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PACE Loan Group hires four people and strengthens its national presence


MINNEAPOLIS, February 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PACE Loan Group (“PLG”) (, a leading provider of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) financing has announced the hiring of four origination team members, located in California, Florida, Minnesotaand new York.

Each new member of the team brings decades of experience in corporate and real estate financing, strengthening PLG’s position as a trusted advisor and direct lender in the C-PACE market. CEO Rafi Golberstein commented, “PLG is growing rapidly in both size and loan amount. By increasing the size of our team, we can offer our hands-on approach to more clients, while remaining efficient internally from quote to close.

Otis Duffy joins PLG with over 20 years of debt and equity investment experience. Most recently, Otis was at Sweetwater Capital. In addition, he holds a real estate broker’s license in new York, New Jerseyand Florida. Western-based Otis Florida.

jerry ellis joins PLG at its headquarters in Minnesota. As an originator, he draws on his more than 25 years of experience in commercial real estate investing. Prior to PLG, Jerry founded and led Dillon Real Estate Capital. Additionally, he served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Petros PACE Finance and Managing Director at Barclays Capital. Jerry has held senior banking positions with institutional real estate lenders including Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch.

Kris McKay joined with over 20 years of experience. Prior to PLG, Kris was a director at Eyezenberg & Company, specializing in mortgages and C-PACE origination. Kris will be based at New York City.

Ed Wlodarczyk combines over 30 years of experience in corporate and real estate financing. Previously, Ed was Vice President of Dividend Finance, where he focused on the C-PACE market and sustainable real estate finance. His experience also includes senior management positions at Ten-X, Cushman Wakefield, Transwestern and Coldwell Banker Commercial. Ed is based in Southern California.

About PACE Lending Group
PACE Loan Group (PLG) is a national C-PACE market leader, providing direct C-PACE financing to commercial landlords for energy efficiency, renewable energy, water conservation and seismic projects. The PLG team has decades of experience in commercial lending and structured finance, providing expertise from top to bottom of the capital stack. To learn more about PLG, visit our website at

SOURCE PACE Lending Group