Inspired by the principles of “sustainability” and the opportunity to build a leading-edge business practice at CBRE, Ron Monat launched the Renewable Energy Group in early 2009. National, state and local programs were being formulated to stimulate this exciting new growth area and CBRE had much to contribute. The City of Phoenix, in particular, expressed ambitious aspirations to become the “Silicon Valley of Solar” and began to aggressively recruit energy technology and manufacturing companies from around the world.
Mr. Monat brings a wealth of experience to his current assignment. Over 30 years in business development with Fortune 500 companies has provided him expertise in numerous industries including energy, commercial real estate, consumer products and technology. Mr. Monat has managed a wide range of national businesses for corporations such as General Mills, Warner-Lambert, International Playtex and GlaxoSmithKline.
As Director Renewable Energy Group for CBRE, Mr. Monat assists developers, technology companies and land owners to site, fund and joint-venture for the development of power plants. A wide array of technologies is supported including solar, wind, biomass and geothermal.
Mr. Monat participates in numerous business development and legislative venues to promote the growth of the renewable energy industry. As well, the CBRE Renewable Energy Group helps address a major industry hurdle by offering debt and lease financing solutions for start-up and established energy companies throughout the U.S. and in selected international markets.
Mr. Monat has honed his finance and marketing skills with an undergraduate degree from Boston University and his MBA from Columbia University. Ron’s assignment at the Pentagon while in the U.S. Army incorporated computer simulation modeling and helped earn him The Army Commendation Medal.
- Utility-Scale Renewable Energy Power Plants
- Solar, Wind, Biomass and Geothermal
- Project Financing
- Siting of Renewable Energy Power Plants
- Acquisition/Disposition of Sites and Power Plants
- Funding via Lease and Debt Instruments
- Development of Co-Generation and JV Opportunities