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MasterPlan Capital to Grow Credit Tenant Lease (CTL)Division, sell Hotels, Halt some types of Lending

January 14, 2013

January 2, 2013, BostonMassachusetts, For Immediate Release

Commercial real estate investment banking firm MasterPlan Capital will be concentrating its origination efforts on credit tenant lease financing in the new year and beyond. In it’s annual report to partners, investors, and clients the firm announced that it will be placing more emphasis on growing the companies CTL loan volume and will discontinue lending against some other types of commercial real estate.

MasterPlan has decided to stop originating loans against automotive and gas station facilities, including car washes, and will discontinue rehab loans or loans against underperforming assets (turn-around projects). Further, the company will, over time, dissolve MasterPlan Hospitality Income, a private equity venture that sought to invest in mid-sized hotels along the Eastern Seaboard and on the West Coast of Florida, by liquidating substantially all of the fund’s assets. In 2010 MasterPlan stopped making construction and land loans (accept for single tenant real estate net leased to an investment grade tenant) and they will continue their prohibition on development lending.

 The report said, in-part: “CTL financing is a very efficient use of out time and resources. Once we determine that a deal qualifies for CTL we can proceed with an extremely high degree of confidence in closing. In short; if a stand-alone property has a single, investment grade tenant and a long term net lease, we can absolutely turn that lease into cash for the owner in forty five to sixty days”.

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 CTL lending is a specialized financing method designed to fund the purchase, refinance and development of single tenant real estate that is net leased (NN, NNN or Bondable) to investment grade tenants. Walgreens, CVS, Home Depot and the US Government are popular tenants who qualify for CTL loans.

 The report continued: “CTL lending is a very unique form of financing that entails aspects of both standard commercial mortgage lending and sophisticated investment banking. Because of our extensive knowledge of both industries we (MasterPlan Capital) are in a very favorable position when it comes to advising clients, arranging financing and shepherding deals through to closing”.  

 CTL bankers issue and sell private placement bonds that are backed by net lease income. Proceeds from the bond sales are used to fund a commercial mortgage loan to the owner of the property. CTL loans are administered by third party trustees throughout the life of the loan.

 In the conclusion of the statement MasterPlan noted: “CTL finance has been a bright spot for our industry and for MasterPlan Capital during a very difficult lending environment. The relationships we’ve developed and the experience we’ve acquired will allow us to become a national leader in credit tenant lease lending over the next few years. We are excited about our prospects going forward and expect that our focus on CTL will continue to benefit our clients and our firm”.

 MasterPlan Capital LLC is a dynamic, privately owned commercial mortgage lender and commercial real estate investment banking firm active nationwide in commercial real estate investment and finance. Commercial real estate investors and property owners can apply for a CTL or other commercial mortgage online or call 800-727-5140  with questions.

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To Qualify for Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) Finance Tenant Must Have “Investment Grade” Credit Rating

February 17, 2012

Credit tenant lease finance is an excellent source of capital for the purchase, refinance or development of net leased property. This unique method of lending against single tenant real estate can provide long term, high leverage, fixed rate debt to NNN investors quickly and efficiently, but it is important to realized that not all tenants qualify.

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To secure CTL loans the tenant must have an investment grade credit rating from a major rating agency. Bankers have no leeway in this matter.

In order to be considered a “credit tenant” the entity must have a BBB- or better rating from Standard & Poors or a Ba1 rating (or better) from Moody’s.

Sponsors and investors with questions about CTL finance or NNN real estate investing are encouraged to call MasterPlan Capital at 1-800-727-5140 x 101 to speak with an expert or to begin the CTL loan process.

Capital Available for Walgreens Mortgage Loans – Commercial Real Estate Investment Banker Earmarks $80mm for Walgreens Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) Loans.

February 1, 2012

CRE NEWS:
Jan 31, 2012

Commercial mortgage lender and real estate investment banking firm, MasterPlan Capital, has determined its 2012 capacity for credit tenant lease lending against Walgreens stores to be $80,000,000.00. 

Walgreens is a popular tenant among single tenant, triple net (NNN) investors and MasterPlan’s ’12 business plan allocates $80mm in capital for CTL loans for the pharmacy chain.

