The financier

Founded in 2003 by former executives of Franchise Finance Corporation of America, Spirit Finance is a publicly listed REIT focused on sale-leasebacks for the retail, service and distribution industries. With balance sheet assets of approximately $2.5 billion, Spirit recently completed the largest retail sale-leaseback ever, the $815 million acquisition of the real estate assets of ShopKo, the retailer recently acquired by Sun Capital Partners. Here, Christopher Volk talks about the ShopKo deal, the economic environment for retailers and why corporate capital efficiency may be the next big wave in corporate America.

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