Christopher Germain founded Piping Rock Partners in 2006. Mr. Germain leads Piping Rock's acquisition, due diligence, transaction structuring, asset management, and property management activities. Mr Germain is also responsible for capital raising activities, including joint venture equity, partnership equity and debt financing initiatives. Mr. Germain has over 25 years of experience in banking, capital markets, real estate, asset management and property management.
Prior to establishing Piping Rock Partners, he was an Executive Director in the Structured Products Group at CIBC World Markets. At CIBC, Mr. Germain led transaction teams responsible for the origination and syndication of approximately $3.9 billion in domestic and cross-border tax and asset-based structured financings, including almost $1 billion in privately placed debt and equity for commercial real estate across numerous market cycles.
Previously, Mr. Germain was associated with Citicorp Securities in the firm's Global Asset-Based Finance Group and the Global Aviation Group, based in New York and London. Mr Germain received a B.A. in History from the University of New Hampshire. Mr. Germain is a full member of the Urban Land Institute , an Advisory Council Member of the National Multifamily Housing Council and a member of the Stewardship Circle of the National Park Foundation.