Innovative Financing Solutions for Resiliency

Led by John Markowitz, Assistant Treasurer at Transurban

October 1, 2020 11:00 am – 12:30 pm EST | Watch recorded session

John Markowitz, Assistant Treasurer at Transurban, will present on “Innovative Financing Solutions for Resiliency.” He’ll discuss value capture mechanisms from his time as an investment banker and at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ Development and Finance Agency. He’ll also discuss the first ever tax-exempt Sustainability Bond issuance in the nation as Treasurer at the MBTA, climate resiliency efforts at the MBTA, and sustainability and resiliency efforts at his new company, Transurban including how congestion pricing/dynamic priced lanes affects sustainability and financing.



John Markowitz is Assistant Treasurer at Transurban, North America managing treasury functions for the company’s toll road assets and operations. He plays key roles in structuring, negotiating and financing large-scale transportation infrastructure developments and bid submissions from project inception and construction, through operation.

John previously served as Treasurer at the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the oldest and fifth-largest mass transit agency in the country where he managed the Authority’s $5 billion debt portfolio and $1.5 billion in cash and investments to support an $8 billion capital investment plan and $2 billion operating budget. As Treasurer, John also focused on business process improvements, climate resiliency, sustainability, innovation and risk helping to overhaul the Authority’s insurance portfolio.

Before that John worked at MassDevelopment, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts’ development and finance agency, managing infrastructure bond programs. He started his career in bonds and infrastructure at Stifel financing infrastructure for municipalities and real estate developers across the US to stimulate economic development and redevelopment. His primary focus was value capture bonds.

John is a frequent speaker on infrastructure and transportation finance. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Virginia.

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