Nuveen Green Capital Awarded ‘Esoteric ABS Deal of the Year’ at the 2022 Global Capital Securitization Awards

The Award Honors Outstanding Achievements in US Structured Finance


Darien, CT (September 15, 2022) – Nuveen Green Capital, a leader in sustainable commercial real estate financing solutions, announced today that it has been awarded the Esoteric ABS Deal of the Year Award by GlobalCapital for its 144A securitization, Greenworks CPACE 2021-1.

The US Securitization Awards are conducted to recognize the most notable and innovative deals of the year. Winners are chosen based on a combination of survey results submitted by industry peers to directly reflect the opinions of the market.

The award recognizes the company’s completion of the largest securitization of C-PACE backed assets in a private offering to qualified institutional buyers, pursuant to Rule 144A under the Securities Act of 1933. The transaction totaled $173M in asset backed notes collateralized by C-PACE assets, with the senior tranche receiving an AAA rating from DBRS Morningstar. Truist Securities, Inc. served at structuring agent and joint bookrunner, Guggenheim Securities, LLC served as joint bookrunner, and ING Financial Markets LLC served as co-manager. Truist Securities, Guggenheim, and ING served as co-green structuring agents.

“We are incredibly proud to receive the recognition of our innovative securitization structure from GlobalCapital because it highlights our ongoing strategy to scale C-PACE as an institutional asset class for investors, which enables us to consistently offer a source of competitive, low-cost capital to real estate property owners investing in sustainability initiatives,” said Alexandra Cooley, Chief Investment Officer and Co-Founder of Nuveen Green Capital.


About Nuveen Green Capital

Nuveen Green Capital is a national leader in sustainable commercial real estate financing solutions and an affiliate of Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA. Established in 2015 by the C-PACE industry’s founders and standard-setters, Nuveen Green Capital is a private capital provider dedicated to making sustainability a smart financial decision for commercial real estate owners who seek to improve the energy, water and resiliency performance of their property.