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Casa Calma Hotel, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Courtesy of Caitlin Cunningham.


Martha Paschal

Martha Paschal, a capital markets veteran, has over 20 years of experience in securing financing for commercial and residential real estate throughout the United States. She has structured, participated in or managed $73 billion in equity and debt financings. Successful transactions for which Ms. Paschal has obtained financing include the development and redevelopment of office, multi-family, affordable housing, retail, warehouse and mixed-use properties, as well as the acquisition and development of raw land.

Ms. Paschal is an expert in the financing, refinancing and securitization of commercial real estate. Her previous capital markets employment has included management positions with national and community banking institutions, Fannie Mae, and a leading investor in commercial real estate securitizations. Ms. Paschal also offers extensive experience in public finance, including tax-exempt bond programs, the structuring of tax credit investments and the use of federal, state and local grants for development, renovation and other real estate-related uses. She is an authority in the financing of complex transactions, including mixed-use and mixed-income commercial and residential projects, and offers access to a broad network of real estate financing sources.

Ms. Paschal is a leader in the financing of sustainable and energy-efficient real estate projects. Her recent successes include securing equity and debt financing for a $55 million multi-family project certified under the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program of the U.S. Green Building Council, and the energy retrofit of an affordable housing portfolio. She has also been a key organizer for a local program planning initiative to obtain funds under the U.S. federal stimulus program.

Ms. Paschal is a frequent speaker on the U.S. government’s economic stimulus initiatives, the financing of mixed-use and mixed income real estate, and socially responsible real estate investments. A graduate of Mississippi State University, Ms. Paschal serves on the steering committee of the Northern Virginia Affordable Housing Alliance and on the board of RPJ Housing Development Corporation. She is also a member of Commercial Real Estate Women and Women in Housing and Finance.