James Magowan - Managing Director & Impact Investments Team
James Magowan Joined SRA in April 2010 to build on their track record of success in investment banking for renewable energy and sustainable materials sectors.
With a background as a Principal in real estate development, consulting, and executive management, James joined Johnson Capital, one of the largest national real estate investment banks. As an Analyst and Director from 2001 to 2008, James worked with a dynamic team to structure and place several hundred million of debt and equity for public and private companies nationally and internationally.
He specialized in opportunistic “business plan” financings for institutional investors. For clients that included land, hotel, housing, retail and office owners and developers, James structured investments from endowments, pension funds, opportunity funds, and various debt sources. His assignments included engagements with such public clients as Winston Hotels (WXH), Goldman Sachs (GS), and LNR Property (LNR).
James has also raised capital for urban green housing and urban redevelopment projects, employing tax credits and structured project finance.
In 2005, James launched Housing MicroFinance, LLC to provide strategic advisory services to development banks on housing and inclusive housing finance globally. His advisory assignments have included work with Nederlandse Financieringsmaatschappij voor Ontwikkelingslanden (FMO), Swiss Fund for Emerging Markets (SIFEM), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and World Bank/International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Since joining SRA, James has focused his efforts on the investment banking needs of public and private companies and funds in the areas of housing, renewable energy, energy efficiency, inclusive finance (microfinance) and health.
James holds an AB from Harvard University and an MBA from IMD International. He is an Alumni Advisory Board Member of the Harvard Real Estate Academic Initiative and serves on the Advisory Board of Swiss holding company, Global Microfinance Group.