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Brad Lawliss

Director of Finance

Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Architecture, Lehigh University

Development and finance professional with a wide variety of finance and banking experience in real estate, energy, and investment management. His passion is financing complex development projects which improve the built environment and provide strong returns for investors.

Brad brings a wide range of development, finance, banking, and accounting experience to project^ which allows him to creatively develop and secure optimal financing structures for projects.

Prior to joining project^ Brad was the Director of Sales and Business Development at NWN Gas Storage and Gill Ranch Storage. In his role there he oversaw revenue generation for Gill Ranch Storage, including trading and contracting of natural gas storage. Brad managed power consumption at the Gill Ranch facility and developed complex excel models to help the company maximize operating income. Prior to this, Brad worked at Gerding Edlen Development financing development projects in Oregon, California, and Washington. He worked on many mixed-use projects with complex deal structures including New Market Tax Credit transactions on the 12th and Washington and Sunset and Gordon Projects. Prior to Gerding Edlen, Brad worked briefly at NBS Financial in real estate finance.

Before moving to Portland, Brad began his career at Bear Stearns and Co. in New York, where he started in the back office, working up to Associate Director and Convertible Bond Trader. At Bear he worked for a proprietary hedge fund which managed a multi-billion dollar portfolio of convertible bonds, equities, and derivative securities. He has extensive knowledge of the securities valuation, trading, accounting, and cashflow modeling. Brad understands the banking system and SEC rules for alternative investments like Real Estate.

Brad is a Trustee as well as a member of the Endowment Committee at Oregon Episcopal School, and is also serves as a Trustee for the Oregon College of Arts and Crafts Foundation.

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