As Vice President of Solar Development, Aaron is responsible for business development, deal structuring, and transactional negotiations of large SolarCity projects. He uses a vertically integrated approach in all phases of solar PV development to optimize economic outcomes for government and private sector clients. Aaron’s recent work on “SolarStrong” (a financing package specifically structured for privatized military housing properties) is among the first debt+tax equity financings in the solar distributed generation market for a large portfolio of geographically diverse solar systems. This innovation has significantly lowered customer costs of fully financed, distributed generation solar systems. Prior to joining SolarCity, Aaron was a Senior Vice President of Development at global real estate developer Lend Lease Corporation. With a focus on Public-Private Partnerships, Aaron led teams of diverse real estate development, finance, legal, asset & property management, and design & construction professionals through the business development and deal structuring of transactions throughout the United States. His accomplishments included numerous privatizations of military family housing projects ranging from $250M to $2.2B in transactional size, and leading the Lend Lease business through its then largest rooftop and ground-mounted distributed generation renewable energy projects.Past career experience also includes a regional Design-Build Director role for Montgomery Waston Harza, and service as an Officer in the US Navy’s Civil Engineer Corps.In 2007, Aaron was recognized as one of Building Design + Construction Magazine’s “40 under 40”, selected in recognition of outstanding leadership in commercial construction. Aaron holds a M.S. degree in Environmental Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo and is a licensed Professional Civil Engineer.
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