is a Vice President in the Structured Lending and Investments group within Citi Community Capital (CCC), a department within Citi Municipal Securities Division responsible for the bank’s community development lending and investing activities.
Since joining CCC in 2014, Melissa had been involved in the origination, structuring and closing of various structured debt and equity financing solutions specializing in multifamily affordable housing finance. She works closely with for-profit and nonprofit developers, city and state agencies and low income tax credit syndicators to structure and close transactions totaling more than $1.2B in debt originations.
Prior to this role, Melissa was a Vice President in Citigroup’s Global Retail Banking Finance group where she worked with the global and regional CFOs and business heads to drive strategic initiatives. She was an equity research associate at Susquehanna Financial Group covering the Managed Care and Hospital & Facilities sectors prior to rejoining Citigroup. Melissa started her career at Citigroup in 2009 as a financial analyst in Corporate Mergers & Acquisitions where she analyzed and executed divestitures, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring opportunities across all geographies and business segments on behalf of the firm.
Ms. Lockett was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Plymouth, MA. She graduated Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BBA in Finance & Operations Management. She is also registered with FINRA with Series 7, 52, 63, 86 and 87 and securities licenses.