TNG is recognized for its capabilities in:
Project feasibility analysis including preparation of preliminary financial and concept structure.
Project financing strategies and due diligence.
Collaborative negotiation of business terms and underwriting processes with all financing sources.
Coordination of private sector financing and social impact investing for projects ranging from $1.5 to $25 million.
Principal, Sharon L. Nielson, is a leader and innovator, with a demonstrated ability to structure and steward projects that “push the envelope,” both within existing and evolving capital finance strategies.
Sharon understands that sound projects are the product of collaborative finance relationships, working from a common purpose, where project sponsors and funders share and mitigate risk, both through open dialogue and a thorough due diligence process, jointly undertaken by all stakeholders. Sharon embraces challenges as opportunities to grow and enhance project performance.
Sharon’s approach to project finance is grounded in her over 15 years as an independent consultant and business owner, successfully completing a diverse range of projects in urban, suburban, and rural communities. Sharon has substantial experience in successfully obtaining financing for extremely complex transactions – she is known for taking on the “difficult” projects, and seeing those projects through to completion. Sharon’s career path to project finance likewise spans a broad skill set and range of life experiences, both in the public and private sector. Originally from California, Sharon served as an executive of a large coordinating agency in the San Francisco Bay Area, developing a joint public service media campaign among 35 separate provider organizations. Upon relocating to Oregon in 1980, Sharon led the Portland Saturday Market, an open-air crafts market, to grow and thrive even as major Light Rail construction and operation bisected its site. Sharon possesses a deep understanding of the internal and external implications to a sponsor resulting from capital project financing and development. Learning from such collaborative and community based efforts, Sharon brings projects to sustainable fruition.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Science in Management from Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon.