Hope Scarpinato joined the firm as a consultant in the Orlando office in 2011. Hope is a member of the Transportation Group focusing on port authorities and toll road financing. Hope specializes in financial modeling, long term capital planning, capacity analysis, debt structuring and rating strategies. Hope creates and assists in the development of specialized quantitative models used to help clients with their unique financings, including those facilitating the attainment of Transportation Infrastructure Financing and Innovation Act (“TIFIA”) loans.
She supported the Central Florida Expressway Authority through the TIFIA loan process for the Wekiva Parkway, which resulted in TIFIA’s lowest recorded long-term loan at a rate of 1.23% and an initiative to reduce their swap exposure from $1 billion to $500 million. Other notable clients include Canaveral Port Authority, Jacksonville Port Authority, Port Tampa Bay, Port of New Orleans, North Carolina Ports Authority, Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority, and North Carolina Turnpike Authority.