Brookline Branch Services develops custom sale-leaseback transactions for bank partners that improve branch networks for the short & long-term.
"BMO Harris was looking to right-size a group of large, legacy bank branches...The first SLB immediately reduced our operating expenses, and enabled the redesign of the oversized branch's space to fit our needs. The second portfolio transaction enabled further cost savings, branch space rightsizing and a step up capital gain meeting BMO’s financial objectives. Our working partnership with Brookline on these transactions has been very effective, and we would recommend them to anyone."
John Burk, Portfolio Manager, BMO Harris Bank
"Working with Brookline Branch Services was exceptional! They understood our needs, the transaction process was seamless and the management team is top notch. We would recommend them to any financial institution looking to utilize ASC Topic 842 “Leases” for a sale-leaseback of their bank branch real estate portfolio.”
Mike Kelly, General Counsel, Park Bank (Acquired by First MidWest in 2019)
Sale-Leasebacks Benefit Branch Networks
Sale-Leaseback transactions create many benefits and opportunities for banks. Download the whitepaper, The New Accounting Rules and Their Effect on Your Branch Real Estate, to learn more about how FASB’s sale-leaseback accounting standards, ASC Topic 842, enables banks to create common equity tier-1 capital (CET1) from sale-leasebacks.