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Thomas K. Beckett joined NW Financial Group LLC in February of 2013. Mr. Beckett brings with him over twenty five years of experience in all sectors of municipal finance including higher education, government and non-profit finance. Prior to joining NW Financial, Mr. Becket served as President of his firm T.K. Beckett Associates, LLC where he advised government and non-profit clients on interest rate management (swaps) products, balance sheet management, project finance, commercial credit and capital markets transaction advice.
Mr. Beckett has structured, underwritten or served as advisor on more than $8 billion in tax-exempt transactions. Tom has developed a particular expertise in project financing involving multiple governmental, private, and non-profit parties.
Some notable deals include a Project financing and consulting on $140 million convention center/hotel development. Mr. Beckett was the lead negotiator for final risk and return sharing structure between the Authority and its private sector developer. He developed a plan of finance that increased Authority’s debt capacity by $15 million and led negotiations between Authority, City and County participants. Mr. Becket assisted local legislative delegation in crafting new legislation for a state sales tax increment financing vehicle to fill a portion of a $20 million capital gap, presented testimony in litigation brought by project opponents and communicated plan of finance and project justification in multiple public presentations, television and print media over the course of four years.
Mr. Becket also completed two project financings sponsored by a not-for-profit developer in North Philadelphia. Project financing and requisite governmental approvals completed under extremely tight time frame and large working group including representatives from the University, non-profit, construction manager, governmental authorities, banking, legal and investment banking fields. Second financing was completed during the height of the credit crisis and involved multiple layers of subordinated debt and equity provided by foundation and governmental lenders.
Mr. Beckett is a founding Trustee of the Community Trust of Pennsylvania, an organization dedicated to serving the financial needs of the disabled. During his tenure as trustee, the Trust has grown to custodial assets of $50 million in ten years. He is also President of the board of the Arc of Chester County, Pennsylvania, an organization delivering educational and therapeutic services to disabled children and adults in Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Bachelor of Arts, History
Fels Center of Government
– Masters of Governmental Administration (M.G.A.)
School of Business and Management
– Advanced studies in corporate finance
7 (Full Registration/General Securities Representative)
50 (Municipal Advisor Representative)
52 (Municipal Securities)
63 (Uniform Securities Agent)
Contact Thomas at email@example.com