Safehold offers building owners a profitable alternative to traditional financing

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Safehold invented the modern ground lease in 2017, creating a customer-friendly structure that unlocks previously hidden value for building owners. Commercial Observer spoke to Steve Wylder, Safehold’s Executive Vice President of Investments in Los Angeles, to get an update on how the Safehold ground lease can create value in a high-rate environment, and to see […]

Safehold unlocking value with new generation of ground leases

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Over the past few decades, real estate finance and investment markets have become much more efficient – except in one big area. In an investment world that demands efficient use of capital, why are building owners that are targeting a return of 15 percent or more using their capital to own the underlying land, which […]

Transparency, liquidity driving modern ground lease adoption

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The inflexible ground lease of old has been rendered obsolete by Safehold, just over four years after the company effectively created a new industry by creating a modern, client-friendly structure. Commercial Observer’s Partner Insights spoke with Doug Heitner, Safehold’s Chief Legal Officer, about how ground leases and the industry’s response to them have evolved over […]

New breed of ground leases create value for building owners

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Tim Doherty, Safehold’s Head of Investments, recently spoke with Commercial Observer’s Partner Insights team about how Safehold has transformed the ground lease into a value-creating tool for building owners and what it means to be the creator and leader of an emerging market sector. Historically, the term “ground lease” was a dirty word in real […]

100-year outlook driving Safehold’s business strategy

President & Chief Investment Officer Marcos Alvarado sits down with The Ground Up to reflect on the company’s long-term perspective, the opportunity ahead and an increasing ESG focus What are your overarching takeaways from the last 12 months? At the onset of the pandemic, we learned very, very quickly that the teams we had built […]