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Envoy Introduces “Reversible” Sale-Leaseback to Market

Envoy Net Lease Partners, a Northbrook, IL-based real estate finance company specializing in single-tenant commercial properties, has introduced a new lending program that allows companies to monetize properties with the option to buy them back in the near term.

“This is a great alternative for companies that are going through transition or need time to set up long-term financing,” said Ralph N. Cram, president of Envoy. The company’s “reversible sale-leaseback” program offers owners of industrial, medical office, retail and special-purpose real estate properties loan options that Envoy says were previously unavailable, including short-term purchase options.

Envoy recently closed its first transaction under the program with a $2.3-million acquisition of an industrial property from FirstCharge Energy, a battery manufacturer for heavy machinery. Envoy bought the 92,750-square-foot facility in Grove, OK and leased it back long-term to FirstCharge, which has an option to buy it back within the first two years.


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