Dallas, TX & Stamford, CT
CBRE and Altus Power Announce Technology Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Generation at Commercial & Industrial Properties
16 Nov 2021
CBRE Group, Inc., the world’s largest commercial real estate firm, and Altus Power, Inc. (“Altus Power”), a market-leading clean electrification company, have partnered to develop an advanced proprietary tool to identify locally sited clean energy opportunities that help commercial real estate owners and occupiers meet their energy needs while reducing their carbon footprints.
The offering leverages CBRE’s vast commercial real estate data platform, advanced analytics and proprietary algorithms to identify and model clean energy opportunities for commercial & industrial properties, community solar projects, and electric vehicle charging stations.
CBRE collects and analyzes billions of datapoints on more than 100 billion square feet of commercial real estate – ranging from property information to transaction detail to rooftop sizes to energy consumption information.
Altus Power and CBRE have developed a proprietary application that leverages artificial intelligence to rapidly identify promising rooftops from CBRE’s dataset. Using CBRE’s proprietary algorithms with access to advanced satellite imagery and CBRE’s up-to-date information, the application can accurately model building energy demand, potential power generation and identify opportunities where solar energy and/or battery storage can be deployed to accelerate owners’ and occupiers’ carbon reduction efforts.
“Our partnership with CBRE is tremendous,” said Julia Sears, Chief Digital Officer of Altus Power. “The early success of our technology collaboration accelerates our ability to identify attractive opportunities for clients to deploy clean energy solutions at scale to deliver decarbonization outcomes and reduce energy bills at no cost to those clients.”
“Our vast trove of data, combined with Altus Power’s clean energy expertise and distribution network, provides a unique advantage to property owners and occupiers that are looking to drive down energy costs while lessening their impact on the environment,” said Bill Bernabei, Global Head of Business Analytics in CBRE’s Global Workplace Solutions business.
CBRE is the parent company of CBRE Acquisition Sponsor, LLC, the sponsor of CBRE Acquisition Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CBAH), a blank-check company, which announced plans for a business combination with Altus Power that is expected to result in Altus Power becoming a publicly traded company.
About Altus Power
Altus Power, based in Stamford, Connecticut, is creating a clean electrification ecosystem, serving its commercial, public sector and community solar customers with locally sited solar generation, energy storage, and EV-charging stations across the U.S. Since its founding in 2009, Altus Power has developed or acquired over 350 megawatts from Vermont to Hawaii. Visit altuspower.com to learn more.
CBRE Group, Inc., a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company headquartered in Dallas, is the world’s largest commercial real estate services and investment firm (based on 2020 revenue). The company has more than 100,000 employees serving clients in more than 100 countries. CBRE serves a diverse range of clients with an integrated suite of services, including facilities, transaction and project management; property management; investment management; appraisal and valuation; property leasing; strategic consulting; property sales; mortgage services and development services. Please visit our website at www.cbre.com.
About CBRE Acquisition Holdings, Inc.
CBRE Acquisition Holdings, Inc. (“CBAH”) (NYSE: CBAH) is a blank-check company formed solely for the purpose of effecting a merger, capital stock exchange, asset acquisition, stock purchase, reorganization or similar business combination with one or more businesses. CBAH is sponsored by CBRE Acquisition Sponsor, LLC, which is a subsidiary of CBRE Group, Inc.
Important Information About the Business Combination and Where to Find It
CBAH has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) a Registration Statement on Form S-4 (the “Registration Statement”), which includes a proxy statement/prospectus in connection with the proposed business combination between Altus Power and CBAH (the “business combination”) and the other transactions contemplated by the business combination agreement entered into by Altus Power and CBAH. The Registration Statement was declared effective by the SEC on November 5, 2021 and CBAH also filed the definitive proxy statement/prospectus with respect to the business combination on that date. CBAH has mailed a definitive proxy statement/prospectus and other relevant documents to its stockholders as of October 27, 2021, the record date for the Special Meeting. CBAH’s stockholders and other interested persons are advised to read the definitive proxy statement/prospectus in connection with CBAH’s solicitation of proxies for its stockholders’ Special Meeting to be held to approve the business combination because the proxy statement/prospectus contains important information about CBAH, Altus Power and the business combination. Stockholders will also be able to obtain copies of the Registration Statement and the proxy statement/prospectus, without charge at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or by directing a request to CBRE Acquisition Holdings, Inc., 2100 McKinney Avenue, Suite 1250, Dallas, TX 75201.
