CounterpointeSRE Closes $10.5 Million PACE For A Historic Landmark Property In Sacramento
- Date: 5 October 2018
- Source: CounterpointeSRE
Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate Announces the Closing of a $10.5 million C-PACE Financing for a Historic Landmark Property in Downtown Sacramento
ANNAPOLIS, Md. and OLD GREENWICH, Conn., Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate in strategic alliance of Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc. (“Hannon Armstrong,”) (NYSE: HASI) – announced today that it has closed a $10.5 million, 25 year, Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing for energy efficiency measures and seismic strengthening of a new Hyatt Centric Hotel in downtown Sacramento, California.
The Hyatt Centric Hotel, which will be constructed at 1128 7th Street – the site of the landmark Hotel Clayton (built in 1911) – will be a 172 room, 11 story, ‘upscale’ property, adjacent to the Golden 1 Center, the home of the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. The new construction will preserve and integrate the original façade of the 1911 building.
“We are very excited to play a role in financing this highly resilient and sustainable Hyatt-brand hotel,” said Eric Alini, managing partner at CounterpointeSRE. “As more travelers expect environmentally responsible lodging, hotel properties are an ideal use of PACE financing. Property owners can use PACE to increase guest comfort and satisfaction and preserve capital and equity at the same time,” Alini continued.
By utilizing PACE instead of a larger first mortgage, Hyatt Centric was also able to save an additional $1.5 million in interest payments over three years.
CBRE Senior Vice President Marc Sallette, added, “PACE filled a very important gap in the capital stack to complete this loan and get construction of the Hyatt Centric underway. We have found it to be a great tool for hotels to take advantage of. When property owners can invest in energy efficient buildings and upgrades, it’s a win-win for everybody.”
“We were thrilled to work with the CounterpointeSRE team to help include their PACE financing on this trophy project in downtown Sacramento,” said Malcolm Davies, the Principal/Managing director of George Smith Partners. “They worked tirelessly to help educate the borrower, the corresponding lenders and the City of Sacramento on this important piece of the capital stack.”
PACE programs make energy conservation and efficiency, renewable energy and seismic and water conservation improvements affordable for property owners by providing fixed-rate financing for 100% of the project and closing costs, repaid through an assessment on property tax bills.
Participation is entirely voluntary for both municipalities and property owners. A growing number of cities and counties are partnering with multiple PACE providers to increase financing choices available to consumers. Counterpointe Energy Solutions is a trusted leader and PACE Program Administrator responsible for commercial PACE programs in several states, including California.
We were thrilled to work with the HASRE team to help include their PACE financing on this trophy project in downtown Sacramento
What is PACE financing:
PACE financing makes it possible for owners and developers of commercial properties to obtain low-cost, long-term financing for energy efficiency, sustainability and renewable energy infrastructure deployed in new or existing buildings. The program, available in more than 20 states and several cities, is based on legislation that classifies energy efficient and/or renewable upgrades as well as above-code new installations as a public benefit. These “green” infrastructure elements and associated soft costs (permitting, structural support, etc.) can be financed with no money down and are repaid through the property tax bill over a term that matches the useful life of improvements (often as long as 20-25 years).
About Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate:
Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate (CounterpointeSRE) is a leading commercial real estate finance provider specializing in sustainable infrastructure improvements through PACE financing.
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