After searching the market for deal management platforms, Four Springs Capital Trust found Dealpath. They immediately recognized that Dealpath would enable them to keep pace with their growing pipeline by centralizing all relevant deal data and information needed to make fast, data-driven decisions, helping their team remain organized with one single source of truth. They implemented Dealpath in early 2021.
“Dealpath gives us the ability to present key data sets and make informed decisions about whether or not to close a transaction – whether we’re screening a deal with the Acquisitions team, or presenting a memo at an Investment Committee meeting,” said Jared Morgan, Head of Acquisitions.
Four Springs Capital Trust evaluates a vast and diverse array of opportunities throughout the country, creating the need to pull both historical and new data to properly review and underwrite deals. Through Dealpath, they are able to work from standardized workflows, cross-reference real-time and historical deal information, save time and be more efficient as a team. Dealpath’s reporting and analytics enable the team to make side-by-side comparisons and uncover the most profitable opportunities. Because all real-time deal information is centralized within Dealpath, senior leadership can view their full portfolio at any time.
“I want maximum efficiency, and Dealpath has given me that. The amount of time it saved my team and the ability to concisely present information and eliminate the need to go back and fill in holes; I really can’t put a number to how valuable that is. We grew our portfolio significantly in such a short timeframe this past year, and we will continue to grow in 2022. It’s always been about how we become more efficient with the staff we have and the time we have.”
With Dealpath, Four Springs created and realized three operational efficiencies that have driven their growth both during and after deal closing:
- Visualizing deal information and the property itself: Prior to Dealpath, the pictures and spreadsheets of properties for evaluation were scattered. Today, all deal information is stored within Dealpath. The Four Springs team uses Dealpath to visualize the interior and exterior of the real estate assets, assess the location and analyze rent comparables.
- Screening tenant applicants based on credit: The Four Springs team worked with Dealpath’s Customer Success team to build out a credit template to evaluate tenants and long-term leases. They can now pull industry data on both a macro and micro level. Because their business relies heavily on single tenant net leases, they want growing, successful tenants. On Dealpath, they can efficiently evaluate and compare longterm tenant prospects.
- Leasing due diligence: Four Springs uses a lease checklist prior to making an offer on any property to better understand the deal structure and help mitigate risks. This checklist ensures that a deal is fully vetted before being presented to the Investment Committee.
Four Springs is actively engaged in the net lease market, bidding on opportunities on an almost daily basis. Because of this, they are tracking bid deadlines, due diligence periods, and other critical timelines. Once a deal is under contract, the clock starts ticking, requiring the Four Springs team to focus on significant deadlines for legal documents and due diligence checklists, which cannot be missed. The Acquisitions and Closing teams use Dealpath to keep track of all their time sensitive deals to ensure that they never miss any critical dates in any of their transactions.