our strategy

Real estate investment and management

We are expert in using Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing to transform old, outdated commercial buildings into highly-efficient and financially productive assets. Our real estate investment strategy fully leverages this competitive advantage, and we pursue acquisition opportunities that meet the following characteristics:

Through extensive in-house market research and our established network of brokers, consulting clients, commercial lenders, and property management firms, we identify promising but underperforming Class B and C assets that fall within our market niche. Buildings in our market niche will:

  • Be located in an established or expanding market that is driven by solid economic fundamentals and positive in-migration

  • Be located in an active C-PACE special district

  • Exhibit systemic financial under-performance arising directly from deferred capital investment, higher-than-average energy costs, vacancy, and other operational inefficiencies

  • Hold the potential for successful repositioning through the application of C-PACE capital and execution of our asset-specific retrofit and property management plans

We personally manage the asset through its entire investment lifecycle — acquisition, retrofit, stabilization, and disposition — to minimize risk and maximize returns. We are always open to talk with potential investors and look at investment opportunities.

c-pace advisory services

People don’t own commercial buildings for a hobby. They own them for their financial performance. As tenured C-PACE project developers, our singular focus is protecting and improving the financial performance of your commercial real estate assets.

C-PACE finance is a great source of long-term, low-risk capital in part because it is underwritten by future energy savings and because it's turned into a tax assessment against the building — not the property owner. However, the reduced risk is reflected in the complexity of developing a C-PACE project and the significant amount of administrative, technical, and financial diligence required.

Our firm has invested heavily to develop deep knowledge of C-PACE financing and the entire project development process. Through our C-PACE advisory services, we develop C-PACE projects tailored to our client's needs, based on the unique characteristics of their building and the company’s specific financial requirements. We orchestrate the many disparate threads of an energy efficiency retrofit and manage the entire process to seamlessly deliver a coherent, high-value C-PACE project.

As your C-PACE project developer, we are your advocate and contractually bound to your interests while developing the project and providing independent, expert advice. We guide you from initial due diligence through engineering design, financial analysis, and independent procurement to a successful closing of the C-PACE financing.