NEW YORK–(COMMERCIAL THREAD) – Bayview Asset Management, a leading investment management firm focused on investing in mortgages and consumer credit with approximately $ 15 billion in assets under management, today announced the launch of the Bayview PACE line of business (“Bayview PACE”) (a division of Silver Hill Funding, LLC), expanding Bayview’s role in the commercial real estate, clean energy and energy efficiency market. With strong support and long-standing relationships with leading lenders across the country, Bayview PACE’s solutions come with a level of confidence and execution certainty that Bayview consistently delivers to borrowers.
“The launch of Bayview PACE marks an inflection point for the Clean Energy Accessible to Commercial Properties (“ C-PACE ”) sector. The Bayview brand and its long-standing relationships in commercial real estate and financial markets provide a level of credibility that validates the importance of this accretive capital solution to the industry, ”said Anne Hill, senior vice president of Bayview. “Bayview has the resources, capital and expertise to independently fund the largest and most complex transactions, from inception to execution. I believe we have what it takes to effectively respond to this growing need and become a leader in this field. ”
C-PACE is a financing solution that unlocks capital for property owners, to perform energy-efficient and renewable building upgrades, finance new construction and provide life-saving capital to recover from the pandemic. With program legislation currently activated in 37 states, C-PACE is rapidly gaining popularity among real estate owners and financial institutions looking to serve them.
The new Bayview business will be led by a dedicated team of professionals with extensive experience in the C-PACE market. Anne Hill has over six years of experience with C-PACE and has completed over $ 300 million in C-PACE transactions. She is joined by Woolsey McKernon, an industry veteran who most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Revenue Officer of CleanFund Commercial PACE Capital, the industry pioneer, and Fred Lee, who as co-CEO of New York City Energy Efficiency Corporation (“NYCEEC”) developed and launched the New York City C-PACE program.
“We didn’t start with a simple idea to pursue a business, we started with a team,” said Woolsey McKernon, senior vice president, Bayview PACE. “The result is a group that truly understands the benefits of C-PACE and has the expertise of a proven commercial real estate lender to create solutions to help our clients fully realize those benefits. Our comprehensive, end-to-end products leverage the expertise of our team and the strength of Bayview to deliver a market-leading product and enable real estate owners to dramatically improve the value of their assets, achieve their vision. of their assets, reduce their carbon footprint and meet increasingly important environmental and sustainability objectives.
Prior to the launch announcement, the Bayview PACE team has already completed several large financings totaling over $ 90 million, including a $ 42.5 million hotel refinancing transaction in California that will allow the property to stabilize. , as the industry recovers from lockdowns linked to COVID-19. . In Bayview PACE’s first four months of operation, total fundings represent over 15% of the 2020 industry-wide volume as reported by the industry association, PACENation, including the close of the one of the largest transactions in California history.
Fred Lee thinks Bayview PACE’s pre-launch closures are telling. “Bayview’s existing relationships with market players – lenders, brokers and real estate owners – are a distinct competitive advantage,” he said. “We already have the infrastructure and operations to execute C-PACE transactions quickly and efficiently. Knowing the New York City (“NYC”) program and market as well as I do, I couldn’t be more excited to meet the needs of New York real estate owners and help the city to achieve its ambitious carbon reduction targets. ”
For more information about Bayview PACE, including eligibility and program benefits, visit https://bayviewpace.com/ or call 1-800-981-2435.
About Bayview PACE
Bayview PACE’s mission is to make innovative C-PACE financing accessible and profitable for owners and borrowers of commercial buildings. With non-recourse fixed rate financing and competitive rate and term options available, Bayview PACE helps fund green building upgrades in all participating states. Bayview PACE is a division of Silver Hill Funding, LLC and a subsidiary of Bayview Asset Management (“BAM”), an investment management company focused on investments in mortgage and consumer credit, including whole loans , asset-backed securities, mortgage management rights, and other credit-related assets with approximately $ 15 billion in assets under management. Please visit www.bayviewpace.com.
Silver Hill Funding, LLC, its successor and / or assigns, in accordance with or entered into under the applicable provisions of the contractual agreements, is the proposed lender. Bayview PACE is a division of Silver Hill Funding, LLC.
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