Carrie O’Malley

Carrie O’Malley
Partner, Hirschler Law

CREW Network Webinar Speaker


Carrie O’Malley advises clients on innovative investment structures related to commercial real estate. In addition to her established commercial real estate and finance practice, she has a long history representing real estate investors and lending institutions in the acquisition, financing, servicing and sale of commercial loan portfolios. This work has involved loan pools of conventional mortgages (both performing and non-performing), as well as commercial economic development loans. O’Malley also maintains a niche focus in the rapidly-evolving impact investment arena of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing.

Carrie leads Hirschler’s multidisciplinary PACE team, which to date, can claim more national PACE experience than any other law firm in the country. Carrie advises PACE capital providers on all transactional elements of a PACE deal—from financing structures, to real estate due diligence, to document negotiation and compliance. With extensive PACE knowledge in a variety of jurisdictions, she also works with program administrators and municipalities throughout the lifecycle of a PACE project to improve national PACE programs and standardize PACE documentation. Notably, Carrie was involved in several PACE funding “firsts:”  the first PACE-funded office construction project in the United States (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), the first new construction PACE transaction in the District of Columbia, and the first rated C-PACE securitization in the country.

A longtime resident of the City of Fredericksburg, Carrie has a strong connection to her community. In September 2015, she trained for and performed with other business leaders at “Dancing with the Fredericksburg Stars,” a charity event where she was recognized with the “Most Flair” award. Carrie is actively involved in local and regional causes, lending time and support to Rappahannock Area United Way, CancerLINC, and Woodberry Forest School.

Consistent with her “can do” attitude, Carrie completed a rigorous, four-year JD-MBA joint degree program at the University of Richmond in only three years of study.  At Hirschler she serves as Co-Chair of the Commercial Real Estate Finance and Investment Practice Group, an active participant (and former Chair) of the Women's Initiatives Network (WIN), and the former Chair of the Commercial Real Estate and Finance Associate Development Program. 

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