“Unlocking the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) for Real Estate: Boosting Profits & Sustainability” where you will delve into the history and significance of the IRA. Discover how sustainable design principles are deeply embedded in this legislation and supported by guidance from key government agencies, including the IRS, Treasury Department, and Department of Energy.
Explore real-world financial modeling examples showcasing the synergy of various IRA tools, Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing, and other incentives, culminating in a ‘Net Zero Proforma.’ This session will take you beyond the ‘what’ of the IRA, providing insights into ‘how’ it can be effectively utilized in conventional commercial real estate financing.
What You Will Learn:
  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the Inflation Reduction Act’s historical background and core elements.
  • See how sustainable design principles are integrated into the IRA and endorsed by influential government entities.
  • Witness practical applications through real-world financial modeling examples, demonstrating the stacking, modeling, and monetization of IRA tools and incentives in a ‘Net Zero Proforma.’
  • Acquire the knowledge and strategies needed to leverage the IRA in commercial real estate financing, moving from theory to practical implementation.
Monte Hilleman, Vice President of Environmental Compliance and Investment With over 25 years of experience and a strong reputation as a credible and authentic urban development professional who strives to maintain the vitality and sustainability of urban areas, Monte has been at the forefront of developing and advancing ESG goals to create social, ecological and economic transformation.
Monte’s leadership and experience in equitable economic and community development (including real estate transactions and finance, renewable energy infrastructure, workforce development, and sustainable urban design and development) is guiding the industry towards a more regenerative and equitable future.


  • Understand components of the Inflation Reduction Act and how it can benefit the real estate development industry
  • Introduces the concept of Climate Investment Solutions and the tools developed by Sustainable Investment Group (SIG) to understand and utilize green financing options.
  • Highlight the various programs and tax credits available under the Inflation Reduction Act, such as clean energy loans, federal Department of Energy programs, and tax credits.
  • Explain the benefits of direct pay and transferability of tax credits.
  • Present the Green Financing Applicability Matrix, Feasibility Snapshot, and Net Zero Pro Formas as tools to help appraisers, lenders, and investment committees understand and evaluate the financial impacts of green financing options.
  • Emphasize the importance of engaging experts early in the project development process to maximize the financial benefits of green financing.
  • Address questions related to MACRS (Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System) and the eligibility of projects for specific programs.

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