Customer focus core to Safehold’s ground lease innovation

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Four years after modernizing the ground lease, Safehold is seeing increasing evidence of its capital solution unlocking hidden value for building owners across a portfolio approaching $4 billion. Commercial Observer spoke to Marcos Alvarado, Safehold’s President and Chief Investment Officer, to learn more about how the company is pursuing its mission to transform a $7 […]

Modern ground lease adoption increasing as perception evolves

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Safehold was founded in 2017 for the purpose of reinventing the ground lease to make it value-enhancing for building owners. Since creating the modern ground lease, the company has grown its portfolio to nearly $4 billion in more than 30 major markets in the U.S. Safehold Chairman and CEO Jay Sugarman recently spoke to Commercial […]

Modern ground leases amidst COVID-19 crisis and recovery

Safehold and iStar Chairman & CEO Jay Sugarman discusses the role ground leases can play in the wake of a worldwide pandemic Safehold and iStar Chairman & CEO Jay Sugarman recently participated in a virtual CEO roundtable focused on ‘Leadership in Real Estate During Crisis and Recovery’ as part of the KBW 2020 Real EstateFinance […]

The next big thing: The ground lease, reinvented

Not long ago, it was impossible to have a conversation related to ground leases without invariably hearing a horror story about a ground lease gone wrong. Traditional ground leases have long been stigmatized as the real estate industry’s ugly stepchild, a direct result of the value-destroying elements commonly found in archaic ground lease structures. Look […]