InStar Services

With flexible and patient equity capital, InStar offers a range of services to best serve its partners’ needs.

Full Service Leasing

As the lessor, The InStar Group provides full-service leasing for its customers. These services include those that are normally the responsibility of an owner; the normal maintenance and repair of the railcars, modifications to meet government or industry safety or other standards, insurance and ad-valorem taxes.

Net Leases

InStar can also provide a net lease for its customers. Under a net lease, the lessee is required to pay some or all of the railcar expenses that normally would be paid by the lessor, in addition to rent. These include expenses such as maintenance and repair of railcars, modifications to meet government or industry safety or other standards, insurance and ad-valorem taxes.

Fleet Management

As a provider of full service leasing, we will regularly inspect, audit and approve third party repair facilities, and help maximize your fleet utilization through preventive maintenance planning, and regulatory compliance management. We also offer mileage reporting, ad-valorem tax filing, car inspections and superior engineering services. We deliver speedy claims resolution to help drive higher settlements. We participate in various AAR committees as an advocate for railcar owners and to provide timely updates on new regulations to our partners.

Structured Finance

Sale-Leaseback

Sale-leaseback options where we purchase all or some of your fleet and lease the railcars back to you on a net or full-service lease.

Lease In/Lease Out Structures

InStar has the ability to enter into Lease In/Lease Out transactions to maximize the return to both parties.

Joint Venture or Partnerships

Either as a majority or minority investor, InStar can work with your team to ensure our partners achieve their financial, operational and strategic goals.

Financing Expertise

We have a network of over 300 banks, insurance companies, finance companies, mezzanine funds and 2nd lien lenders as well as ongoing relationships with over 50 private equity funds.  Our management team has structured, arranged and syndicated over $3 billion of railcar securitizations.