Financing America's Triple Net Lease Properties And 1031 Exchanges Since 1971

About Marabella Commercial Finance

Marabella Commercial Finance was founded in 1971, and soon after funded our first permanent mortgage origination with Safeway Stores, Inc.. In the early 1970’s Safeway Stores became one of the largest and fastest growing food retailers in the United States. The company was in an expansionary mode and was seeking additional capital for growth. Marabella Commercial Finance stepped in and met this extraordinary challenge. In response to doing such an excellent job in arranging financing, Safeway Stores allocated a total of approximately 120 stores – $98.8M in financing for Marabella Commercial Finance to complete.

Today we strive to give our clients and associates that same type of excellent service that we did for Safeway Stores. Other companies we have assisted in structuring loans for are as follows; Walgreens, CVS Caremark, 7-Eleven, Kohls, Kmart, Dillon, Carter, Hawley, Hale, Fisher Foods, Rite Aid, Payless ShoeSource, Discount Tires Stores Inc., Kragen, Checkers, Schucks, Hollywood Video, Blockbuster Video, Autozone, Blimpies,  and Jack In Box.

Through our network of Insurance Companies, Wall Street Firms, CMBS and CTL Lenders and both National / International Banks, Marabella Commercial Finance is able to arrange financing for any type of single and multi-tenant retail, industrial, office and restaurant properties. Our strong relationships with these great companies yield our clients the best rate, terms as well as dependable and responsive service in the financial market place.

Meet Christian S. Marabella


Christian Marabella graduated from the University of San Diego where he received a degree in Business Economics. Mr. Marabella is an active member of the Mortgage Bankers Association and is involved in many of the events put on by the International Council of Shopping Centers.

Mr. Marabella has written and been featured in many magazine articles discussing Sale-Leaseback Financing, Permanent Financing For Net Lease Properties, Net Lease Property Sales, and how the U.S. and World Economy has had an influence on the permanent financing market and sales market for Net Lease Properties. Some of the magazines he has been featured are; National Real Estate Investor, Shopping Center World Magazine, California Real Estate Journal, and The Deal Makers just to name a few.

In 1995 Mr. Marabella formed Marabella Commercial Finance, Inc. which is a firm that specializes in arranging permanent financing for Credit Tenant Net Lease Properties. Some of the credit tenants Mr. Marabella has worked with are; Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Jack In The Box, 7-Eleven, CSK Automotive (Kragen, Checker, Schucks), Kindercare, Morgan Tire, Club One Health Club, Discount Tires, AutoZone, and many others.

Net Lease Podcast Inteview Featuring Chris Marabella:

Net Lease Financing & Acquision – KCBQ’s Andrea Kaye with Chris Marabella, 12/08/2015

Current Financing Strategies For Net Lease Properties – Michael Bull with Chris Marabella, 1/09/2015

Mailbox Money: Single Tenant Net Lease Properties – Michael Bull with Chris Marabella, 12/11/2014

Net Lease Articles Featuring Or Written By Mr. Marabella Include:

NREI Online – 1031 Fast Food Real Estate – Christian S. Marabella Discusses QSRs (Quick Service Restaurants) September 12, 2018.

Net Lease Forum – Interview With Christian S. Marabella.

Lease Language, Net Lease Basics, National Real Estate Investor Magazine – By Christian S. Marabella April 1, 2001.

Sale-leasebacks Follow Retail Expansion Curve – Shopping Center World Magazine, November 1997.

As Several Retail Stocks Decline, Net-Lease Deals Become Problematic – NREI Magazine, By Christian S. Marabella, March 2001.

Net Lease Business Booms amid slow times – With Christian S. Marabella, NREI Magazine, July 1, 2001.

Are Sale-Leasebacks The Answer To Capital Freedom? – With Christian S. Marabella, National Real Estate Investor, July 1998.

Net Lease Transactions Enter 2000 on a High Note – With Christian S. Marabella, Shopping Center World Magazine, Feb. 2000.

Real Share Net Lease Event – Christian S. Marabella Speaker at Real Share Net Lease – Los Angeles Omni Hotel.

Archived Teleconferences With Christian Marabella Include:

Christian S. Marabella, Bob Miller & Sandy Aron – December, 2006

Net Lease Pharmacy Teleconference – August, 2007