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Set the PACE is an open market program that welcomes multiple funding originators. Our lending partners allow us to offer on-demand cash for your PACE project, reducing the approval process to mere days.

Mortgage Lenders 

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Lenders

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Community Banks 

Learn about the role of community banks and PACE

Benefits 

  • PACE assessments are small in comparison to the property value and mortgage amount and have a minimal effect on overall economics. PACE assessments generally do not exceed 20% of the total property value; therefore, this means that the PACE exposure in any given year is typically no more than 1% of the property value when PACE financing is extended over a 20-year term. 

  • PACE assessments do NOT accelerate in the event of a mortgage loan default or tax foreclosure. ONLY the PACE assessment amount that is in arrears becomes due. The remaining PACE assessment balance continues with the property until the term end date. 

  • PACE assessments can stay with property upon sale and transfers to new owner. 

  • PACE assessments can be prepaid before the term end date (penalties may apply). 

  • PACE requires no funds from the existing mortgage holder. 

  • PACE improvements reduce energy expenses and increase cash flow of the property owner. 

  • PACE improvements increase the value of the property. 

  • PACE capital typically comes from private sources. This enables property owners to reserve other lines of credit for working capital or non-energy related improvements. 

  • PACE capital does not rely on government funds. 

  • PACE financing repayment process is secure and proven due to using the same special tax assessment structure that has been in place for over 100 years. 

  • For Commercial Real Estate (CRE) property owners with tenants, PACE improvements increase Net Operating Income (NOI).

Set the PACE requires mortgage holders to consent to the assessment.

"Why do senior lenders consent to C-PACE financing?

  1. C-PACE Assessments Do Not Accelerate – only current & past due C-PACE payments can be enforced through a tax lien and are senior to a mortgage lender’s claim; the full principal balance can never be called due, unlike a traditional mortgage.

  1. C-PACE Does Not Restrict a Senior Lender’s Foreclosure Rights – the senior lender can foreclose on the property in the same manner as if it were the sole financing on the property; there is no “workout” with mezzanine debt or equity providers.

  2. Escrow the C-PACE Assessments – senior lender may require borrower to escrow annual C-PACE payments on a monthly basis, similar to property tax and insurance escrows, to mitigate risk of non-payment.

  3. C-PACE Capitalized Interest – interest can be capitalized for up to 24 months (longer for select projects) to push the first payment beyond project completion or stabilization.

  4. Ample C-PACE Cure Period – mortgage lender receives notice & cure rights with ample time to bring the C-PACE current given that a tax lien foreclosure/sale typically takes 12-24+ months.

  5. C-PACE OpEx Savings May Increase Property Value – many states require that a third-party engineer verify that the monetary savings from C-PACE funded improvements exceed the cost of the financing, supporting a higher property NOI and valuation.

  6. C-PACE Wins Deals & Build Relationships – the combination of a traditional mortgage and C-PACE typically offers the lowest blended cost of capital to borrowers, allowing senior lenders to fund more projects and offer a differentiated product to the market without having to build out C-PACE expertise or compete on pricing alone."​​

Access more at PACEnation  

 Click here to access the Lender Consent Form

List of Consenting Banks