Building a Better Future with Better Capital

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

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.

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.

Our Values

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

$6 Billion


Top 30 MSAs


30 - 45%

Ground Lease to Property Value

3.0x - 4.5x

Coverage Range

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.

Meet the Team
Meet the Team
Jay Sugarman
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Marcos Alvarado
President & Chief Investment Officer
Douglas B. Heitner
Chief Legal Officer
Brett Asnas
Chief Financial Officer
Elisha Blechner
Executive Vice President, Head of Portfolio Management
Kyle Curtin
Chief Administrative Officer
Tim Doherty
Executive Vice President, Head of Investments
Theresa Ulyatt
Chief People Officer
Steve Wylder
Executive Vice President, Investments

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


Ryan Howard


Steve Wylder​

South Central

Arie Toporovsky


Eric Wright​

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