Guest Judge: Eric Darling
Founding Partner, Carlisle Tax Credit Advisors
Eric Darling founded Carlisle Tax Credits in 2006 with the goal of bringing innovative structuring to tax credit transactions. Mr. Darling has nearly 30 years of experience in the tax credit syndication industry, assisting developer, owners, syndicators and investors optimize transactions that utilize federal and state tax credit incentives. Using Mr. Darling’s extensive experience in the syndication of tax credits, Carlisle has become one of the most active syndicators of historic tax credits (HTCs) through a series of proprietary funds. Mr. Darling has brought Carlisle into transactions that monetize HTCs, low-income housing tax credits (LIHTCs), solar, wind and biomass tax credits, as well as the advanced manufacturing tax credit for creating manufacturing facilities for alterative energy equipment. Before founding Carlisle, Mr. Darling was a principal in Ernst & Young’s tax credit investment advisory services group, where he focused on tax-advantaged investments during his 12-year tenure. His clients included many of the largest institutional investors, syndication firms and property developers in the country. Mr. Darling holds a bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In addition, Mr. Darling is a frequent conference speaker on the topic of tax equity financing.