At the Intersection of Commercial Real Estate and the Energy Industries
CounterpointeSRE welcomes two commercial real estate veterans to enhance CRE expertise
GREENWICH, Conn., December 14, 2023 – CounterpointeSRE is expanding its team with strategic appointments, further enhancing its expertise in commercial real estate. These new additions will enable CounterpointeSRE to better serve commercial real estate investors achieve their sustainability goals and financing objectives.
“CounterpointeSRE is widely recognized as a leader in the PACE industry and is known for being the most experienced commercial PACE provider in the country,” stated Eric J. Alini, CEO. “As part of our commitment to growth, we are pleased to invest in individuals who possess extensive backgrounds in commercial real estate.”
CounterpointeSRE has recently completed groundbreaking transactio securing $255.9 million in PACE financing for the transformation of a historic office building into the prestigious Four Seasons Private Residences. It not only marked a signficant mileston in green financing for institutional quality commercial real estate investors, but also represented the first financing completed since Counterpointe’s successful recapitalization with MassMutual in May.
In line with this momentum, CounterpointeSRE welcomes back Kurt Pollem as Managing Director focusing on commercial PACE. With over 20 years of experience in CMBS, Mr. Pollem brings deep expertise in new issuances for commercial issuances for commercial real estate a wealth of knowledge and expertise in commercial PACE to the team Mr. Pollem joins the firm from DBRS Morningstar, where he held the position of Managing Director in new issuance ratings. Prior to this, he had senior roles at S&P and Guggenheim in CMBS credit analysis.
We see the entry of instutional quality commercial real estate investors with exponential growth of our financing platforms, so we are investing with a series of significant hires with deep commercial real estate experience.
Also joining CounterpointeSRE is Mark Lebowitz who will head Capital Markets for the firm. Formerly a managing director at First Key Lending, Macquarie Group, J.P. Morgan, and Bear Stearns, Mark brings thirty years of CRE banking and investment firm experience.
These new team members, along with newcomer James Conopask, further strenthen the firm’s position as the most experienced commercial real estate lender in the PACE marketplace. Besides the exponential growth in the primary asset classes, the firm has seen rising adoption of PACE by corporations and institutional investors. Counterpointe is well positioned as a sustainable real estate debt investment manager with expanded debt offerings to support full capital stack through bridge and mortgage offerings.
About Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate:
Since 2013, Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate (CounterpointeSRE) is a respected industry leader in commercial property assessed clean energy (PACE) providing a major impact in providing resiliency and reducing the commercial building sector’s carbon footprint and in the nation’s infrastructure. Counterpointe Sustainable Advisors invests at the intersection of commercial real estate and energy industries through diversified ESG infrastructure investments including mortgages and other energy financial tools.