Safehold delivers low-cost ground lease capital to commercial building owners
Head of Investments Tim Doherty on the advantages of a modern ground lease relative to traditional financing, the evolution of the industry and the path to widespread adoption.
Safehold’s ground lease remains most efficient capital solution despite headwinds
President & Chief Investment Officer Marcos Alvarado on the company’s progress in 2022 and the impact of the current environment.
Safehold offers building owners a profitable alternative to traditional financing
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
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
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
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 […]
Safehold transaction volume gains momentum as market begins to rebound
Head of Investments Tim Doherty sits down with The Ground Up to discuss the evolving modern ground lease landscape, recent deal activity and Safehold’s investment process.
Stigma becomes opportunity: Safehold changing ground lease perception
In a Q&A with The Ground Up, President & Chief Investment Officer Marcos Alvarado discusses Safehold’s investment strategy and overcoming barriers inherent in redefining an industry Since January 2018, Marcos Alvarado has served as President and Chief Investment Officer of Safehold and its founder, manager and largest shareholder, iStar. At that time, Safehold had just […]
How modernized ground leases fixed archaic structures of the past
Safehold’s Chief Legal Officer, Doug Heitner, explains the contractual innovations behind the modern ground lease revolution [Article updated December 7, 2020] Doug Heitner, Chief Legal Officer of Safehold and iStar, is well-versed in the difference between old-fashioned, restrictive ground leases and the modern, customer-friendly version Safehold introduced to the market. In this Q&A, Heitner explains […]