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Equipment & Real Estate Financing Programs

At-a-Glance

Making a major purchase, such as a police car, or even a new City Hall? Don’t waste your time tackling all of the paperwork, paying excessive legal fees, or paying unnecessarily high interest rates. Since 1990, GMA has assisted Georgia cities with major equipment and real estate purchases. We’ve secured over $1 billion in financing for cities, amounting to over 4,000 individual deals.

Don’t recreate the wheel. Finance with GMA. Our two programs handle both short-term equipment purchases and long-term real estate purchases.
 

Direct Lease Financing Program (for short-term equipment purchases)

Police cars. Fire trucks. Computer systems. Sewer jet systems. 911 communication systems. Public works equipment. Common yet expensive purchases that your city may need to make at any time. When you make these purchases, you want to make sure you’re getting the best deal while securing the lowest possible interest on your payments.

Benefits
  • Low-interest installment leases to help you purchase essential equipment.
  • Flexible payment terms (ranging from 2 to 10 years).
  • You own your equipment at the end of the term.
Costs
No up-front fees. No required down payments. No prepayment penalties.

Am I Eligible?
We consider all leases on a case-by-case basis.

If you decide to participate in the Direct Lease program, you will adopt a Master Lease (one-time) and submit your two most recent financial audits (or Comprehensive Annual Financial Reports) to us for a credit review.

When you adopt the Master Lease, certain City officers are then authorized to execute supplemental leases for essential equipment—making future purchases much easier.
 

Bricks and Mortar Financing Program (for long-term real estate purchases)

For major real estate projects such as a new city hall, police station, or fire station, give us a call. We provide long-term financing for mission-critical government real estate projects by providing you standard documentation and leveraging our economies of scale to keep your financing costs as low as possible.

Benefits
Even if you’re just thinking about building a new facility, contact us. Because of special legal requirements, contacting us early in the process allows you to obtain a better understanding of your legal and financial financing requirements along with saving you from making costly mistakes that will hurt you down the road.

Benefits to our program include:
 
  • Flexible financing terms, ranging from 5 to 30 years.
  • Facilitating the funding SPLOST-approved projects.
  • Compliance with Section 36-60-13 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.
Costs
No up-front fees. No required down payments. No prepayment penalties.

Am I Eligible?
We consider all leases on a case-by-case basis.

Bricks + Mortar

Acworth Helen
Arcade Hinesville
Atlanta Holly Springs
Austell Jeffersonville
Baldwin Jonesboro
Ball Ground Loganville
Bloomingdale Macon-Bibb County
Braselton Madison
Bremen Monroe
Brunswick Monticello
Calhoun Moultrie
Camilla Norcross
Canton Oxford
Cartersville Peachtree City
Centerville Pine Lake
Chamblee Pooler
Chatsworth Pulaski
Conyers Richmond Hill
Covington Rincon
Dawsonville Riverdale
Decatur Screven
Douglasville Senoia
Dunwoody Snellville
Elberton Social Circle
Ellijay St. Marys
Eton Stone Mountain
Fayetteville Sylvester
Fitzgerald Toccoa
Garden City Trenton
Gray Union City
Griffin Villa Rica
Hapeville Washington
Harlem Woodstock
Hartwell Wrightsville
Hawkinsville

Direct Lease

Acworth Lilburn
Adairsville Lincolnton
Adel Lithonia
Alpharetta Loganville
Americus Lumpkin
Aragon Lyons
Arcade Macon-Bibb County
Arlington Madison
Ashburn Manchester
Atlanta Marshallville
Auburn McDonough
Austell Meigs
Avondale Estates Metter
Bainbridge Midway
Ball Ground Milan
Barnesville Milledgeville
Barwick Millen
Blackshear Milton
Blakely Mitchell
Bloomingdale Monroe
Blythe Montezuma
Boston Monticello
Bowdon Morrow
Bremen Morven
Brookhaven Moultrie
Brunswick Mount Vernon
Butler Mountain Park
Byron Nahunta
Cairo Nashville
Camilla Nelson
Cartersville Norman Park
Cave Spring Oak Park
Cedartown Oakwood
Centerville Ochlocknee
Chamblee Ocilla
Chatsworth Oglethorpe
Chattahoochee Hills Oxford
Chickamauga Palmetto
Clarkesville Pavo
Clayton Pearson
Cochran Pelham
College Park Pembroke
Collins Perry
Colquitt Pooler
Commerce Port Wentworth
Conyers Porterdale
Cordele Poulan
Cornelia Powder Springs
Covington Reidsville
Crawford Remerton
Cusseta-Chattahoochee County Reynolds
Dahlonega Richmond Hill
Dawson Rincon
Decatur Riverdale
Donalsonville Rochelle
Doraville Rockmart
Douglas Rocky Ford
Douglasville Rome
Dublin Rossville
Dudley Royston
Dunwoody Sale City
Eastman Sandersville
Echols County School System Senoia
Elberton Sky Valley
Enigma Smyrna
Euharlee Snellville
Fairburn Social Circle
Fayetteville Soperton
Fitzgerald Sparks
Flovilla Sparta
Flowery Branch Springfield
Folkston St. Marys
Forest Park Statesboro
Forsyth Statham
Fort Valley Stone Mountain
Gainesville Suwanee
Garden City Swainsboro
Glennville Sylvania
Gray Sylvester
Greenville Talbotton
Griffin Tallapoosa
Guyton Thomson
Hagan Thunderbolt
Hahira Tifton
Hapeville Trenton
Harlem Twin City
Hartwell Tybee Island
Hawkinsville Union City
Hazlehurst Union Point
Helen Varnell
Hinesville Vienna
Hogansville Walthourville
Holly Springs Warner Robins
Ivey Washington
Jackson Watkinsville
Jasper Waycross
Jefferson Waynesboro
Jonesboro West Point
Kennesaw Whigham
Kingsland Willacoochee
Kingston Winder
LaFayette Woodbine
LaGrange Woodstock
Lakeland Wrens
Lavonia Wrightsville
Lenox Zebulon

Lease Pool 1998

Albany Floyd County
Americus Forsyth County
Athens-Clarke County Gainesville
Atlanta LaGrange
Augusta Macon-Bibb County
Bartow County Riverdale
Bibb County Rockdale County
Brunswick Rome
Carrollton Smyrna
Cartersville Spalding County
Conyers Statesboro
Decatur Thomasville
Dougherty County Tifton
Fayette County Toccoa
Fitzgerald

Resources

Download the Direct Lease Program Worksheet (PDF)

Equipment & Real Estate Financing Program Overview
Learn how GMA's Equipment and Real Estate Financing Program can help with your city's municipal financing needs.


Direct Lease Types and Leasing Periods
Since 1990, GMA has initiated over 1500 leases for approximately $130 million. 


Brick & Mortar Applicable Projects and Limitations/Special Requirements
Listing of applicable projects and limitations for GMA's brick and mortar financing program.

GMA’s Bricks and Mortar Financing Program Makes Purchase of Loganville City Hall Easy
June 19, 2017
When a building previously used as an elementary school went up for sale, the city of Loganville saw an opportunity. As the city’s population rapidly grew over the last few years, its current city hall was struggling to keep pace. To move quickly, the city needed expertise about financing and its application to local governments. City officials called GMA, and the financing was handled through GMA’s Bricks and Mortar Financing Program.

TAKE THE NEXT STEP
If you’re interested in either the Direct Lease Program or the Bricks & Mortar Program, call us today. For both programs, you can reach out to:
 
  • Darin Jenkins at (678) 686-6264
  • Outside Atlanta? Call toll-free in Georgia at (888) 488-4462
WHY GMA?
  • We competitively represent all Georgia cities in the marketplace, so our interest rates are usually lower than most other loan sources.
  • We are already set up as a lessor, and we handle all of your legal work. You don’t pay expensive legal fees associated with your purchase.
  • We have standard documents already prepared and ready to go. Don’t try to build your own documents from scratch.