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PACE Updates

PACE Market Newsletter: October 2016


PACENation webinar commercial real estate

The Commercial Real Estate market is among the most viable sector of buildings to take advantage of PACE financing. This webinar will discuss some of the best ways to pitch PACE to property owners and those involved with making final decisions related to energy upgrades. Topics will cover: the best talking points for capturing the interest of CRE decision makers; understanding the financial impact of various lease structures; the cost of PACE debt vs. traditional debt and equity; and more. Click to register…  Speakers include:

  • George Caraghiaur, Senior Fellow, PACENation
  • L. Jean Dunn, Founder and CEO, Structured Finance Associates
  • Abby Johnson, President, Abacus Property Solutions & Atlantic PACE
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PACE in TX: Travis and Williamson counties’ PACE programs close $3 million in PACE Projects with the Simon Property Group


Barton Creek Square Mall – Austin, TX

Source: TX PACE Authority

AUSTIN – The Travis and Williamson counties’ PACE programs closed their first commercial projects today, totaling $3 million in financing for energy and water saving retrofits to three Simon Property Group malls:  Barton Creek Square in Austin, Lakeline Mall in Cedar Park, and the Round Rock Premium Outlets.

“These projects are exactly what we had in mind when the legislature created PACE,” said Texas Rep. Jim Keffer, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee and the PACE bill author. “The upgrades will save water and energy, improve the tax base in these communities, and provide long-term financing for the property owners. Truly a win-win-win for Texas.”

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Resources & Downloads

PACENation’s Consumer Protection Policies

PACENation’s consumer protection policies (CPP Version 1) represent the strongest protections and disclosures for homeowners investing in energy efficiency or renewable energy.

Study: PACE Makes Homes More Valuable

In the first economic study of homes with PACE upgrades, three different methodologies and three home price indices were examined and all turned up the same results; PACE is good for the resale value of homes, even after taking into account the financing costs. Published in the Journal of Structured Finance January 2016.

Whitepaper: Benefits of PACE for Commercial Real Estate Companies

For commercial real estate property owners, PACE financing can remove the typical barriers to the implementation of energy efficiency improvements. In this whitepaper, George Caraghiaur explains how to take advantage of the many benefits PACE provides to commercial real estate companies.

Q2 2016 C-PACE Market Update

In the second quarter of 2016, the commercial PACE market continued to grow as PACE programs provided financing for 40 commercial projects that amounted to $25 million in total funding.