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Dallas 2030 Districts PACE Part 2.0 with a focus on Tax Liabilities and Real Estate Law.
Location: 3333 Lee Parkway. Time:
September 28th 2016,
12pm‐ 2pm Speakers:
Ted Benn (Real Estate Lawyer)
Genevieve Sherman (Greenworks Lending) (Invited)
Kevin Spath & Director, Karl Zavitkovsky (City of Dallas) (Invited)
The City of Dallas has launched their Property Assessed Clean Energy Finance Program. Join the Dallas 2030 District to learn more about the insider details of the new financing tool, as far as the mechanics of the application process and the specifics of PACE Commercial Real Estate.
The session will be broken into a panel discussion with an introduction, first, from a dignitary from the City of Dallas. Then, Jonathon Blackburn, Managing Director for the Texas Pace Authority will review PACE financing for commercial building owners and tenants, followed by a detailed discussion of the tax liabilities and real estate law perspective from Ted Benn, Thompson and Knight. Last, Genevieve Rose Sherman, Managing Director, PACE Financial Services, will review the details of the Dallas PACE program from a lender perspective and open the discussion up for questions.
About the Speakers:
Jonathon Blackburn, Managing Director, Texas PACE Authority: Prior to moving to Texas, Jonathon lived and worked for a venture & commercialization firm developing technology startups. He co founded a University of Cambridge spin out that is building a mobile clean energy storage system. Jonathon started his career as an engineer at the electric utility Southern Company in environmental and energy policy, before moving to its wholesale division developing some of Southern’s first forays into utility scale renewable energy power plants. Jonathon holds graduate degrees from the University of Cambridge and Duke University. He also has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Mississippi State University.
Ted Benn is a partner at Thompson & Knight LLP and a member of its Real Estate and Banking practice. He counsels clients on a wide variety of real estate, corporate, and general business matters, including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions and divestitures, partnerships and joint ventures, debt and equity financings, lease transactions, management and consulting arrangements, and real estate developments. He has significant experience in the hospitality, golf and private club, multi family property, real estate development, and wind energy industries. Much of his current time is spent assisting clients with investments in wind energy and other renewable resources. Ted is a member of the American and Dallas Bar Associations and was named as one of the Texas Super Lawyers® by Thomson Reuters in 2010-2015. Ted was also named as one of The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. in 2012-2016. Ted attended Mankato State University for his undergraduate studies and earned his J.D. at Baylor Law School, where he was the lead articles editor for the Baylor Law Review.
Genevieve Rose Sherman, Managing Director, PACE Financial Servicing, Genevieve spearheaded the implementation of Connecticut’s newly created CPACE program at the Connecticut Green Bank from 2012-2014 and was its Director from 2015-2016. Genevieve drove the growth of the program from 6 to over 115 communities, directly originated and facilitated over $100 million in financing, and launched Connecticut’s “Standard Offer” for private lenders – making Connecticut the largest and fastest growing open market for CPACE in the nation. Genevieve also led the Green Bank’s financing and policy efforts surrounding grid modernization, storage, and microgrids. Prior to joining the Green Bank, Genevieve consulted with Clean Energy Solutions Inc., Earth Markets, and HR&A Advisors – all leading developers of state and utility administered energy efficiency programs in the United States. Genevieve holds a Master of City Planning and Certificate in Environmental Policy from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BA in Urban Studies from Columbia University.