As Director of Real Estate for a private developer she led the financing effort, including accessing tax credits and government subsidies, for a 185-unit mixed-income, mixed-use property LEED certified building in Manhattan.
Valerie Corbett also served as Senior Vice President of Projects and Programs of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, the state benefit authority established after 9/11 to revitalize and rebuild Lower Manhattan, where she oversaw $590 million of new projects.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Edison Schools, Inc., the country’s largest school management company, she managed the capital investment approval process and the company’s $100 million charter school construction loan portfolio; and successfully completed New York City’s uniform land use review process (“ULURP”) to enable the company to build its $125 million headquarters and charter school.
During her career in financial services she was a Partner at Ernst & Young, one of the world’s leading professional services organizations, and served in senior management roles raising capital in the public and private debt markets for corporate clients of the global banks CIBC World Markets, Swiss Bank Corporation and Chase Manhattan Bank.
education and affiliations
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, LEED® Accredited Professional Building Design and Construction (BD+C) designation from the U.S. Green Building Council
GPRO Certified: Fundamentals of Building Green and Operations and Maintenance Essentials
BPI Certified Multifamily Building Analyst (MFBA) and Building Envelope Professional
Retrofit Accelerator Speaker, on behalf of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, to educate the public on how this free program can assist building owners to reduce their operating costs and save money through energy and water efficiency upgrades.
Volunteer Speaker to educate architects and engineers on behalf of the NYC Department of Buildings on Designing for Resiliency: NYC’s New Local Laws implemented after Super Storm Sandy.
Volunteer Speaker for the NYC Mayor’s Office on the NYC Greener Greater Buildings Plan; LL84/09 Benchmarking and LL87/09 Energy Audit & Retro-commissioning.
Memberships: BOMA-NY: Codes & Regulations Committee, Energy & Sustainability Committee; US Green Building Council; Urban Green Council-NY; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE); Association of Energy Engineers -NY; Manhattan Chamber of Commerce: Green Finance Committee & Green Energy Professionals Committee; NY Solar Energy Society; Financial Women’s Association
Real Estate Finance Certificate, New York University; Real Estate Development Certificate, Baruch College; M.A. in International Development, Columbia University; B. Sc. Degree, New York University
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