Managing Partner, Thalia Development LLC
Marie-Noёlle Brisson brings a long track record in commercial real estate underwriting, investment and asset management in the US and Europe.
She is an expert in real estate economics as a Valuer, Rating Analyst, Real Estate Loan Special Servicer, Investor, Issuer and Lender. She held executive positions at Bank of America, Security Pacific Bank, Ernst & Young, the World Bank, GMAC Commercial Mortgage, Standard & Poors and Cushman & Wakefield.
While at S&P, where she headed Servicer Evaluations for EMEA, she focused on operational risks and transparency to investors, raising the bar for Issuers’ pre-sales reports and Servicers’ investor reporting.
Coming full circle, her financial focus for large employers or clients has shifted to building the business case for sustainable projects, in particular, those involving parks and open spaces where she started a rewarding urban planning career. She is a Managing Partner with Thalia LLC, a brownfield redeveloper, making a difference in cleaning up polluted sites and by incubating clean water technology companies. Believing that “the strategy lies in the execution”, she honed her operational review skills through several M&A transactions and obtaining a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Her professional designations include MAI (Member of the Appraisal Institute), FRICS (Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors), and CRE (The Counselors of Real Estate). She is involved with corporate and data governance, is a certified non-executive director from IFA (Institut Français des Administrateurs) and serves on several professional organization boards in Europe and the US, including CRE. She is a volunteer with Bankers Without Borders, an arm of the Grameen Foundation, and is a mentor in Startupbootcamp, a global network of startup accelerators.
She holds a MA from Sciences-Po Paris, and a post MA from the Urban Planning Institute of Paris and is a graduate from NYU’s Schak Institute where she also taught as an Adjunct Professor.
Marie-Noëlle currently lives in Dallas and is a member of ULI, the Greater Dallas Planning Council, and NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors).