Building a Better Future with Better Capital

Safehold is creating meaningful economic opportunities for building owners and investors with a reinvented ground lease structure.

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our vision

Redefining Real Estate Finance

We identified a widespread market inefficiency that was draining value from real estate owners, operators and developers. Building owners targeting a ~15% return should not be forced to use their expensive equity to drive low returns.

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Who We Are

Safehold® is the first publicly traded company to focus on modern ground leases. We are the only nationally-scaled platform that is focused on making ground leases value-enhancing for customers.

$6.2 Billion

Portfolio(1)

(1) The portfolio is presented using Aggregate Gross Book Value. As of 12/31/22, the portfolio included $308m of forward commitments that have not yet been funded (such funding commitments are subject to certain conditions). There can be no assurance Safehold will fully fund these transactions.

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Presence

Our Mission

To deliver efficient capital, backed by a high level of expertise, a superior customer experience and the integrity that has been a hallmark of our leadership team for three decades.

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Our History

Safehold™ was IPO’d in 2017. It was founded by iStar, a REIT with 30+ years of experience of identifying market inefficiencies in real estate and delivering value-enhancing solutions to address them. Today, customers throughout the United States are leveraging Safehold’s modern platform to minimize risks and gain capital advantage.

Our People
Our People
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Jay Sugarman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
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Douglas B. Heitner
Chief Legal Officer
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Brett Asnas
Chief Financial Officer
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Elisha Blechner
Executive Vice President, Head of Portfolio Management
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Tim Doherty
Chief Investment Officer
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Theresa Ulyatt
Chief People Officer
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Steve Wylder
Executive Vice President, Head of Investments
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Stefan M. Selig
Lead Director
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Robin Josephs
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Jesse Hom
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Jay S. Nydick
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Barry W. Ridings

Pioneer the Future of Real Estate

Safehold’s innovative ground lease platform is made possible by the industry’s best talents. To redefine real estate for the better, we team up with experts in sourcing, structuring, debt and equity investments, asset management, design, construction, capital markets, legal, investor relations and marketing.

Connect with Safehold

East Coast

Tim Doherty

Chief Investment Officer

West Coast​

Steve Wylder​

Southeast

Ryan Howard

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