Helping cannabis companies secure finance amid investment scarcity

Rainbow Realty Group has announced plans to help cannabis companies by providing capital financing options. The company underwrites traditional real estate values for retail, industrial, and agricultural properties and purchases or mortgages real property depending on the need of the proprietor.

Rainbow, one of the few cannabis lending in New York, aims to provide solutions to bridge the financial gap for cannabis companies operating in the country. The federal illegality of cannabis use in the United States has made it extremely challenging for cannabis companies to obtain traditional means of financing. As it stands, 37 states have legalized the use of medical cannabis, out of which 19 states allow adult use of cannabis. As more states legalize medical cannabis or abrogate their prohibition on recreational use, the demand for capital to finance new businesses or expand existing ones increases. This is the need that Rainbow aims to fill with its real estate services.

Rainbow has built a proven process for providing capital to cannabis companies at a time when investment in the industry has been scarce. This has allowed the cannabis real estate lender to provide capital that is tied to the real estate property of the proprietor. The company offers two financing options: sale-leasebacks and mortgage, for cannabis proprietors who own real estate or have a path to real estate ownership.

Sale-leaseback financing allows cannabis proprietors to utilize cash invested in their property without incurring debt. The lease term of the property can range from 10 - 15 years, with multiple 5 to 10-year extension options. It has 8% -11% capitalization rates based on the purchase price.

Mortgages allow proprietors to retain ownership interest in their property or finance a purchase option in their lease. The mortgages have interest rates ranging from 9% - 12% and require no amortization. Terms range from 2 - 4 years with provisions for extension and prepayment options.

Speaking about the nature of their financial service, the company’s chairman Fredric H. Gould said, “Rainbow’s management team has 10 years of cannabis experience and 60 years of real estate experience. We have developed a niche, working with cannabis companies while underwriting the real estate collateral that we know best. We strongly encourage interested investors and operators in need of financing to contact us.”

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Rainbow Realty Group 

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