The firm will consider Walgreens CTL loans with a balance of $3mm or more but prefers portfolios of 3 or more stores with a loan balance of $15mm or better. MasterPlan also noted that it will originate loans against ground leases and construction projects if the numbers work but prefers purchase and refinance loans for fee simple, existing locations. The company’s business plan also revealed that it will shun Walgreens leases with less than 10 years left on them and will instead look to make loans against leases with at least 15 years left on the first leg. 

Walgreens is just one credit mentioned in the firm’s 2012 strategy and their plan noted that it can make loans against almost any tenant that has a long, net (NNN, NN or bondable) lease and an investment grade credit rating (BBB- or better by S&P, Ba1 or better by Moody’s).

MasterPlan Capital Sharpens Focus in 2012; CTL Lending, Bridge Loans and Mortgages on Income Producing Commercial Property to be Emphasized

January 19, 2012

January 3, 2012
Greenwich CT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

MasterPlan Capital Sharpens Focus in 2012

Commercial real estate investment banking firm, MasterPlan Capital, has disclosed its 2012 business strategy. In a written statement to clients, employees and investors the firm noted that it will concentrate its efforts on credit tenant lease finance, private bridge lending and commercial mortgage lending against income producing commercial real estate. MasterPlan will deemphasize it’s participation in joint ventures and other forms of equity finance and will not consider land or development loans except for triple net leased projects or for existing clients of the firm.

Regarding credit tenant lease (CTL) loans for triple net leased (NNN), single tenant assets the statement read, in part:

“CTL finance has been one of the healthiest sectors of commercial real estate finance and promises to remain to be strong well into the future. Net lease investors have realized that locking in today’s low rates for the long term is a smart business move. CTL offers them a fixed rate, fully amortized, non-recourse commercial mortgage with terms (coterminous with the lease) to 30 years. MasterPlan Capital can provide these income investors with the absolute lowest rates in the industry and can offer them a very high degree of certainty of execution. In-short, no CTL banker is more competitive in pricing or dependable in closing deals.”

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The firm also commented on private bridge lending:

“As the economy slowly improves more competitors are entering the short-term, bridge loan space. We intend to compete aggressively for the best deals without subjecting our investors to undue risk. That-is-to-say, in certain instances we might lower our lending rates but won’t increase our loan-to-value (LTV) ratios, won’t offer non-recourse bridge loans and won’t do deals for the sake of doing deals.”

The statement noted that the firm intends to continue originating commercial mortgage loans against income producing commercial real estate:

“Income producing commercial real estate mortgage loans such-as loans against multi-family assets, leased up office properties and light industrial buildings will continue to be a bread-and-butter, activity for the firm.”

The firm went on to explain why it is moving away from joint ventures, equity finance and land and development loans:

“Other forms of structured finance such as joint ventures and equity finance offer the potential for high returns to our company but are very taxing on the time and workload of our people and our third party service providers. We have determined that our valuable time is better spent on our core businesses. As-for lending against land and for construction and development, we will continue making these types of loans against unimproved real estate that is net leased to a single investment grade tenant and for existing clients of our firm but otherwise will no longer be accepting applications for land loans.”

About MasterPlan Capital LLC:

MasterPlan Capital is dynamic, privately held commercial real estate investment banking firm offering credit tenant lease (CTL) loans, commercial mortgage loans and asset management services to commercial real estate investors and owners in the lower 48 states. Clients and prospective borrowers can apply for financing at the firms web site (http://www.masterplancapital.com)  or by calling 1-800-727-5140.

Developers can use credit tenant lease (CTL) finance to fund construction of new NNN leased real estate – This article Outlines 2 Simple Methods

October 18, 2011

Investors and developers of single tenant net leased real estate know the benefits of NNN investing. This unique type of real estate can provide a safe and dependable stream of monthly income for decades to come.

But securing a construction loan for any commercial real estate has been exceedingly difficult over the last four years.

The President of MasterPlan Capital LLC, Glenn Fydenkevez, has written an interesting and informative article outlining two ways CTL loans can be used for ground-up construction financing.

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The two methods are, A CTL loan coupled with a Stand-by Letter of Credit, and a Forward Commitment for a CTL loan. If you develop NNN real estate or are considering undertaking a net leased, single tenant building project, this piece will be worth your time.

