After evaluating options for a technology company whose stockvalues had significantly decreased recently, CSFB says it becameclear that the company's real estate portfolio, which was on thebooks for a reported $200 million but valued at $800 million on themarket, could save the company.

In cases like this, and many others in Silicon Valley, CSFB saysit is becoming a trend to sell real estate properties and leasethem back to maintain liquidity and pay off other debts. By doingthis, says CSFB, the companies can gain the market value for theproperty, which increases their stock value, and enables thecompany to meet their financial goals.

Companies such as CSFB recommend that, while it may not be thebest option for all companies, removing real estate assets frombalance sheets and securing synthetic leases, may be an excellentway to improve a company's financial situation.

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