CTL and Structured Debt Products

For clients seeking high leverage, credit-backed financing, we offer potential access to our firm’s balance sheet and strategies to enhance execution certainty on mezzanine and structured debt executions.

For institutional investors


Consecutive years with a top 10 ranking in domestic private placements*


In structured debt transaction volume


Fixed income professionals on our Institutional Sales and Trading team

Mesirow arranges financing for new VA clinic to be built in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico VA clinic

$76MM construction-to-permanent loan transaction represents one of the largest Credit Tenant Lease transactions on the Island over past two years

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Our clients access...

differentiated, integrated capabilities from across Mesirow Capital Markets, in addition to potential access to the firm’s balance sheet. 

Analysis and execution

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“Each of our transactions—regardless of size—is marketed via a ‘Dutch-auction’ process designed to optimize market execution results for our clients.”

Stephen Jacobson, Head, CTL and Structured Debt Products


    Credit tenant lease
    • Investment grade
    • High yield
    Bifurcated ground lease notes
    Synthetic securities
    • Transaction "re-packs"
    • Rated and nonrated
    Equity structuring | Placement
    Extended amortization | Residual notes
    • B Notes
      • Zero coupon
      • Partial coupon
    • A1 pari-passu securities
    • Mezzanine debt
    • Mezzanine equity
    • Rated and nonrated notes


    Advisory Services
    • Trust and escrow services
    • DTC registration
    • Alternative structuring analysis
    • Project rates procurement
    • Construction finance services 
    Credit rates procurement
    Insurance services
    • Project insurance
    • Credit insurance
    • Surety bond
    Transaction servicing


    Sectors and industries


    Single-tenant retail
    Drug stores
    "Big-box” stores
    Branch bank facilities
    Convenience stores
    Distribution centers


    Office buildings
    Manufacturing facilities
    Distribution centers
    Headquarters facilities
    Data centers


    Healthcare systems
    Medical office buildings
    Administration buildings
    Healthcare clinics
    Ambulatory care centers
    Universities | colleges
    Cultural institutions


    General services | Administration
    Veterans affairs
    States | Counties | Cities
    Park districts
    Airport facilities
    Higher education (public and private)
    Public Private Partnerships - "P3s"

    Senior leaders

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    Stephen D. Jacobson

    Senior Managing Director | CTL and Structured Debt Products

    Headshot of Nathaniel Sager

    Nathaniel Sager

    Senior Managing Director, CTL and Structured Debt Products | President & Head of Strategy, Capital Markets

    Headshot of Andrew Minkus

    Andrew H. Minkus

    Senior Managing Director | Credit Tenant Lease and Structured Debt Products

    Headshot of David Fishler

    David Fishler

    Senior Vice President | CTL and Structured Debt Products



    Data as of 3.31.21. | *Private Placement Monitor League Tables 2015-2020.