I am thrilled to join Nuveen Green Capital and bring C-PACE to the New York market.  The low cost, 100% financing of eligible energy efficient improvements makes C-PACE an excellent choice for capex projects and new construction projects, and also allows an owner to extract liquidity on already completed projects.  It is a flexible financing tool that boosts an owner’s IRR, with the added benefits of fueling the local economy, improving the building supply, and of course enabling the reduction of carbon emissions.

Crystal Smith

Director, New York

Crystal’s Nuveen Green Capital Story


Crystal Smith is the New York Market Director for Nuveen Green Capital, where she leads C-PACE originations efforts and oversees production for the market. In her role, Crystal deploys C-PACE to help property owners and developers realize significant savings through the product’s low-cost, long-term, fixed-rate financing for energy efficient construction projects.  Crystal has over 15 years of commercial real estate experience including construction lending at M&T Bank, office and industrial management at JLL, and asset management at a distressed CRE credit fund.  She is based in NYC and earned both her MBA and her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida.