Better Capital for Better Buildings

Our nationwide financing platform makes renewable energy, energy efficiency, water conservation, seismic safety and other building improvements easy and affordable.

Unique financing for mechanical, electrical, plumbing, seismic and other building components

New, valuable component of the real estate capital stack

Non-recourse capital for major improvements to commercial, multifamily and alternative nonresidential properties.
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100% financing for vital building improvements

Finance up to 100% of hard and soft costs for both new construction and property acquisition or retrofit projects with easy repayment through property taxes.

Long-term capital to maximize property cash flow

With savings often exceeding payments, projects pay for themselves. For solar projects, customers can directly or indirectly take advantage of sizable tax benefits.

Meet our Team

William Cassidy

William Cassidy

HEAD OF UNDERWRITING

Bill has 30 years of commercial real estate finance experience in all facets of underwriting involving the major property types. He’s been primarily involved in the complete process of underwriting, structuring and closing loans.

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Lain Gutierrez

Lain Gutierrez

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Lain is a banking and structured finance veteran with over 30 years of experience in originating, analyzing, structuring and rating asset-backed financings.

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Laurence Hughes

Laurence Hughes

MANAGING DIRECTOR

Laurence is in business development assisting developers and investors finance improvements in renewable energy, energy and water conservation, and seismic resiliency through C-PACE for CleanFund.

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Jessica Knowles

Jessica Knowles

HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER

As Human Resources Manager, Jessica brings almost 20 years of HR experience to the team.

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Renee Pifer

Renee Pifer

MANAGING DIRECTOR, PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT

Renee is responsible for all of CleanFund’s post-closing functions and assists in structuring disbursements.

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Christopher Polidoro

Christopher Polidoro

FINANCIAL ANALYST

Christopher is a Financial Analyst supporting all critical functions relating to new business originations, credit and underwriting, closing transactions and portfolio management of existing transactions.

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Manuel Valido

Manuel Valido

MANAGING DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Manny brings 30 years of banking and finance experience to CleanFund’s business development team. He has a wealth of knowledge surrounding Commercial Real Estate Lending and C-PACE financing and will assist developers and investors to finance “green” improvements.

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Bonnie Wheatley

Bonnie Wheatley

CONTROLLER

Bonnie is responsible for financial reporting, accounting, cash management, audits and compliance.

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Nicholas Zuba

Nicholas Zuba

DIRECTOR OF PACE POLICY AND PROGRAMS

As Director of PACE Policy and Programs, Nicholas brings nearly a decade of experience as an energy efficiency and environmental policy professional.

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Latest News

CleanFund Provides $21.6 Million Construction Financing For Wildflower Farms

Cleanfund Provides $21.6 Million In New Construction Financing for Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection, a 65-room luxury resort in New York State’s Hudson Valley.

CleanFund Closes the Largest C-PACE Deal Ever in the Country

Salt Lake City’s new Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Salt Palace Convention Center secures $54 Million in CleanFund C-PACE Financing to break ground immediately.

CleanFund Provides $36 Million to Downtown San Francisco Acute Care Hospital

CleanFund provides $36 Million to Chinese Hospital for seismic and other improvements.

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