Vice President, Investment Services

Lead Invest Atlanta’s programs and partnerships with private investors to finance commercial and economic development projects in the City of Atlanta. The Vice President of Investment Services will report to the Chief Operating Officer. 

Primary duties are to oversee the entities, manage the programs and supervise the teams that direct private investment to support the revitalization of neighborhoods and expansion of businesses in Atlanta.  These programs include New Markets Tax Credits, Property Assessed Clean Energy, Federal Opportunity Zones, EB-5 Foreign Direct Investment, and various loan programs. The Vice President of Investment Services serves as a thought leader to develop investment strategies, identify new funding sources, and secure partnerships 

Very significantly, this position oversees Atlanta Emerging Markets, Inc., Invest Atlanta’s affiliate entity that provides financing for community development projects utilizing federal New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). The responsibility includes providing leadership and coordination with project sponsors, tax credit investors, managing the entity’s separate and independent board of directors, legal counsel, consultants, budget, audit, compliance, loan portfolio, and equity investments.   

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

FUND DEPLOYMENT

  • Approve funding requests for real estate developments and business loans.
  • Analyze construction financing plans for commercial mixed-use developments such as office and retail use, community facilities such as schools and health clinics, and industrial or manufacturing projects.
  • Examine financing plans for operating businesses and startup ventures.
  • Prepare funding recommendations for the Board of Directors and City stakeholders.

FUND MANAGEMENT

  • Oversee loan portfolios, bank accounts, and consulting agreements.
  • Oversee compliance and reporting efforts to private investors and funding partners.
  • Supervise communications with data on existing projects.

BOARD GOVERNANCE

  • Manage board meetings of affiliates to promote effective, informed decisions.
  • Nominate and appoint board members to provide sound vision and guidance.

FUND DEVELOPMENT

  • Outreach to banks, foundations, and private investors to attract private investment to Atlanta businesses and community redevelopment projects.
  • Apply for grants, loans, tax credits and equity investments.
  • Research trends in community development funding, foreign investment, innovation and venture capital, and financing for environmental sustainability.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES

  • Detail-oriented and organized.
  • Strong interest in and affinity for community redevelopment.
  • Knowledge and experience with community development financing, for example the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program, small business loan programs, or working with community development financial institutions.
  • Excellent communications skills.
  • Ability to work well with a wide range of stakeholders, including: corporate business executives, political and community leaders.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and synthesize data.
  • Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency in software applications.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in real estate, urban planning, business, economics, finance, environmental studies, public policy, public administration, or related field, plus a Minimum of five (5) years of experience in community development financing.  Graduate degree is preferred OR 10 years equivalent work experience in this field.

Resumes should be submitted to jobs@investatlanta.com.

Invest Atlanta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants, including but not limited to minorities, females, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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