Renewable Energy Project Financing

Ground Lease Financing


Twain is offering property owners and developers an opportunity to add leverage and increase returns in their investments. Ground lease financing can offer more efficient construction or permanent capital while reducing equity requirements.

With a ground lease, Twain purchases the land underneath an existing building or a planned development and leases the use of the ground back over a 99-year term. The sponsor retains ownership and operational rights to their current or future improvements while making ground lease payments to Twain. This allows the property owner to receive a lump sum payment, equal to 30-35% of the as-stabilized value, which can be used to fund construction costs or reposition existing assets. Ground leases are nonrecourse after construction completion and up to 36 months of rent payments can be capitalized.

The Twain difference – the bridge ground lease


At Twain, we take a new approach to help you build a better capital stack by providing ground lease financing with optionality. With flexible repurchase options as soon as year four, Twain offers developers all of the short-term benefits of ground lease capital without the long-term commitment. Developers have the peace of mind knowing that they can use ground lease financing to construct and stabilize their properties with the option to buy the land back from Twain within a few years and at a fixed, predetermined price.

How can this benefit you?


Ground lease financing provides efficient capital that acts like interest-only debt for the duration of the ground lease. On construction projects, this means reduced equity requirements and improved investor yields. On distressed assets, ground lease capital can provide the needed cash injection to spark recovery.

Twain finances ground leases in all 50 states across all asset classes including:

  • Hotels
  • Multifamily
  • Senior Housing
  • Student Housing
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Industrial
  • Self-Storage
  • Special Use

Whether it's a new construction project, rehab, acquisition or a recapitalization of an existing asset (including distressed), Twain provides creative capital solutions with a track record of success.

Contact a member of our team to learn how we can assist you:


Fran Faulknor

Fran Faulknor, West Coast
314-300-4194


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Nick Maglasang

Nick Maglasang, Southwest
314-300-4163


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Karl Koch

Karl Koch, Southwest
314-300-4211


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Erik Lintvedt

Erik Lintvedt, Midwest
314-300-4201


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Andy Weber

Andy Weber, Southeast
314-300-4192


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Chris Tierney

Chris Tierney, East Coast
314-300-4153


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Paul Thompson

Paul Thompson, East Coast
314-300-4218


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Tom Hoffman, Midwest
314-300-4228


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