As the real estate capital markets evolve, several interesting trends have emerged:
1. C-PACE financing has evolved to extend the repayment of clean-energy improvements and upgrades. CleanFund, the leading provider of C-PACE financing, will discuss it and its implications to the industry.
2. A tool to provide security in lieu of recourse financing is a “credit enhancement.” A new company, CEC-X, has been formed to provide an exchange for credit enhancement on an “option like bid-ask” basis among institutional investors who would provide their credit as a contingent guarantor, driving cost down to justify its worth to both lenders and borrowers.
3. In many circumstances, property owners don’t want to dilute their equity interest in a property and would be willing to bifurcate the estate by selling the land and leasing back the improvements. A leading expert in ground-lease structured financing will describe this structure and why it is becoming more evident in the market.
4. The blockchain technology has arrived in the real estate industry via “tokenization.” A leading expert will describe its place in the capital markets.