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Director of Real Estate, reNRG Partners

Sebastian Grunebaum


Director of Real Estate, 12/2021-Present

  • Oversee all aspects of early-stage project origination, including site selection and land acquisition
  • Work collaboratively with engineering team and land filtering partner to identify optimal real estate by evaluating grid capacity and suitability of land for solar and storage development
  • Guide land acquisition campaigns throughout various regions across the U.S. by identifying target properties and recruiting, onboarding, and managing a team of land agents who are responsible for engaging with targeted landowners and negotiating site control agreements
  • Manage GIS platforms and proprietary internal databases that play a critical role in guiding land acquisition campaigns. Utilize these platforms and databases to perform due diligence on acquisition targets


Associate Manager – Investment Management, 6/2021-12/2021
Senior Associate, 7/2020-6/2021
Associate, 7/2019-6/2020
Analyst, 4/2019-6/2019

  • Led due diligence projects on acquisition targets for leading hedge funds and private equity firms (AUMs ranging from $500M-$60B)
  • Project manager leading a four-person team. Coordinated work among team, performed industry and firm-specific research on target company, collaborated with subject matter experts for input, and presented research results to clients
  • Sourced, onboarded, and managed an internal database of C-level executives at Fortune 500 companies to help with project-specific research requests and to market to clients as resources
  • Monitored IPOs, M&As, and other market developments within clients’ coverage areas to proactively pitch consulting services
  • Grew business and market share with top clients; largest 4 clients (average AUM of $30B) grew 73% CAGR between 7/2019-12/2021


BA, Economics and International Relations
University of St Andrews, Scotland: 2014-2018

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