Solving today’s environmental and infrastructure issues not only calls for energy innovation, but an equal amount of financial flexibility and innovation to achieve energy efficiency, resiliency and sustainability goals.
From Commercial Energy as a Service (“EaaS”) financing structures to meet new lease accounting rules under ASC 842 to the latest developments in Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) – which encompasses 100% financing of energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation, resiliency improvements and the related costs for both retrofit projects and new construction. We will cover, the capital formation process, key issues for the customer and the flexibility these latest innovations bring to the energy world.
Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships
Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Real Estate
Amanda Samai is a Managing Director at HASRE and head of Strategic Relationships for the firm. Amanda has been involved with PACE financing and investing since 2013. Prior to joining the firm in 2017 Amanda spent 12 years as a Managing Director at PartnerRe Principal Finance originating private, esoteric debt transactions. It was during her time there that she became familiar with PACE and worked on a number of transactions to provide investment capital to originators of PACE assessments.
Amanda has over 20 years of structured finance and private debt investing experience. Prior to her tenure at PartnerRe Amanda worked as a portfolio manager at the Teacher Retirement System of Texas as well as MBIA, Inc.. She started her career in audit at Deloitte and holds a CPA (inactive) license in the state of New York.
Jim is a Correspondent with Counterpointe Sustainable Real Estate. In this role he works closely with CSRE to promote project financing for commercial and municipal projects. While primarily a commercial PACE originator CSRE, through its partner Hannon Armstrong, facilitates project financing for projects using PACE as well as PACE PPAs, PACE leases, Energy as a Service Agreements, ESAs, etc.