CARMEL, Ind. – Financial services company Merchants Capital today announces an expansion of the tax credit equity team with two senior hires in the acquisitions and underwriting divisions.
Laurie DiBona joins Merchants Capital as Vice President of Acquisitions in Boston. In her new role at Merchants, DiBona will manage relationships with top affordable housing developers in the United States, negotiating and structuring lower tier partnership agreements. DiBona previously spent 12 years in the equity acquisitions and asset management divisions at Boston Capital and R4 Capital.
Lisa Zebro joins Merchants Capital as Vice President and Deputy Chief Equity Underwriter in New York. Lisa was previously a Manager in Ernst & Young’s tax credit equity division, where she spent 13 years opining on real estate underwriting, transaction structure, tax risk and feasibility for investments in tax credit funds sponsored by the nation’s largest tax credit syndicators. In her new role at Merchants Capital, Zebro is responsible for underwriting lower tier and upper tier investments in tax credit equity funds sponsored by Merchants Capital.
“We are pleased to have these extraordinary women join our team, both of whom are experts in the tax credit equity field,” said Julie Sharp, Senior Vice President at Merchants Capital. “In a time of unprecedented growth in the equity syndication division, Merchants Capital continues to add industry-leading talent in key roles, solidifying our position as best-in-class in affordable housing finance.”
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