Ralph N. Cram, CFA CRE
President & Manager

Mr. Cram is President and Manager of Envoy Net Lease Partners LLC, a real estate finance company specializing in single-tenant, net-leased properties. He is responsible for providing strategy, marketing and investment advice on all aspects of net lease property investment in single-tenant commercial, medical and industrial properties.
Mr. Cram has underwritten, acquired or financed $1.5 billion of real estate assets across all product types and geographic markets over his 25+ years in commercial real estate. He co-founded Envoy in 2011 to fill a void in the market: providing equity/gap financing to developers of built-to-suit single tenant net lease properties.

An expert on net lease financing and investment, he has spoken on net lease, construction lending and capital markets panels for virtually every major national and regional industry conference, including ICSC RECon, RealShare, Crittenden, iGlobal, N3, InterFace and Net Lease Summit, and has made presentations to the Singapore and Shanghai CFA societies on how to invest in U.S. net lease properties. (See his past speaking engagements at right).

Prior to Envoy, Mr. Cram led his own real estate advisory firm and earlier served as Vice President of Finance at Bond Companies, a mixed-use retail developer, where he was responsible for more than $120 million of debt and equity financing for various retail and condominium projects.
He previously was co-founder and Chief Investment Officer of Theatreplex Entertainment Properties, Inc., a private REIT specializing in acquiring net leased movie theatres, where Mr. Cram oversaw the acquisitions and investment policy. Earlier in his career, he was Director of Acquisitions for Brauvin Real Estate Funds, a net lease syndicator.

In 2009, he was awarded membership into the prestigious Counselor of Real Estate (CRE) Association for his work advising investors regarding investments in alternative real estate strategies. He earned his CFA designation in 1995, and is an active member of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society of Chicago and the CFA Institute.

Mr. Cram received a B.S. in Economics from Kalamazoo College and an M.S. in Real Estate Appraisal and Investment Analysis from the Wisconsin School of Business at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a licensed real estate broker in the state of Illinois. 

Ralph Cram is available to speak at conferences worldwide regarding U.S. net lease investing and construction lending. His past and upcoming speaking engagements include:

GlobeSt. Healthcare Conference: Capital Markets Panel
Scottsdale, AZ, December 2019

10th Annual InterFace Net Lease: Capital Markets Panel
New York, October 2019

5th Annual Net Lease Summit: Capital Markets Panel
Chicago, July 2019

Crittenden National Real Estate Conference: Two Panels:
Private Capital Construction Outlook 2019 Panel and
Alternative Sources of Capital Panel
San Diego, April 2019

GlobeSt. Net Lease Conference: Capital Markets Panel
New York, April 2019

InterFace Net Lease: Capital Markets Panel
New York, October 2018

InterFace Healthcare Real Estate: Capital Markets Panel
Dallas, September 2018

Crittenden Real Estate Finance: Construction Financing Panel
Miami, September 2018

4th Annual Net Lease Summit: Capital Markets Panel
Chicago, July 2018

Real Share Net Lease: Capital Markets Panel
New York, April 2018

InterFace Net Lease West: Capital Markets Panel
Los Angeles, February 2018

InterFace Healthcare West: Capital Markets Panel
Los Angeles, February 2018

Crittenden RE Finance Conf.: Construction Lending Panel
Miami, October 2017