“Having just completed two transactions with Century Equities, we found their firm to be an excellent buyer to work with. The Century Equities Team was professional from start to finish. They did what they said they’d do and were extremely efficient in solving problems and communicating their actions every step of the way. This was one of the smoothest transactions we’ve ever completed. Working with Century Equities was an absolute pleasure and we look forward to a long standing relationship with their firm.”
- Jerry Hopkins, Stan Johnson Company
Q: What is a sale/leaseback?
A: A sale/leaseback is a financing technique that provides an opportunity to raise cash for your business. A sale/leaseback takes place when a business sells real estate it already owns to a third party for its fair market value (‘the sale’) and then immediately enters into a long-term net lease and continues to occupy the property (the ‘leaseback’). Alternatively, the business identifies an existing building that it desires to use. It then allows a third party to purchase that property and immediately enters into a long-term lease to occupy the property.
Q: Why should you consider a sale/leaseback with Century Equities?
A: If real estate is not strategically important to your operations, why own it? By completing a sale/leaseback with Century Equities, you can unlock the value in your real estate, increasing your cash on hand that can be used to grow your primary business. You will be paid full market value for your property which will provide cash to expand operations or pay down existing debt. There is no fee to your company.
Q: What if you own land but have not started construction on your new building?
A: Century Equities can be involved at the outset, assisting in design, budgeting and structuring of the transaction. We are experienced in all aspects of real estate development and we can become an integral part of the project team.