Commercial Real Estate Executives & Tenant End-Users to Convene for Sale Leaseback Summit: High-Level Information and Networking, October 25, Yale Club of New York

NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 250+ senior-level commercial real estate executives and leading tenants who have monetized real estate assets, or considering innovative capital-raising solutions, will gather for the inaugural Sale Leaseback Summit on October 25. The reasons for monetization will be explored in detail at this executive-level summit, which will be held at the Yale Club of New York. The event is organized by CAPRATE Events, the fastest-growing digital media firm specializing in commercial real estate, and sponsored by American Realty Capital and Calkain Companies. Media partners include Commercial Mortgage Alert, Real Estate Alert and NAIOP-New York City Chapter.


This unique, first-of-its-kind summit will bring sale leaseback activity in the various property types into focus. Panels will explore the reasons for monetization in healthcare, retail, industrial and office real estate assets. Innovative panels will consist of both investors and tenants who will discuss and debate the reasons for and against monetization, as well as industry case studies. The myriad of investors, ranging in size from family-run to institutional, will participate. In addition, leading tenants in the various industry sectors will participate.

The conference will be held at the Yale Club of New York, the largest private club in the world.  Conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors and sponsors will participate in breakfast beginning at 7:30, with panel discussions beginning at 8:30. A special networking lunch will be served and informational panels will continue in the afternoon. This full-day event will offer the highest quality market intelligence and networking opportunities for the most active and innovative commercial real estate, capital markets and service provider firms.  All of the national and regional CRE firms that specialize in sale leasebacks and related net lease activity will be on hand for this premier conference.

"More and more, closely held and family owned companies are looking for ways to monetize the legacy investments in their companies without losing control," according to Jonathan Hipp, President and CEO of Calkain Companies. "Sale leasebacks present just such an opportunity yet many are not very familiar with the concept. The Sale Leaseback Summit is a perfect way for them to get introduced to the concept as well as give them an opportunity to meet some of the leading industry professionals who might help them with a transaction."

Firms that seek creative real estate and capital-raising solutions will want to attend to hear from theirs peers about the risks and rewards of sale leasebacks. Investors, capital sources and industry service providers will want to attend to hear important market reports, industry analysis and to network with the most active firms.

For additional information about the event or registration, please visit the official conference website: A limited number of speaking, exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities are available.

Media Contact: Brian Klebash CAPRATE Events, LLC, 917-460-3572,

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