Ground Lease Capital

An efficient way to build your capital stack.

A ground lease offers commercial property owners the opportunity to add to their capital stack while retaining ownership and operational rights to their current or future improvements.

Ground leases are attached to the land - not the building - making them a low-risk way for owners to gain upfront capital needed to finance new developments. Long-term leases and predictable payment schedules make ground leases a great way to enhance your returns. Additionally, ground leases serve as low-risk rescue capital to distressed projects.

The Twain Difference

We make it happen.

At Twain, we want to help you build a better capital stack. We have partnered with property owners and developers of all asset types, all over the country, to generate long-term, low-cost capital for construction projects, acquisitions and refinancing of existing assets, including distressed real estate through sale and leaseback agreements.

Our ground lease offering works the same way as interest-only debt, with no cost of amortization. We give property owners a lump sum payment for a portion of the value of the ground and current or future improvements. Unlike traditional ground leases, Twain offers building owners an option to buyback the land at any point in time which allows for a larger buyer pool upon disposition of the asset.

Twain provides up to 30% of an asset's stabilized value in exchange for fee simple ownership of the underlying land and a financeable 99-year lease.

Services and Industries

A ground lease is ideal for any commercial development.

Separating your building from the land it sits on is an efficient way to add value to your capital stack without the risks that come with alternative loans and equity. It's a great way for every kind of commercial real estate developer to improve cash flows and eliminate debt.

  • Hospitality
  • Senior housing
  • Student housing
  • Multifamily
  • Office
  • Retail
  • Self-storage
Problems we solve.

Problems? Ground Lease Capital could be the answer.

  • I need to finance my commercial development.
  • I need access to capital to fund my new development.
  • I am looking for conventional real estate financing.
  • I want a low-cost, stable capital option.
  • I want to build a development on land that I cannot buy.
  • I am looking for an experienced and knowledgeable financial partner.

For more information, please contact:


Fran Faulknor, West Coast


Erik Lintvedt, Midwest


Paul Thompson, East Coast

Gain a capital advantage.

Tell us about your project and we'll help you secure the funding you need.


Nick Maglasang, Southwest


Andy Weber, Southeast


Karl Koch, Southwest


Chris Tierney, East Coast