2021 Lawyers in Real Estate Awards
Last year, the Connect CRE team followed up our well-received Next Generation Awards and Women in Real Estate Awards with the inaugural Lawyers in Real Estate Awards. For...
2021 Women in Real Estate
Announcing the 2021 Winners for the Connect CRE Women in Real Estate Awards.
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2021 Next Generation Awards
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Petros Completes Nation’s Largest C-PACE Financing at 111 Wall St.
Petros PACE Finance, LLC, the Austin-based provider of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing, closed an $89-million transaction for 111 Wall St. in the first C-PACE deal completed within New York City’s recently launched program. The funding is also the largest single C-PACE transaction to date.
“It wasn’t an easy lift but we got the transaction done without much stress, given the complexities of this first-ever for New York City, and the largest-ever for C-PACE nationally,” Petro CEO Mansoor Ghori tells Connect Commercial Real Estate.
The 111 Wall St. PACE financing is part of the $500-million acquisition and reposition financing closed by joint venture-partners Wafra Capital Partners and Nightingale Properties.
He continued, “Developers and owners need time to get a good understanding of C-PACE, and once they do, such as the people at Wafra and Nightingale, they really appreciate its game-changing role in the capital stack.”
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).