Prime Time for Sale-Leasebacks

SEAL BEACH, Calif. If there was ever a time for supermarket owners to consider sale-leaseback financing, it is now, according to a real estate developer here. Capital rates are at historic lows in today's market, so a retailer can recognize a market premium for his real estate if he sells to an investor and then leases it back, Matt Heslin, president of real estate firm Heslin Holdings here, told

SEAL BEACH, Calif. — If there was ever a time for supermarket owners to consider sale-leaseback financing, it is now, according to a real estate developer here.

“Capital rates are at historic lows in today's market, so a retailer can recognize a market premium for his real estate if he sells to an investor and then leases it back,” Matt Heslin, president of real estate firm Heslin Holdings here, told SN.

“As a result, a retailer that owns quality real estate and has decent cre

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