Municipal Markets

The BB&T Capital Markets Municipal Markets Group provides comprehensive capital structure planning and execution for a wide variety of healthcare, specialty housing, governmental, educational and nonprofit entities as well as corporate clients. Our targeted practice ensures that each client has access to seasoned professionals with the experience necessary to navigate the toughest economic environments, while providing guidance and support every step of the way. With a robust distribution platform that reaches the full spectrum of investors, BB&T is able to deliver real-time market intelligence and superior execution for our clients.

Our team is armed with the broadest array of financial tools in the sector allowing us to provide a variety of services to our clients, including:

  • Comprehensive financial advisory services including long-term capital planning, rating agency and credit enhancement strategies, financial policy development and financial modeling
  • Public and private bond underwriting including tax-exempt and taxable financing
  • Bank and private placement financing
  • Interest rate risk management (derivatives and swaps) and advisory services
  • Investment services for bond and loan proceeds

The result: A relationship approach that is focused on you. We leverage years of industry expertise and our broad array of services to execute successful debt issuances and provide you with a feeling of confidence and peace of mind.


We have produced more than 500 successful financings totaling $18.7 billion for healthcare, specialty housing, governmental, educational and nonprofit institutions since the onset of the financial crisis in 2008.

John R. FranklinManaging DirectorHead of Healthcare Finance804-649-3943 email Download My vCard View Bio
Stephen R. ComaManaging DirectorHead of Specialty Housing Group704-954-1595 email Download My vCard View Bio
Richard HarmonManaging DirectorGroup Head, Education Team614-506-1976 email Download My vCard View Bio