Participants in the Solicitation
CBAH, Altus Power and certain of their respective directors and officers may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of CBAH’s stockholders with respect to the approval of the business combination. CBAH and Altus Power urge investors, stockholders and other interested persons to read the Registration Statement and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus and exhibits thereto, as well as other documents filed with the SEC in connection with the business combination, as these materials contain important information about Altus Power, CBAH and the business combination. Information regarding CBAH’s directors and officers and a description of their interests in CBAH is contained in the Registration Statement and the definitive proxy statement/prospectus.
This press release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “continue”, “expect”, “estimate”, “may”, “plan”, “outlook”, “future” and “project” and other similar expressions that predict or indicate future events or trends or that are not statements of historical matters. These statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, relate to analyses and other information that are based on forecasts of future results and estimates of amounts not yet determinable and may also relate to CBAH’s and Altus Power’s future prospects, developments and business strategies. In particular, such forward-looking statements include statements concerning the timing of the business combination, the business plans, objectives, expectations and intentions of CBAH once the business combination and the other transactions contemplated thereby (the “Transactions”) and change of name are complete (“New Altus”), and New Altus’s estimated and future results of operations, business strategies, competitive position, industry environment and potential growth opportunities. These statements are based on CBAH’s or Altus Power’s management’s current expectations and beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors, many of which are outside CBAH’s or Altus Power’s control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other important factors include, but are not limited to: (1) the occurrence of any event, change or other circumstances that could give rise to the termination of the business combination agreement; (2) the inability to complete the Transactions due to the failure to obtain approval of the stockholders of CBAH or Altus Power or other conditions to closing in the business combination agreement; (3) the ability of New Altus to meet NYSE’s listing standards (or the standards of any other securities exchange on which securities of the public entity are listed) following the business combination; (4) the inability to complete the private placement of common stock of CBAH to certain institutional accredited investors; (5) the risk that the announcement and consummation of the Transactions disrupts Altus Power’s current plans and operations; (6) the ability to recognize the anticipated benefits of the Transactions, which may be affected by, among other things, competition, the ability of New Altus to grow and manage growth profitably, maintain relationships with customers, business partners, suppliers and agents and retain its management and key employees; (7) costs related to the Transactions; (8) changes in applicable laws or regulations and delays in obtaining, adverse conditions contained in, or the inability to obtain necessary regulatory approvals required to complete the Transactions; (9) the possibility that Altus Power and New Altus may be adversely affected by other economic, business, regulatory and/or competitive factors; (10) the impact of COVID-19 on Altus Power’s and New Altus’s business and/or the ability of the parties to complete the Transactions; (11) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against CBAH, Altus Power, New Altus or any of their respective directors or officers, following the announcement of the Transactions; and (12) the failure to realize anticipated pro forma results and underlying assumptions, including with respect to estimated stockholder redemptions and purchase price and other adjustments.
Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements can be found in CBAH’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, which are available, free of charge, at the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov, and are provided in the Registration Statement and CBAH’s definitive proxy statement/prospectus. New risks and uncertainties arise from time to time, and it is impossible for us to predict these events or how they may affect us. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made, and CBAH and Altus Power undertake no obligation to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, changes in expectations, future events or otherwise.
This communication is not intended to be all-inclusive or to contain all the information that a person may desire in considering an investment in CBAH and is not intended to form the basis of an investment decision in CBAH. All subsequent written and oral forward-looking statements concerning CBAH and Altus Power, the Transactions or other matters and attributable to CBAH and Altus Power or any person acting on their behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements above.