Our Financing Approach

Let’s Move Your Project Forward

PACE Equity is the leader in C-PACE funding for development projects. We’ve been closing C-PACE deals since the first legislation was available in 2010, and we keep working to improve our customer’s experience. When you work with us, you’ll get a partner focused on you and your seamless experience. We are proud of our 4.95 / 5.0 customer rating because we are passionate about our customers and their successes.


Top 10 Reasons to use PACE Equity for your Capital Stack

PACE Equity believes in the power of C-PACE financing to help our customers achieve financial success. We strive to improve our planet by helping customers develop sustainable projects that maximize energy savings and reduce carbon emissions while improving financial outcomes. We are committed to leading the use of C-PACE financing to improve buildings and our world.

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Unique End-to-End Execution

With over 200 projects under our belts, we’ve learned a few things. We created a unique process so you get the most funding and the longest amortization term – every time. We provide step-by-step guidance, in-house engineering, project governance and project funding – all with a seamless end-to-end experience. When we commit to funding, we always deliver. In fact, we have a 100% track record of funding delivery.

Let us manage the details:

PACE Equity’s capital not only boosted our overall returns, but their Fast Track™ process and engineering prowess made working with them an easy choice.
Ebbie Nakhjavani
Chief Executive Officer, EKN Development Group

Work Directly with the Decision Maker

We have our own fund and make our own investment decisions for both our traditional PACE Equity funding and our CIRRUS Low Carbon funding. 

  • You don’t wait for outside approvals.
  • We give binding commitments rather than term sheets
  • You have direct access to decision makers during the underwriting process

Since 2014, we have funded C-PACE projects in innovative ways. We pursue better buildings that improve customer returns. We put the customer at the center of all that we do.

Low Carbon Center of Excellence

This PACE Equity in-house team of engineering professionals perform all energy audits and required reporting for C-PACE financing in your area. Using their extensive experience, they find ways to overcome funding limits and maximize the financing amount and amortization term for your project.

When you pursue CIRRUS Low Carbon financing through PACE Equity, the Low Carbon Center of Excellence team delivers practical and straightforward guidance so you can qualify for the lower rate financing with the lowest possible incremental cost.

"One word: unbelievable. The people at PACE Equity are professionals. They are good people who are determined to make every project successful. I have used them before and plan to use them again.”
Joe Caradonna
President, Koucar Management

C-PACE Firsts

PACE Equity is the pioneer in C-PACE funding. We have worked on hundreds of C-PACE projects, and we will work with you on funding for your important projects.

Here are a few of our key wins:

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FIRST to Offer Investment-Grade Green Bond Featuring CIRRUS Low Carbon Assets.

Provided by Calvert Impact Capital, Powered by CIRRUS Low Carbon

FIRST C-PACE projects to include:

FIRST C-PACE projects in many places:

FIRST New Construction C-PACE projects in:

"The speed and simplicity of the transaction was excellent. It was an A+."
Jeff Orduno
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Legal Officer
Urban Equity Properties LLC

Lender Consent Across the Capital Stack

We work closely with your senior lender. We help them understand that C-PACE financing doesn’t mean losing any rights or remedies to protect their security interests. In our experience, 8 out of 10 deals at PACE Equity start with primary lenders who are unaware or uncomfortable with C-PACE. If this happens to you, don’t be surprised!

Over 300 lenders across the U.S. (large and small), have already consented to C-PACE in the capital stacks they fund. We’ve talked to lenders hundreds of times and are experts at educating lenders on the merits of C-PACE.

Read our Insights article on Educating Senior Lenders