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10Oct 2018

How To Finance Brownfield Developments Using C-PACE

I recently spoke at the 2018 Rhode Island Infrastructure Summit on the important topic of Accelerating Clean Energy Projects on Brownfield Properties. Brownfield sites have been gaining traction as federal and local governments work to transform these properties from environmental challenges to positive producers for local economies. Accelerating […]
20Sep 2018

How To Complete Development Projects in Ohio Using PACE Equity

Lowering the cost of your capital can mean the difference between pursuing a project and forgoing an opportunity. Whether you are developing a new commercial property or updating a current one, new and innovative funding sources you can apply to your project are always welcome. PACE Equity’s funding is a new source of lower cost capital. Complex […]
26Jan 2018

The ROI of Smart Buildings

More than ever today, there are technologies which make buildings "smart". These go for beyond what people normally think of (Alexa and Nest), helping to manage large commercial buildings and improve the tenants expierence. With the advancement of these technologies, there is now a return on investment for building owners and developers which […]
24Jan 2018

Virginia is Open For Business!

PACE Equity financing is now available in Virginia! After many years in development, Virginia is the 20th state to go live with PACE financing. Arlington County has become the first jurisdiction to offer this unique financing program. Additionally, Loudon County voted 9-0 to begin the framework to offer PACE financing as well. PACE Equity's […]
19Sep 2017

PACE Equity Colorado Market Leader Authors Article in Colorado Real Estate Journal

Mezzanine financing is a tried and true method for CRE projects to obtain alternative capital. However, the cost of mezz can be prohibitively high. Fortunately, there is an alternative. PACE Financing continues to be a tool which building owners and real estate developers are interested to use for their property renovation or development projects, […]
08Jun 2017

Alternative Strategies to Funding Hospitality Development Projects

The hospitality industry continues to be an attractive sector for developers. Hotels grew revenue per available room (RevPAR) by more than 3% in 2016, and that growth is expected to continue in 2017. However, funding for hospitality development is becoming harder to obtain, largely because many banks are concerned that the growth trend is nearing […]
06Jun 2017

HUD Guidelines & Requirements For PACE: The Pros and Cons

In early January, we provided a synopsis on the guidance issued by HUD on January 11th, 2017, which allows for PACE Equity financing on project which has a HUD mortgage or guarantee. Currently, PACE is active in 18 states including the District of Columbia. Each of those states have different PACE guidelines & requirements that can impact the HUD […]
01Jun 2017

The Better Way to Finance Ground Source Heat Pump Systems: Part 2

In part 1 of this blog, we covered what a Ground Source Heat Pump (GSHP) system is and the benefits, which include: Increased tenant comfort through zone controls Substantially reduced utility/maintenance costs Decreased mechanical space And more! Building owners and developers have been reluctant to make the larger upfront investment to install a […]
25May 2017

Benefits of Ground Source Heat Pumps for Commercial Properties: Part 1

The history of Ground Source Heat Pumps dates to the early 20th century when the idea of extracting energy from the earth using a heat pump was first proposed and patented in Switzerland. Roughly 40 years later in 1950, the first ground source heat pump (also called GSHP) system was installed in Canada, and is still in operation today. While […]
23Mar 2017

Case Study: How PACE Works With a Complex Capital Stack for New Development

The Laacke & Joys Building in Milwaukee, WI was a brownfield former manufacturing facility converted to an office complex using a capital stack including PACE Equity financing. PACE Equity was engaged to assist with the redevelopment of the former Laacke & Joys Building on Milwaukee’s riverfront into new construction offices. This project is the […]

 


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