C-PACE Update: Global Hospitality Group® Completes $172M in C-PACE Transactions for Hotel and Other Real Estate Projects in 2022
Jim Butler | March 15, 2023
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Hotel Lawyers | Authors of www.HotelLawBlog.com The Global Hospitality Group of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce the completion of $172 million in C-PACE (Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy) financing transactions for the year 2022. This total includes over $97 million in hotels and condos, more than $58 million in multifamily, and $16 million in senior living facilities. C-PACE is a low-cost, nonrecourse financing that creates a lien on the real property and is repaid through property taxes. It first emerged as a technique for funding energy...
GHG Partner David Sudeck Recognized as a Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazer by National Law Journal
Jim Butler | September 12, 2022
By Jim Butler Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that Real Estate Partner David Sudeck has been recognized in the National Law Journal’s 2022 list of Real Estate/Construction Law Trailblazers. This list honors legal professionals who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancements in their sector. “David’s legal expertise and excellent client service have been essential to the success of the Global Hospitality Group and to the Firm as a whole,” said Jim Butler. “We are pleased that he has received this recognition as a Trailblazer.” Sudeck i...
GHG Partners Guy Maisnik and David Sudeck Recognized by the Los Angeles Business Journal and the Los Angeles Times
JMBM | June 8, 2022
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that two senior Global Hospitality Group® members were honored last month for their legal accomplishments. Guy Maisnik, Vice Chair of JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group®, has been included in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s list of “Top 100 Lawyers.” This list honors the top lawyers in Los Angeles for their legal achievements, professional impact and community involvement. Guy advises clients on hospitality transactions, representing buyers, sellers, lenders, opportunity funds, special servicers, REITs, and developers in hotel transactions, joint ventures...
Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for Construction Financing — New 3rd Edition
Jim Butler | May 9, 2022
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® JMBM’s Global Hospitality Group® and EB-5 Finance Group™ are pleased to publish an updated edition of The Developer’s EB-5 Handbook for Construction Financing. This new and improved handbook provides essential resources for developers considering EB-5 financing for their next project. The recent EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 and the reauthorization of the Regional Center Program, a crucial part of EB-5’s success, has generated renewed interest in the program’s low-cost funding opportunities. The Global Hospitality Group® has developed an approach to guide clients thr...
2022 Update: EB-5 Is Back! What Every Real Estate and Hotel Developer Needs to Know
Jim Butler | April 4, 2022
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Click here for the latest articles on EB-5 Financing, and here for C-PACE Financing. The hotel development and financing world is buzzing with the news that the EB-5 program has been renewed, creating new opportunities for upcoming projects. My partner David Sudeck and I have written the short update below to help get you up to speed. EB-5 Reform and Integrity Act of 2022 EB-5 is revitalized and renewed by Jim Butler & David Sudeck In case you haven’t heard, EB-5 is back! On March 15, President Biden signed the Omnibus Spending Bill, which included the “EB-5 Reform...
PACE Financing Lawyer: New York Opening PACE – a Big Opportunity!
David Sudeck | May 3, 2021
By Jim Butler, David Sudeck The NYC PACE Financing Program has finally released its program guidelines! Prospective qualified PACE lenders are now carefully reviewing the guidelines, applying for approval to be a PACE lender in New York City, and seeking projects that may benefit from PACE financing. It is time to get ready, but the official launch date for the program is being delayed a bit and has not yet been set. We expect the launch soon. New York’s Law Will Motivate Building Owners to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions While PACE financing has been available throughout the country for years, the PACE program for New Yo...
PACE Financing on a Roll: $6 Million Loan for Kimpton La Peer Hotel in West Hollywood
David Sudeck | April 26, 2021
By Jim Butler, David Sudeck Hotel finance lawyer: PACE Financing is now mainstream Over the past five years, PACE financing has gained wider acceptance, and moved from a novel technique to a mainstream practical solution for financing. For more background on what PACE financing is, why it can be attractive, why it is becoming more popular and how JMBM’s attorneys can help, see PACE Financing – Now an accepted tool for hotel lenders and borrowers. Our lawyers are at the leading edge of this important new trend. And we think that sharing some of our client’s successes with PACE financing may help others evaluate this t...
Hot Topics for Restaurants: EB-5 and Crowdfunding Investment, Licensing, and Gift Card Programs
Jim Butler | September 23, 2015
By Jim Butler and the Global Hospitality Group® Author of www.HotelLawBlog.com September 2015 The Global Hospitality Group® is best known for its expertise in connection with hotels and resorts. We also have an active restaurant practice, and like a hotel, a restaurant is an operating business integrally intertwined with special purpose real estate. We frequently advise restaurant owners and operators on labor and employment, ADA, management, and finance and licensing issues, and we have a particular expertise relating to celebrity chef deals. Senior Global Hospitality Group® member David Sudeck recently participated in a ro...
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