READ THE ARTICLE HERE or you may contact us with any questions you may have on CTL or other aspects of commercial real estate finance.

Money Available for Walgreens Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) Loans – Special Low Rates for Loans against Portfolios (3+ Locations, $15MM+ Loan Balance)

September 19, 2011

Commercial real estate investment banking firm, MasterPlan Capital LLC is actively seeking to fund credit tenant lease (CTL) loans against stand alone, net leased, Walgreens stores. The firm has significant but limited liquidity for Walgreens loans and specifically is looking to make loans of $15MM or more against portfolios of 3 or more Walgreens locations that can be cross collateralized. Sponsors, owners, developers and investors can inquire or apply for CTL financing online or may call 800-727-5140 xtn 1.

Loan:                 First Position Commercial Mortgage
Recourse:          Nonrecourse
Type:                  Fixed Rate, Full/Self Amortizing
Rate:                   Interpolated US Treasury Rate + Margin
Minimum:         $3MM (prefer $15MM+)
LTV:                    To 100% (subject to DSCR)
DSCR:                  1x-1.05x 
Term:                   Co-Terminus with Lease
Assumable:         Yes
Time to Close:      45-60 Days
Funding:                Private Placement Bonds

The Benefits of Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) Loans for Single Tenant, NNN Leased Real Estate

July 13, 2011
Credit tenant lease (CTL) lending has several distinct advantages over traditional commercial mortgage lending. No one type of financing is right for every situation but CTL should be considered whenever investors are buying, refinancing or building single tenant real estate that is , net leased (triple net (NNN), double net (NN) or bondable) to investment grade tenants.

Non Recourse – The sponsor / borrower is not underwritten and will not be on the hook if a loans defaults. If the tenant and the lease pass muster, the loan will close.

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Speed – CTL loans have been known to close in 45 days from start to finish (60 days is typical). Conventional commercial mortgages can take 90-180 days to fund and close.

High Leverage – CTL bankers place no restrictions on loan-to-value (LTV) or loan-to-cost (LTC). If the debt service is covered (1-1.05x debt-service-coverage-ratio [DSCR]) by the rent CTL lenders will lend up to 100% LTV or LTC. CTL, without question, offers the highest loan balances in the commercial mortgage industry.

Fixed Rate – Rates on CTL loans are generally fixed for the entire life of the deal.

Self Amortizing – CTL mortgages are fully amortized with a term that is co-terminus with the lease. Borrowers won’t have to worry about coming up with large balloon payments or refinancing every 3, 5, 7 or 10 years.

Straight Forward Process – If the tenant is investment grade (BBB+ or better by S&P or Ba1 or better by Moody’s, or the equivalent), the property is stand-alone, single tenant and the deal carries a long term, net lease, CTL offers a very, very high degree of financing certainty.

Liquidity – There is no shortage of liquidity in the CTL sector of the commercial mortgage lending industry. Billions of dollars are available right now to finance single tenant, net leased, credit tenant real estate and bankers are actually eager to lend.

More Liquidity for Multi-Family; Freddie Mac Adds Adjustable Rate Mortgages (ARM)

June 7, 2011

Freddie Mac recently announced that adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) loans are now eligible for securitization into Freddie Mac Multi Family Mortgage Backed Securities (K Certificates).

ARMs will now be purchased by Freddie through its CME multi family mortgage loan execution path. The loans will be bought from approved lenders in Freddie’s network, pooled with other eligible loans, securitized by Wall Street investment bankers and sold to the public.

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Liquidity is, of-course, welcome as we continue to work out of our credit malaise, but as we have said before, it is somewhat disconcerting that such a large percentage of all multi family lending must come from the Government.

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Credit Tenant Lease (CTL) Loans – Lower Overall Costs When Sponsors Borrow From Portfolio Lenders

May 25, 2011

Credit tenant lease (CTL) finance is an investment banking solution for the capital needs of single tenant, net lease real estate investors. Specialized lenders, in effect, turn triple net leases into bonds and use the proceeds from the bond issue to fund a commercial mortgage loan. Credit tenant lease loans tend to be long-term (co-terminus with the lease), fixed rate, non-recourse, self amortizing loans, and because they are usually assumable by a subsequent owner they are often the last loan a property will ever need.

