Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced that Greg Burns has joined the company as Managing Director of Originations. Based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Greg will leverage existing and develop new relationships to source restaurant, franchise, and real property finance opportunities.

Before joining Stonebriar, Greg managed a franchise finance team at CIT Bank.  Greg’s earlier experience includes business leadership and originations roles, all with a focus on franchise and single-tenant real estate assets, with CTL Capital, William Blair & Company and AIG Commercial Asset Finance.

Burns holds a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

“Having successfully built and managed material restaurant, franchise, and single-tenant real estate finance portfolios in the past, there is significant institutional knowledge of these assets and markets throughout the Stonebriar leadership team,” said Kyle Parks, Stonebriar’s head of direct originations.  “Our patient and flexible capital, appreciation for the consistency and diversity of franchise-related cash flows, and first-hand experience underwriting the obligors position us well to deploy meaningful capital in this sector.  Greg is the right person to lead this effort.”

“I am excited to once again work with this leadership team.  In light of our prior success, the void of creative and quality capital in the non-bank franchise finance and single-tenant real estate markets, and the strong alignment of targeted transaction attributes with Stonebriar’s core underwriting, I am confident in our ability to provide unique capital solutions to prospective borrowers,” said Burns.  “These markets value industry expertise, transparency, and timely execution.  Consistent with Stonebriar’s five-year history, across all platforms, we are committed to providing this level of experience and service to the franchise finance and commercial real estate markets.”

For more information contact:

Greg Burns:                        Phone:  (952) 449-5194                  Email:  Greg.Burns@StonebriarCF.com
Kyle Parks:                          Phone:  (469) 609-8525                  Email:  Kyle.Parks@StonebriarCF.com