Paul Severn is a Principal at InLight Real Estate Partners with a focus on the firm’s Corporate Client Solutions practice. Paul has over 30 years of capital markets, structured finance, and banking experience.
Prior to joining the firm, Paul spent 25-years in the Corporate and Investment Banking Division of Truist/SunTrust. Paul co-founded SunTrust’s Structured Real Estate Group in 1998 providing build-to-suit and sale/leaseback expertise to corporate clients. Paul helped lead the transition of the group from transaction advisory to principal investment, becoming the first bank to invest equity and debt capital into corporate, net-lease transactions. After leading the Structured Real Estate Group, Paul became the Group Head for SunTrust’s Equipment Finance Group in 2013. Paul converted the group from a stand-alone business into a client-centric product team significantly expanding the groups origination activity. This included creating a Project Finance team that invested tax-equity and debt into energy infrastructure transactions, primarily utility-scale solar and wind assets.
Paul held prior positions in capital markets and investment management with U.S. Bank and Travelers.
Paul has a Finance degree from the University of North Dakota and an MBA from the University of Minnesota. Paul and his wife Kim have two adult sons and live in Atlanta, GA.