CTL is an efficient and dependable method of financing the purchase or refinance of net leased property but it is not inexpensive. The investment banking aspects and the necessity of adhering to securities laws causes the fees and expenses associated with CTL to be somewhat higher than those associated with conventional lending.

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One way for borrowers to lower the overall cost of securing a CTL loan is to utilize CTL portfolio lenders. These unique lenders underwrite and fund CTL loans with the intention of holding them in their own portfolios for their own benefit for the entire life of the loan.

Lower Rates

Portfolio lenders tend to price CTL loans like bonds rather than like mortgages. Sponsors will find that rates are very reasonable for long term, fixed rate debt. The rates will be set based upon the going rate of an (interpolated) US Treasury Bond plus a very small premium.

Lower Legal Fees

The fixed income funds that have a sophistication level high enough to issue, fund and hold CTL loans tend to be very large, often with assets in the tens of billions. More often than not these funds employ “in-house” counsel that can and do save borrowers thousands in legal fees.

• Fewer Middle Men

Traditional CTL finance uses brokers, bankers, bond traders, third party rating services and independent trustees to get deals done. A portfolio lender cuts way down on the middle men and, because they will not be offering bonds in the market, do not require independently verified credit ratings or National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) ratings. Less people to compensate can mean big savings to borrowers.

Time is Money

By definition, portfolio lenders don’t need to rely on third party service providers and can move a loan through the process very quickly and efficiently. Portfolio CTL lenders can fund deals 15-20% faster than private placement lenders can, closing loans in as-little-as 45 days from start-to-finish. In NNN real estate investing time really is money the sooner a buyer can get into a deal the more rent they will collect.

Private placement bond CTL financing is an excellent method of financing single tenant, net lease investments and our firm will continue to offer it. However, when a deal qualifies (portfolio lenders have strict qualification criteria and a slightly higher debt-service-coverage-ratio [DSCR] ) sponsors and investors will be well served by applying to a portfolio lender.

The author of this post, Glenn Fydenkevez, is President of MasterPlan Capital LLC. He has over 25 years in the finance industry and has been an officer at one of the world’s largest investment banks. Feel free to contact him with any questions you may have about CTL finance or other aspects of commercial real estate finance.

Credit Tenant Lease Loans – Large ($15b) Fixed Income Fund Seeks CTL Deals – MasterPlan Capital Expands CTL Offerings

May 2, 2011

We are very pleased to announce that, through a strategic partnership, with a large fixed income fund, MasterPlan Capital can now offer “portfolio” CTL lending against stand alone real estate that is triple net (NNN) leased to a single, investment grade tenant.

By originating loans that are to-be underwritten, funded and held by a single, specific fund, we can offer significantly lower effective rates and greatly lower the costs associated with CTL finance.


This portfolio financing represents a welcomed addition to, not a replacement of, our private placement bond CTL platform that funds loans by underwriting and selling bonds to various investors.

The CTL Portfolio Platform has fairly strict criteria and underwriting standards but, for deals that qualify, the financial benefits can be substantial.

With portfolio lending there is no need to create and sell bonds. This lowers the overall cost by eliminating investment banking functions and the commissions paid to bond traders. Further, the Fund has “in-house” counsel which can lower legal fees by many thousands of dollars.

Collateral:
• Retail, Office, Industrial, Warehouse, Distribution Centers
• Stand Alone (separate tax parcel) real estate
• Single Tenant
• NNN, NN or Bondable
• Investment Grade Tenant
• External or NAIC Ratings NOT necessary.
• Located in Population Centers
Minimum:
• $5,000,000.00+ (prefer $15,000,000.00+)
Parameters:
• Debt-service-coverage ratio (DSCR): 1.05X
• Loan-to-value (LTV): Not Restricted (Subject to DSCR)
• Can Provide 100% Financing (subject to DSCR)
Terms:
• Coterminous (through 30 years)
• Self Amortizing
• Fixed Rate
• Non-recourse
Rates:
• Priced Like a Bond rather than a Mortgage
• Based on Interpolated US Treasury + a Very Small Spread.
• Extremely Competitive Resulting in Largest Possible Loan Balances

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