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Griselda Blackburn Bio

Griselda Blackburn, Vice President

Griselda blackburn, VICE President

gblackburn@centuryurban.com
(510) 844-7777

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Griselda Blackburn has over 10 years of experience in providing real estate, financial, and economic advisory services to municipal and institutional clients.  She previously served as Vice President and Assistant Portfolio Manager for BlackRock, Inc. where she assisted in launching the firm’s first land development fund. Her responsibilities included conducting an economic feasibility study, developing the fund’s investment strategy, authoring the private placement memorandum and performing the initial underwriting for several high profile investment opportunities to seed the new fund. Furthermore, Griselda was responsible for directing portfolio operations for two real estate multifamily funds including strategic direction, property operations, and acquisition and disposition opportunities. 

Griselda has developed complex investment models for new real estate investment products to test return projections and formulate investment strategy.  She has extensive experience in developing cash flow models, conducting financial feasibility studies, and assisting public sector clients in the structuring of bond transactions. Griselda has served as a financial advisor to several large city, county and state governments in executing tax-exempt bond transactions and transactions involving public-private partnerships. 

Griselda received a bachelor’s degree in environmental economics from the University of California, Berkeley and a master’s degree in finance and economics from the University of Texas, Austin.