The Ground Lease Company

Better capital for acquisitions, recapitalizations and development

The Ground Lease Company

Better capital for acquisitions, recapitalizations and development
The Modern Ground Lease Pioneers

Safehold provides long-term, cost-efficient capital to help high-quality commercial building owners and developers drive better returns and maximize the value of their assets.

Safehold provides long-term, cost-efficient capital to help high-quality commercial building owners win competitive bids and maximize the value of their assets.

A Competitive Advantage

Safehold provides a low cost of capital and unlocks embedded value for owners, operators and developers.

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  • Reduce upfront equity requirement by removing land component
  • Reduce cost of capital with one of the lowest-cost, longest-term, most flexible structures available
  • Lender-friendly structure approved by banks, CMBS, debt funds, life companies and agencies
  • Generate higher cash-on-cash yields and overall IRRs with added tax benefits
  • Mitigate interest rate and refinancing risk with low-cost, ultra-long term capital
  • Eliminate uncertainty with predictable ground rent payments and no FMV resets

Facilitate Deal Flow

  • Reduce upfront equity requirement by removing land component
  • Reduce cost of capital with a low-cost, long-term, flexible structure
  • Lender-friendly structure approved by banks, CMBS, debt funds, life companies and agencies

Enhance Returns

  • Generate higher cash-on-cash yields and overall IRRs with added tax benefits

Reduce Risk & Limit Uncertainties

  • Mitigate interest rate and refinancing risk with low-cost, ultra-long term capital
  • Eliminate uncertainty with predictable ground rent payments and no FMV resets
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A Competitive Advantage

Safehold provides a low cost of capital and unlocks embedded value for owners, operators and developers.

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Facilitate Deal Flow
  • Reduce upfront equity requirement by removing land component
  • Reduce cost of capital with a low-cost, long-term, flexible structure
  • Lender-friendly structure approved by banks, CMBS, debt funds, life companies and agencies
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Enhance Returns
  • Generate higher cash-on-cash yields and overall IRRs with added tax benefits
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Reduce Risk & Limit Uncertainties
  • Mitigate interest rate and refinancing risk with low-cost, ultra-long term capital
  • Eliminate uncertainty with predictable ground rent payments and no FMV resets

A Competitive Advantage

Safehold provides a low cost of capital and unlocks embedded value for owners, operators and developers.

Facilitate Deal Flow

  • Reduce upfront equity requirement by removing land component
  • Reduce cost of capital with a low-cost, long-term, flexible structure
  • Lender-friendly structure approved by banks, CMBS, debt funds, life companies and agencies

Enhance Returns

  • Generate higher cash-on-cash yields and overall IRRs with added tax benefits

Reduce Risk & Limit Uncertainties

  • Mitigate interest rate and refinancing risk with low-cost, ultra-long term capital
  • Eliminate uncertainty with predictable ground rent payments and no FMV resets

Target Safehold® Ground Lease

$15M - $500M

Transaction Size

4.25% - 5.0%

Cap Rate Range​

30% - 45%

Ground Lease to Property Value

3.0x - 4.5x

Coverage Range

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Geography

Top 30 Markets Nationwide
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Property Types

Multifamily, Office, Hotel, Retail, Industrial, Life Science, Student & Senior Housing
Better Capital Efficiency

Improve returns by more efficiently capitalizing buildings and the land beneath them.

Improved Cost Efficiency

Remove transaction friction costs from 30-35% of your capital structure for the duration of the 99-year term.

Significant Risk Reduction

Eliminate debt maturity risk on a large portion of your capital structure by replacing it with a long-term lease.

CASE STUDIES

See the transformative power of a Safehold ground lease.

Property Type

Multifamily Acquisition

Location

Miami, Florida

Property Type

Multifamily Development

Location

Denver, Colorado

Property Type

Multifamily Recapitalization

Location

Brooklyn, New York

News & Insights

Head of Investments Steve Wylder on how Safehold’s low-cost capital serves as a hedge against volatility and helps customers get creative in a challenging market.

News & Insights

Head of Investments Steve Wylder on how Safehold’s low-cost capital serves as a hedge against volatility and helps customers get creative in a challenging market.

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Connect with Safehold

East Coast

Tim Doherty

Chief Investment Officer

West Coast​

Steve Wylder​

Southeast

Ryan Howard

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