ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron Halimi has joined Gardner Capital as senior vice president of solar development, it was announced today by the company.
Halimi will oversee Gardner's solar development activities, project acquisitions, and joint development agreements. With nearly 10 years of institutional real estate and solar project development experience, Halimi has evaluated the feasibility of investing in more than $2 billion dollars of real estate and solar across multiple transactions.
"We are excited that Aaron is joining Gardner in this capacity and we look forward to him becoming an integral component to our solar division and a driving force behind its success in the coming years," said Michael Gardner, president of Gardner Capital.
Prior to joining Gardner Capital, Halimi worked at Borrego Solar where he led the origination and development efforts of 43 MWs of solar, across nine separate transactions, representing $100M of solar project finance. In 2014, Borrego Solar recognized him with the Project Developer of the Year and Project of the Year awards for developing the largest project in the company's history at that time.
Prior to his time in the solar industry, Halimi worked in the institutional real estate investment arena and also developed utility scale solar projects on an entrepreneurial basis. His prior experience includes positions with Trammell Crow Company, Pacific Property Company, and retailers.
He received his bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He holds a CA Real Estate Brokers License, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and has been published in "The Business of Sustainability: Trends, Policies, Practices, and Stories of Success, Vol. I-III" (Prager Press, 2011).
About Gardner Capital
Gardner Capital owns and operates several businesses throughout the United States, focusing on development, investment and syndication of tax credits for affordable housing and renewable energy projects. Gardner Capital serves communities in 17 states and has provided more than $1.5 billion in equity for housing and solar projects. The principals, Mark Gardner and Michael Gardner, continue to expand the footprint of Gardner Capital with offices in Springfield, MO., St. Louis, Dallas and Atlanta and staff across the United States.
SOURCE Gardner Capital, Inc.