Sapphire Capital Group is a real estate capital advisory firm specializing in client-oriented solutions derived from decades of transactional experience and deep capital relationships. SCG is very selective when taking on assignments, knowing that the full attention of our team is required to achieve success.


Declining NOI’s, more restrictive lending parameters, and COVID-related reserves have created a new environment where loan proceeds for acquisitions and refinances are 20% to 30%+ lower than pre-COVID underwriting criteria. SCG has an established track record in successfully using ground lease capital strategies to solve refinance and acquisition equity shortfalls that are affecting owners, operators and developers of commercial real estate properties.

Ground Lease Capital

We leverage our extensive network of investors, both private and institutional, providing lower cost capital and reducing the equity requirement for our sponsors.


Sapphire Capital Group has more than 70 years of combined experience evaluating investments and originating approximately $8 billion (spanning 300+ transactions) of mortgage debt and structured finance solutions for commercial real estate owners and developers.



SCG has a proven track record of arranging joint venture equity partnerships and LP investments with both institutional and family office investors.



Andy, Walter, and Zach artfully navigated an incredibly complicated deal during an incredibly complicated time. Their unique structure enabled us to close on a deal when traditional financing was impossible to come by due to COVID-19. Sapphire struck a delicate balance between being assertive in pushing the deal along on our tight timeline, and being collaborative with the large number of stakeholders involved. I wholeheartedly recommend this creative, hardworking, and resourceful team.

Nora Dweck-McMullen
Dweck Properties

I have worked with Andy and his team since 2016 on a few equity recapitalizations of our student housing deals in the southeast, a land acquisition with one of Andy’s family office investors and an Opportunity Zone investor who invested $25M in a multi family development deal in Jacksonville. Andy has always been responsive and has done whatever was needed to help us line up the capital needed to close in a timely manner. We have closed on several transactions with the same investor which is a statement of Andy’s integrity and professionalism.

Jeff Rosen
Chance Partners, Jacksonville, FL

Andy and his team at SCG were instrumental in arranging the debt and equity for one of our largest portfolio acquisitions last year in 2018. He and his team worked to understand our business plan and brought us the capital we needed to execute, including a co-GP equity partner that fit seamlessly with our operational and management strategy.

Ian Ferguson
Middleton Meyers, Charlotte, NC


I have worked with Andy since I started investing in commercial real estate over 20 years ago. Last year Andy and the team at SCG executed on two large, complex assignments for UIP. The first project, a ground-up residential high-rise development, included EB-5 capital and an institutional fee investor. The second project, also large and complex, required the Team to perform within a very narrow window for closing. Andy and his Team raised both private and institutional equity, and brought in an institutional fee investor for the $100 MM acquisition in Washington D.C. In both cases Andy and the guys at SCG worked to understand our needs and critical deadlines, ultimately delivering the necessary capital for us to close.

Steve Schwat
Urban Investment Partners, Washington, DC

I had the pleasure of working with Sapphire Capital Group (Andy, Walter and Zach) in closing a large financing on a trophy-grade mixed-use property. Andy and his team did an extremely diligent job of securing a financing package for their client during a very tough financing environment (COVID19) where the market for larger complex loans was very constrained. They, at all times during the process, provided their client with multiple creatively structured alternatives and sound advice always with their client’s interests in mind.  In addition, Sapphire was intimately involved throughout the closing process and was on top of every aspect of the deal to ensure a smooth and successful execution.  I would highly recommend Sapphire and look forward to working with them again on future transactions.

Franklin Lin
Argentic Investment Management

I have had the pleasure of working with Andy and Walter on multiple debt and acquisition deals. They brought us and closed on a large Opportunity Zone land acquisition opportunity in Texas. Early in 2022, Sapphire Capital sourced and closed on an out of the box retail cash-out refinance. They managed to hold the rate and close a loan on an out of favor asset class during an absolute market meltdown. Andy and Walter are creative, responsive and experienced professionals with a ton of market wisdom.

Chris Westphal
Verde Communities, Washington, DC


July 2020
Sapphire Capital Group (“SCG”) arranged $93,000,000 in permanent financing to recapitalize the construction loan for the newly delivered LIZ.

4701 Willard Avenue

June 2020
Sapphire Capital Group (“SCG”) arranged $90,000,000 in Ground Lease Capital through a private investment group in the form of a 99-year ground lease for the acquisition of a 525-unit multi-family property in Chevy Chase, Maryland. Additionally, the ground lease was structured to assure that 100% of Agency lender requirements were satisfied.

Over 30 Years of capital markets experience

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