Aaron Halimi - President

Aaron Halimi is the Founder and President of Renewable Properties based out of the company’s headquarters in San Francisco, California. As the President, Aaron’s responsibilities include driving strategy and growth for the organization and project partners. With over a decade of solar project development and institutional real estate experience, he has over 500 MWs of direct development experience across multiple transactions and project sites throughout the U.S.   

Prior to founding Renewable Properties, Aaron worked as a Senior Vice President of Solar Development for Gardner Capital where he ran the solar division, overseeing all solar development activities, project acquisitions and joint development agreements. Prior to joining Gardner Capital, Aaron was with Borrego Solar Systems, where he led the origination and development efforts of utility solar projects.  Prior to his professional time in the solar industry, he worked in the institutional real estate investment arena and developed utility scale solar projects on an entrepreneurial basis. 

Aaron holds a CA Real Estate Brokers License and is a LEED Accredited Professional. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. He is also a published author with work appearing in the “The Business of Sustainability: Trends, Policies, Practices, and Stories of Success, Vol. I-III” (Prager Press, 2011).

 Email: aaron@renewprop.com | Direct #530-518-7669

Vince Gibbs - Director of Development 

Vince Gibbs is the Director of Development for Renewable Properties based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California. As a Director of Development, Vince’s responsibilities include overseeing the development of solar projects throughout the United States. He works with various project partners, utilities, landowners, investors, developers and community stakeholders.    

Vince has over 20 years of experience in real estate development, banking, and energy markets. He has been in the solar energy industry for over 7 years and joined the Renewable Properties team in 2017. Prior to joining the team, Vince worked as a project developer for EDF Renewable Energy where he oversaw the development of hundreds of MWs of the company’s solar development pipeline. Prior to joining EDF, Vince was a project developer at Belectric, where he played an integral role in the company’s greenfield development efforts and drove market strategy. Before working in the solar industry, Vince held positions at Calpine, Enron and did real estate development. 

Vince earned his bachelors degree in Business Administration from Morehouse College, with a concentration in Real Estate Finance. Additionally, he holds a certificate in Real Estate Development from the University of Southern California’s Lusk Center for Real Estate. Over the years, Vince has served on various local executive boards and has also served on the Planning Commission for the City of Oakland.

 Email: vince@renewprop.com  | Direct #510-812-3028

Faris Matin - Director of Development

Faris Matin is a Director of Development for Renewable Properties based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco. As a Director of Development, Faris’ responsibilities include originating and executing the development of solar projects across the United States. He works with various project partners, utilities, landowners, investors, developers and community stakeholders. 

Faris has over 14 years of experience in energy and real estate development. He has been in the solar energy industry for over 10 years and joined the Renewable Properties team in 2018. Prior to joining the team, Faris was chief development officer for ImMODO Development where he led the company’s utility scale solar project development efforts throughout the United States. Prior to joining ImMODO Development, Faris was a project development manager at sPower, where he led the development and construction of 175 MWs of large utility scale solar projects in the Antelope Valley of Los Angeles County, CA. Prior to joining sPower, Faris held positions with Borrego Solar and Renewable Energy Trust where he played an integral part in the sale, acquisition, financing and development of commercial solar projects. 

Faris received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Oregon, with a concentration in Finance. Additionally, he has held a CA Real Estate License and completed coursework in Real Estate Finance, Investments and Development at the University of San Diego School of Business. 

Email: faris@renewprop.com  | Direct #619-817-5678

 

Bill Love - Project Developer

Bill Love is a Project Developer for Renewable Properties based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California. As a Project Developer, Bill’s responsibilities include locating land suitable for solar farm development and being the primary liaison with landowners and local community stakeholders.

Bill has been in the solar energy industry since 2009 and joined Renewable Properties in 2018. Prior to joining the team, Bill worked as a Project Developer for ReneSola where he focused on developing utility-scale solar projects throughout Northern California. Prior to joining ReneSola, he worked as a Project Developer for Stellar Energy developing solar projects for commercial and industrial customers. Before that, Bill was a Director of Operations for Foresight Solar where he did solar project site acquisition work, fatal flaw analysis and was responsible for development cash management. 

Bill is a licensed California Real Estate Salesperson. He earned his Masters Degree in International Affairs at Columbia University and his Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University.

Email: bill@renewprop.com | Direct #415-990-9411
 

 

 

Florentino Soria - Development Analyst

Florentino Soria is a Development Analyst for Renewable Properties based out of the company’s corporate headquarters in San Francisco, California. As a Development Analyst, Florentino’s responsibilities include analytical support for the development and financing activities of solar projects throughout the United States. He works with a team of developers and project partners on a variety of research initiatives, project specific diligence, financial modeling and transaction support.  

Florentino has been in the renewable energy industry for nearly four years. Prior to joining the Renewable Properties team in 2018, Florentino worked as a Business Associate for NextEra Energy where he worked on a variety of financing and strategic initiatives including corporate and project finance transactions totaling over $2.5B of committed capital. Prior to joining NextEra, Florentino worked for PNC Financial Services Company under their Tax Credit Investment Group focusing on cash flow management and risk analysis on a portfolio of real estate assets. Prior to joining PNC, he worked for International Electric Power, an Independent Power Producer focused on building and acquiring power assets in emerging markets. 

Florentino earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master of Science in Economic Policy from Carnegie Mellon University.

 Email: florentino@renewprop.com  | Direct #714-276-4057