As a Municipal Advisor, Bradley Payne serves governmental, non-profit and real estate borrowers across the Midwest helping them invest in needed capital projects to grow communities and improve the quality of life for their citizens. Our clients include cities, public school districts, higher education, healthcare, 501 (C) 3’s, developers, special districts, water authorities and various other municipal entities.


Debt Advisory

Bradley Payne leverages decades of experience to deliver innovative solutions for our clients. We help our clients access capital for their projects through multiple tools including municipal bonds, bank loans, public-private partnerships and other options. 


Capital Planning

Our capital planning will assist you in making deliberate decisions about how to use your limited resources in meeting the infrastructure needs you know are coming. Whether it’s a new facility, upgraded equipment, or looming maintenance, it all can be planned and coordinated to better align to your needs and available resources

Economic Development

When it comes to local government economic development financings, we are highly-regarded. We have the knowledge and skills necessary to help get these projects done.

Credits & Incentives

Value Driven Expertise for Growing Businesses.  Bradley Payne guides clients through the complicated world of incentives.  Getting the best corporate incentives — and staying compliant so you receive your awards — is key to maximizing your bottom line.

Innovative solutions

Our broad range of experience spanning many types of financings provides us with the expertise issuers need in today’s ever-changing market.

Proven results

The advice we provide carries the strength of our adept skills and depth of knowledge. The results are evident in the number of long-standing relationships we maintain.


We are an independent Municipal Financial Advisory. We are not tied to any bank or broker dealer. We have a fiduciary focus to serve our clients without restriction or conflict of interest.

Strategic thinking

Delivering custom solutions to meet the unique needs of our clients. Our advice to our clients is based on what is prudent, both today and into the future.

Quantitative methodology

In executing a financing, Bradley Payne works with management to assess the Borrower’s readiness to access the markets; helps to finalize a Plan of Finance; assists in preparing a Request For Proposal (RFP), and helps to evaluate financing partners prior to the closing process.

Clear communications

We boil down complex concepts into straightforward decision points for our clients and their stakeholders.

Team approach

Our clients have access to the full range of knowledge, skills, and abilities within our firm throughout every engagement.


With years of experience working with issuers and borrowers throughout the Midwest, we believe Bradley Payne’s Municipal Advisory team is what sets it apart. With backgrounds in investment banking, local government management, public debt management and credit & incentives, our team is ready to go to work for you. Working as a team, Bradley Payne’s Municipal Advisors and analysts coordinate effectively to pursue responsiveness and seamless account coverage. This approach allows us to be flexible when it comes to meeting our clients’ demands — whether that entails a prompt turnaround of an urgent analysis, or being available to present a topic to a client’s board or governing body on short notice.


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Sycamore Community City School District

Bonds were issued for new construction, improvements, renovations, and additions to the Sycamore High School facilities, providing equipment, furnishings, site development and improvements.

Westerville City Schools Modernization

Bonds were issued for the construction of new school facilities, renovation and improvement of existing school facilities, including safety and security improvements, and furnishing and equipment.