Monica Clark Petersen, Principal
Ms. Petersen joined her father and twin sister at S.B. Clark Companies in 2012 and became a shareholder in 2018. Ms. Petersen leads the NMTC side of the business representing clients’ projects and facilitating relationships with Community Development Entities (CDEs) and NMTC industry partners. Ms. Petersen works to structure and model the complex tax credit financings, works closely with clients to understand their businesses and community impacts, coordinates project and program timelines and assures that projects have the highest opportunity of receiving NMTC investment in a highly competitive program. Ms. Petersen also supports the LIHTC side of the business, completing LIHTC applications, advising clients on financing structures and opportunities, and occasionally working to combine NMTC and LIHTC financing for complex and impactful projects.
Prior to joining S.B. Clark Companies, Ms. Petersen worked as a major gifts fundraiser for the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs and College of Architecture and Planning. Ms. Petersen also brings international experience as a former International Fellow at Ngee Ann Polytechnic in Singapore and through a one-year study abroad program in ten different Asian countries. Ms. Petersen graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Puget Sound and is currently a candidate for a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Colorado Denver.
In 2015, Ms. Petersen completed the Real Estate Diversity Initiative (REDI) program, sponsored by the Denver Office of Economic Development and Urban Land Institute, helping lead her team through the full development process of a local affordable housing project. Ms. Petersen Co-Chairs her alma mater’s Alumni Club and serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at CU Denver’s School of Public Affairs. In 2010 Ms. Petersen completed the Downtown Denver Partnership Leadership Class and in 2011 participated in the Denver Community Leadership Forum (DCLF) at the School of Public Affairs. In 2017, Ms. Petersen passed the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s Series 50 test to be licensed as a “municipal advisor” under the Dodd-Frank legislation.