Chris Diaz, Partner, Seminole Financial Services, LLC
Chris Diaz is a partner with Seminole Financial Services, LLC a full-service national investment management / financial services organization. Mr. Diaz is responsible for the identification, evaluation, and negotiation of renewable energy finance transactions focusing on solar and wind projects between $2 million and $30 million in need of construction / interim financing and permanent debt financing. To date Mr. Diaz has closed over $460 million in Construction and Permanent Financing for Renewable Energy projects, totaling 144 MW.
Seminole Financial Services (SFS) provides construction/interim and permanent debt financing for Renewable Energy Transactions as well as investment management services to various real estate investment vehicles. Currently, SFS manages over $300 million in commercial real estate and renewable energy assets nationwide, for the benefit of various public employee pension and retirement plans.
Chris is a frequent National Speaker at industry conferences regarding Renewable Energy Finance and Energy Credits. He has published multiple articles regarding Renewable Energy Finance. Chris is a member of the Board of Directors for the Distributed Wind Energy Association (DWEA) and an elected Alternate to the Board of Directors for the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA).
Mr. Diaz has been involved with tax credits and financial services for over fifteen years previously with Credit Suisse, MMA Financial, and the Midland Companies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science with emphasis in urban and regional planning from Florida State University and an MBA from Nova Southeastern University.