Stern Brothers & Co.
6 Colonial Drive
Huntington, NY 11743
Donna J. LoCascio joined Stern Brothers & Co. as Managing Director, opening up the New York office in January 2013. She is nationally recognized in the structuring and marketing of municipal, and public-private project finance debt. Donna has an extensive credit background having structured and placed numerous transactions in renewable energy, housing, special assessments, mixed use land development, student housing, education, senior living, transportation, and lease structures. She has experience working with many of the non-traditional financing tools such as new market tax credits, federal Income Tax Credit (ITC) grants, Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) grants, equity, EB-5 programs, and senior/subordinate structures.
Donna brings to Stern Brothers over 25 years of experience in U.S. municipal credit market. Donna began her career at Merrill Lynch Capital Markets as a single-family housing analyst. She has also worked with Drexel Burnham Lambert and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette. While at DLJ, she was honored as the Global-Guaranty All-American Municipal Analyst in Transportation for three consecutive years. Donna joined the investment banking team at George K. Baum & Co. in 1996, and also worked as the firm’s high yield specialist, utilizing her outstanding relationships with the institutional investment community to successfully finance over $1.5 billion in lower rated or unrated project finance debt. Donna is a member of the Municipal Analyst Group of New York (MAGNY) and the National Federation of Municipal Analyst (NFMA). She has been recognized on numerous occasions for her outstanding credit skills by Global Guaranty and Smith’s Municipal All-Stars.
She graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a Bachelors degree in Economics.