As a Development Officer at Walnut Street Finance, Melissa works closely with real estate investors and borrowers helping to structure and originate real estate loans. Prior to becoming a Development Officer, she was Walnut Street Finance’s Portfolio Manager, performing comparative market analysis and risk assessment as well as due diligence and closing logistics for the loan origination team. In addition, she managed the strategy, design, and implementation of public relations efforts to stakeholders and media in order to build brand awareness as well as develop and maintain a strong client base. Melissa has more than 12 years of operational, communications and project management experience in the real estate and construction industries with 8 additional years of experience managing large-scale projects and campaigns for corporate and government clients.
Melissa graduated cum laude from North Carolina State University School of Design and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Design.