Effective Financing for Energy Efficiency

Date May 19, 2021
Location Zoom
Time 11 AM - NOON (CDT)

Webinar Wednesday with CREW

Energy efficiency is a priority in commercial real estate—but can be costly to implement. In this webinar, learn about new powerful and creative financing mechanisms for upgrading aging building systems and incorporating systems in new construction projects at low or no cost to owners.

You will learn how these products:

  • provide significant benefits including allowing greater efficiency during installation and system use

  • are environmentally sound and effective for the capital stack

  • provide PR opportunities. Many funds and REITs are now prioritizing energy efficiency in their branding efforts and to meet ESG goals. Employees working in facilities implementing these programs appreciate that their employers’ value and prioritize health of the planet in addition to the workplace. 

Our expert speakers will discuss Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE), Energy Service Agreements (ESAs) and similarly structured programs centered on reducing utility consumption, as well as other incentive programs that can be used in conjunction with PACE and ESAs such as Renewable Energy Tax Credits (ITCs), renewable energy Credits (RECs), Historic tax credits, Opportunity Zones, and stormwater management incentives.

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Pair the webinar with networking

Offer the webinar as industry education for your chapter members. Purchase a group viewing license for just $150 USD for up to 20 of your members. Or, if it is safe to do so, convene members to watch the webinar for a group viewing. Plan for an interactive discussion following the webinar and/or allow time for networking.

Registration details

Registration closes at midnight (CDT) on Monday, May 17.

An email to access the webinar will be sent to all registrants prior to the presentation. All registrants will receive a link to the recording following the webinar.

  • $50 USD – individual member viewing
  • $150 USD – Chapter group viewing for up to 20 members

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Featured speakers


Abby Johnson, LEED AP O&M

Abby Johnson, LEED AP O&M, President and founder, Abacus Property Solutions

Abby Johnson leads Abacus in helping its commercial real estate clients develop tailored clean energy real estate strategies, and then procuring the funding to execute these strategies. She works with clients ranging from affordable housing developers to commercial REITs to identify sources of capital, with a focus on Commercial PACE financing (C-PACE).

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Carrie Hallberg O’Malley

Carrie Hallberg O’Malley, Partner, Hirschler Law

Carrie O’Malley advises clients on innovative investment structures related to commercial real estate. In addition to her established commercial real estate and finance practice, she has a long history representing real estate investors and lending institutions in the acquisition, financing, servicing and sale of commercial loan portfolios. This work has involved loan pools of conventional mortgages (both performing and non-performing), as well as commercial economic development loans. O’Malley also maintains a niche focus in the rapidly-evolving impact investment arena of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.

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Karen Priesman

Karen Priesman, Senior Vice President, Gladstone Commercial

Karen Priesman joined Gladstone Commercial in 2018 as a senior asset manager for the Midwest and Northeast regions. Prior to joining Gladstone, she co-created and led K2M LLC, a commercial real estate asset management, consulting and investment company. Her duties included asset management of both internal and third-party client properties as well as creation of investment pools with placement into both debt and equity investments. Priesman has managed large portfolios of office buildings, industrial properties, and commercial mortgages for institutional investors such as Prudential, and Carr. She has developed office and industrial properties and led sales of a large national portfolio of institutional quality assets.

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