lease·​back | \ ˈlēs-ˌbak How to pronounce leaseback (audio) \

Definition of leaseback

: the sale of property with the understanding that the seller can lease it from the new owner

Examples of leaseback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Playhouse 7 in Pasadena, for example, is operating under a leaseback that extends only to June. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 18 May 2022 And just $70 million, or 11%, of the purchase price was equity; the remaining 89% came from new debt and the sale-leaseback transactions. Jc Reindl, Detroit Free Press, 22 Mar. 2022 In open session, the board approved a change order for $2.1 million for the lease-leaseback agreements for the Del Mar Heights School rebuild project; and reviewed its annual and Measure MM bond fund audits for 2020-21. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Feb. 2022 In any event, as explained above, sale-and-leaseback arrangements are inconsistent with our rules. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 16 Feb. 2022 Laemmle Theatres sold the Playhouse space in 2020, and their leaseback agreement runs out in April. Los Angeles Times, 3 Feb. 2022 In the sale-and-leaseback arrangements that Rosenworcel wants to stop, an ISP sells its wiring to a building owner and then leases back the wiring on an exclusive basis. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, 24 Jan. 2022 As of 2020, private equity firm Brookwood Financial Partners LLC, the owner and founder of Yesway, raised $642 million in equity for the company, as well as $237 million in sale-leaseback proceeds. Dallas News, 22 Sep. 2021 Another intriguing alternative is what's known as a sale-leaseback transaction. Next Avenue, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of leaseback

1947, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of leaseback was in 1947

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“Leaseback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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lease·​back | \ ˈlēs-ˌbak How to pronounce leaseback (audio) \

Legal Definition of leaseback

: the sale of property with the understanding that the seller can lease it back from the new owner often used in the phrase sale and leaseback


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