Texas Border Business
He was a member of the City of Mission Planning and Zoning Commission from 2004 to 2009, serving as chair for his final two years. As such, he has developed a deep understanding of the infrastructure needs of the Rio Grande Valley, one of the fastest-growing regions of the United States, with a population now exceeding 1.3 million.
“As Siebert Cisneros Shank continues to grow our presence in South Texas, we are uniquely positioned to understand the needs of the communities we serve, specifically in the Rio Grande Valley, other border cities and counties in the south of the state, and the Corpus Christi area on the Gulf of Mexico,” said Henry Cisneros, Principal and Chairman of the firm’s Executive Committee and former U.S. HUD Secretary, and Mayor of San Antonio.
“There are a great many infrastructure needs in this area, particularly schools, and we have the personnel, the experience and the knowledge to deliver for this region and the entire state. I am thrilled to have Geraldo on board and I know he will help us expand our footprint in this important market.”
Since its founding in 1996, the firm has funded over 2.5 trillion of critical capital and infrastructure financing needs. “Everything in Texas is bigger and that includes infrastructure,” said Keith Richard, Managing Director and head of the Texas region. “In the past 20 years, we have served as senior manager for $12.7 billion in bonds for major public infrastructure in this state and we are always exploring new ways to expand and take on new challenges. As our state recovers from Hurricane Harvey, we will be faced with an enormous amount of need in terms of repairing and rebuilding our roads, levies, power plants, water and sewer systems and other vital public utilities. Looking forward, we will also be embracing opportunities to improve resiliency and create stronger systems.”
A graduate of St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, where he received a BBA in Corporate Finance, Mr. Perez was awarded the Presidential Scholarship.
“I am excited to join such a dynamic and accomplished firm,” said Mr. Perez. “I have seen first-hand the pressing needs of the Rio Grande Valley region and I believe that SCSCO will play a vital role in helping to ensure these fast-growing communities have the vital infrastructure in place to thrive into the future,” he finalized.