Head of Utilities - InfrastructureCarolyn Arida
Carolyn brings 15 years of industry experience to the Firm and is a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. As a Managing Director and Head of Utilities in the Transactions group, she spearheads Harrison Street’s Power, Energy & Utility efforts and is responsible for originating, underwriting and executing new transactions for the Firm’s infrastructure platform. She also supports development of investment strategies and leads efforts to develop joint venture relationships with operating partners. Carolyn has supported over $10 billion of total project costs throughout her career.
Prior to joining Harrison Street, Carolyn served as Vice President at GE Energy Financial Services. During her time at GE, she led new product introductions and first of their kind transactions including the first US offshore wind financing and the first Japanese solar project financing. Prior to GE, Carolyn was a Senior Associate at Atlantic Power Corporation responsible for commercial development. She started her career at GE Energy Financial Services focused on executing new power and renewables transactions and restructuring thermal, midstream and renewables investments.
Carolyn holds a BA in Economics, a BSBA in Finance and an MBA from Boston University.