Randi Bazemore is an associate in the Community Development Finance group. She handles transactions involving New Markets Tax Credits (NMTCs) as well as Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits (HTCs). She advises investors, lenders, and borrowers on leveraging federal and state tax incentives to develop communities in underserved markets.
I enable catalytic projects in economically underserved communities nationwide that might not otherwise be possible. I represent various investors, lenders (including CDEs and CDFIs), and project sponsors to bring new capital to the community in the form of grocery stores, museums, hotels, medical compounds, health clinics, affordable housing units, community facilities, commercial/retail office complexes, and manufacturing facilities. These projects ultimately foster more jobs and improved goods and services to our local communities.
I assist in bringing life to buildings previously abandoned, neglected, or just in need of significant modernization, while maintaining the culture and integrity of the buildings and the local communities across the country. I represent various changemakers from institutional investors and mission-driven lenders to for-profit developers and nonprofit project sponsors. I focus on tax-advantaged, triple-bottom-line investments that deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits to sponsors and equity investors. I help provide access to a shared history that inspires communities and capitalizes on local assets. Projects include hospitals, historic theaters, educational facilities, and large-scale mixed-use residential/commercial complexes.
I see increased jobs opportunities and a revitalized sense of community as more community development projects are underway. I see neighbors in underserved areas taking an active role in future community development projects to foster a collaborative experience dedicated to meeting the needs of underserved communities and promoting the mission of passionate project investors.
At her prior firm, Randi served as underwriter’s counsel and bond purchaser’s counsel for affordable housing municipal bond transactions involving financing structures such as FHA/GNMA, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, USDA and private placement transactions for new construction, substantial rehab, and preservation deals in rural and urban markets.
District of Columbia
University of Maryland, B.A., Communications
University of Maryland, B.S.Sc., Criminology and Criminal Justice
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