The Basics of a Sale Leaseback

Are you looking for a way to achieve significantly higher real estate values? A sale-leaseback is a financing tool that allows property owners to sell their real estate assets to another buyer as they sign a long-term lease to be the tenant, securing the location in the process. Simply put, the seller of the asset becomes the lessee as the purchaser becomes the lessor.

In the current state of the market, the sale-leaseback is becoming more prevalent across industries. With the numerous benefits that come with it, this is no surprise. Sands Investment Group is here to provide you with the basics of a sale-leaseback, so you can decide whether it is the right fit for your commercial real estate investment decisions.      

Who should consider using a sale-leaseback? 

Often, the most common participants are builders or companies with high-cost fixed assets, in this case, commercial real estate. It allows these people to use the cash they invested in commercial real estate in other ways while still needing the asset to operate the business. 

Does this sound like a financing tool that could benefit you and your business as an investor? Sands Investment Group could be the resource you have been looking for to start.  

What is the process of a sale-leaseback? 

Understanding what a sale-leaseback looks like is one thing, but going through the process is another. At Sands Investment Group, we break down this process into three steps. 

  1. Evaluate the Business 
  2. Market Analysis 
  3. Structuring a Lease

As the overarching tasks, each of these steps breaks down into extensive research tied to the characteristics of your specific case. Find the details here

What are the benefits of a sale-leaseback? 

The benefits of a sale-leaseback are broken down into that of the original seller and the purchaser. It creates a mutually beneficial agreement that creates opportunities for both parties to see positive impacts in their financial pursuits.  

For the original seller, one of the first benefits to consider with a sale-leaseback is that it is an alternative method of raising capital. In the instance of a loan, the company must repay the money, making it appear on their balance sheet as debt. With a sale-leaseback, the liability on the balance sheet decreases, while the current assets will increase. It does not present the same appearance of debt in the long-term overview of the business.   

Along with the benefits present on the balance sheet, sale-leasebacks give you the chance to grow your business with ease. This means you can use the capital to open other locations, expand the current company, or acquire another business or real estate property. As you grow, the volatility risks of owning the asset decrease with this method.  

On the other hand, the purchaser can expect benefits as well. From the start, they achieve ownership of a cash-flowing asset that also happens to be backed by a long-term lease. They also know that the long-term lease is tied to someone who wants to be a tenant and continue to utilize the property because of how a sale-leaseback originates. As a result, the purchaser can deduct the property’s depreciation expenses from their income taxes. 

Find the perfect sale leaseback listing for you by looking at the active inventory Sands Investment Group has to offer. 

Work With Sands Investment Group 

The sale-leaseback may be the financing tool you’ve been waiting for to expand your business. Now that you know the basics, it is time to take the next step. Sands Investment Group has experience in all types of commercial real estate to help you navigate leveraging your existing assets for more capital to fund future investments. 

At Sands Investment Group you can find highly personalized client services with an extensive network of investors to help you get started on discovering more about sale leasebacks. Call 844.4.SIG.NNN or find out more on our website.      

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