Greg Garfield has 16 years of experience in the financing, development, design, construction and operations of essential public/private developments. His broad scope of responsibilities includes project management, development planning, deal structuring, financial, legal, and political problem-solving, document negotiation, financial and investment analysis, and operations and maintenance planning.
Mr. Garfield’s experience includes leadership of or participation in the development or planning of over 30 properties and the negotiation and structuring of $600 million in real estate debt and equity. His expertise includes public/private partnerships utilizing conventional debt and equity, taxable and tax-exempt municipal financing, naming rights and fundraising for performing arts centers, convention and conference center headquarters hotels, and many other facility types.
Mr. Garfield was a principal of Garfield Corporation, founded in 1997 to finance and develop facilities for public agencies, and expanded the firm as Garfield Traub Development in 2003. Through 2012, the firms had completed or under development over $1 billion in public/private facilities, including performing arts centers, convention centers, conference centers and headquarters hotels, justice and public safety facilities, K-12 and higher education buildings, government office buildings, parking garages, and other vital public infrastructure.
Prior to 1998, Mr. Garfield was an executive with McCall, McBride & Lancaster, Inc., a financial consulting and management advisory firm with clients ranging from major law firms to real estate developers.
Mr. Garfield has been a featured speaker at numerous real estate industry events, including the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) Annual Meeting & Awards Banquet, the Performing Arts Managers Conference of the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM), and the Arizona State University Municipal Finance Challenge. He received his BA with honors from the University of North Texas.