2,139 Transactions in 2022

Investment Services – AZ CRE

Net Lease Investments


The demand for single-tenant net leased retail properties is at an all-time high. Investors value the passive income stream and the tendency of these properties to maintain their value in shifting markets. This puts pressure on sellers to obtain the best possible terms. The Leveraged CRE Team works hard to provide public marketing and external co-broker cooperation along with Involvement of local market experts. Our strong leadership and hands-on sales approach allow us to be proactive, broad, and give effective internal, regional, and national marketing exposure.


Our primary focus is net lease opportunities and investments. Through our targeted approach we provide a depth of expertise in the industry and offer our clients real-time market information, simplified transactions and maximum returns. The Leveraged CRE Team uses market knowledge, access to a pool of qualified investors & exchange buyers, and a marketing strategy to create the best possible exposure for every property.


A 1031 exchange is a powerful wealth building tool that allows investors to sell a property and reinvest the proceeds into a similar “like-kind” property, and defer all capital gains taxes.

There are some specifics in a 1031 Exchange that can be overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a complete understanding of it. The Leveraged CRE Team helps provide understanding and knowledge to lead the way. We ask qualifying questions and provide sample investment analyses to avoid jeopardizing your exchange goals, and realistically align cash flow expectations for a more positive 1031 Exchange experience.


Sale-leaseback transactions allow sellers to monetize their real estate assets and redeploy capital back into their core business. Particularly for below-investment grade companies, it is an attractive alternative financing option. For the seller it is also a mechanism to transfer downstream valuation risk while securing maximum value and occupancy rights from a long-term lease. Although the reasons for considering a sale-leaseback are numerous and often attractive, the execution can be complicated. This is where ICRE Investment Group’s expertise in sale-leaseback transactions can help. Whether is one property or a portfolio of hundreds, the Leveraged CRE Team works side by side with clients to reduce occupancy costs and/or create an exit strategy for specific retail assets, all while simplifying the process every step of the way. We work hard to gain a deep understanding of each client’s unique corporate objectives and work tirelessly to analyze current market data and produce viable options.

debt equity financing


With the need for creativity to overcome deal complexity and a myriad of financing options, today’s real estate investor needs an advisor who understands the intricacies of their situation and is able to craft a financing structure that will best meet their needs. Whether you are purchasing a new asset, are a property owner seeking to pull cash out of an asset, reduce monthly payments or secure better loan terms, our lending professionals can locate capital resources to provide the optimal financing or refinancing package in both loan terms and loan proceeds. By aggressively sourcing funds through our network of different types of lending institutions, we are able to obtain the best capital fit to meet clients’ objectives.

Michael Wetnight - President

CMB #0926931
1st American
Commercial Lending LLC
26306 N 50th Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85083
C: 602-284-9865
E: michael@1stACL.com
W: www.1stacl.com