May 28–29, 2015
Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071
California municipalities, lending institutions, large property owners and representatives, developers, contractors and PACE experts.
No fee for symposium—one participant per organization. Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing additional registrations for either/both days. Exceptions apply for municipalities.

Join us for in-depth discussions about the advancement of PACE in the residential and commercial markets as well as new legislation paving the way for new projects.

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Contact us for more information and sponsorship opportunities:
(310) 557-3023



Thursday, May 28

10:00 – 10:15 a.m.   Welcome/Introduction

Moderator: David Gabrielson, Executive Director, PACENow

10:15 – 11:45 a.m.

Keys to Achieving Scale in Commercial PACE

  • Jessica Bailey, CEO, Greenworks Lending, LLC
  • Matt Golden, Senior Consultant, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Stacey Lawson, CEO, Ygrene Energy Fund
  • Ryan Donovan, Director, Deutsche Bank
Noon – 1:15 p.m.   Lunch/Keynote

David Hochschild, Commissioner, California Energy Commission

1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

California PACE Market Expansion: AB 1883, New Construction, Seismic Retrofits, Pooled Projects

  • Chris Lynch, Attorney, Jones Hall
  • Ted Bardacke, Director of Infrastructure, Los Angeles Mayor's Office of Sustainability
  • Mike Bahr, CEO, ReNewAll, LLC
  • Brad Copithorne, VP, Renew Financial
3:00 – 4:15 p.m.

PACE From Perspective of Property Owners and Managers

  • William Lowery, President, Talo Management Group
  • Jean Dunn, CEO, Structured Finance Associates
  • Trevor Iba, Director of Finance, Calipaso Winery
  • Steve Tsu, Managing Director, K2 Clean Energy Capital
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Emerging Solutions for Commercial Solar Market

  • Jim Coombes, Principal, American Renewable Capital
  • Mike Wallander, CEO, Demeter Group
  • Mahesh Shah, CEO, Figtree Financing

Friday, May 29

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.   Welcome/Introduction

Moderator: Adam Browning, Executive Director, Vote Solar

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.

Expansion of Residential PACE in California: Policy and Practice

  • Dustin Reilich, Director of Municipal Development, Renovate America
  • Cisco DeVries, CEO, Renew Financial
  • Howard Choy, General Manager, County of Los Angeles Office of Sustainability
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

PACE Policy: State and Federal

  • Deana Carrillo, Executive Director, CAEATFA
  • Ari Matusiak, Senior VP of Corporate Development and New Markets, Renovate America
  • Cliff Staton, Executive VP, Renew Financial
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.

Expanding Residential PACE Beyond California: Policy and Politics

  • David Gabrielson, Executive Director, PACENow
  • Erin Deady, Counsel, Florida Green Energy Works
  • Mark Rodgers, VP of Municipal Development, Renovate America
  • Mike Lemyre, VP, Ygrene Energy Fund
11:45 – Noon   Wrap-Up/Concluding Remarks
  • Howard Choy, General Manager, County of Los Angeles Office of Sustainability

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  • Millennium Biltmore Hotel valet: $22/day or $42/overnight
  • Pershing Square garage: $10 before 11 a.m., $16 daily and overnight
Symposium Parking Map
Public Transportation

LADOT Transit Services
From City Hall ride DASH "B" toward the Financial District and exit Olive at 6th Street. From the Garland Building ride DASH “E,” exit Olive at 7th Street. For alternative routes, visit www.ladottransit.com/dash

Ride the Red or Purple Line toward downtown Los Angeles and exit Pershing Square (5th Street).
For alternative routes, visit www.metro.net



We have reserved a block of rooms at the Millennium Biltmore at a rate of $150 for a standard room.
Please call (800) 245-8673 and provide the reference LAPACE. Rates will be honored through April 27, 2015.

Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles
506 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90071