  • Competitive salary and outsized bonus potential based on exceeding revenue goals
  • Paid time off; health care, dental, vision, FSA, commuter benefits
  • Social activities and a flexible schedule/work life balance philosophy

This is an excellent opportunity for motivated individuals that want to grow with a rapidly expanding organization and further their career path.

Greenworks Lending is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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