As Chief Financial Officer for The Benoit Group, Lisa Lepper Nordel is responsible for the executive oversight of the company’s financial administration. Specifically, Ms. Nordel directs financial planning and accounting practices, while managing finance partnerships with lending institutions, investors, clients and the financial community.
Ms. Nordel and her team are responsible for project acquisitions and new development closings for conventional and affordable housing projects, as well as forecasting and management reporting. In this capacity, she is responsible for financial analysis and overall project feasibility, by arranging and negotiating optimal debt and equity financing structures. Ms. Nordel oversees the asset management of projects during development and lease-up, until stabilization and permanent financing is secured.
Ms. Nordel is responsible for all finance related assignments as it relates to the firm’s consulting business for both domestic and international clients. Her extensive experience is applied to evaluate and secure acquisition, as well as conventional and affordable housing development opportunities.
Ms. Nordel has more than 17 years of experience in finance and accounting in the real estate industry. Prior to joining The Benoit Group, Ms. Nordel directed the asset management of a $300 million senior housing portfolio, a $380 million retail portfolio, and various commercial and office properties for Starwood Capital Group. Her role included the analysis of investment opportunities, implementing the most viable refinancing, disposition, partner buy-out, re-development and work-out strategies.
Ms. Nordel has also served as controller, responsible for supervising accounting functions for a diverse real estate portfolio that included 150 commercial, retail, hotel and residential properties; with an estimated value of $3.5 billion.
Her earlier career experiences included, regional controller in the asset management division for a national insurance company; supervising the accounting function for a $600 million real estate portfolio; and managing the portfolio accounting and financial statement consolidation for select, high profile investors.
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Ms. Nordel earned a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ohio State University. She is a certified public accountant, and an active member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.