SFA’s institutional-grade Pro Forma provides lending institutions, investors, and brokers with an unsurpassed perspective of your project’s potential for success. This is a fundamental component of receiving funding for your sports or recreation project and an integral part of the SFA Funding Toolkit. SFA’s Pro Formas are informed by SFM’s real-world operations and our experience in more than 2,000 communities.
SFA’s Pro Formas include 5-year cash flow forecast and 20-year financial outlook, projections related to your business model, a realistic and/or recommended debt-to-equity mix and debt service, a right-sized program’s space requirements, an estimate of construction and start-up costs, land requirements, direct and variable costs, projected revenues by project or product, facility and operating expenses, utilization projections, and the management or staffing model.
The development of this highly detailed document begins with a Business Development Planning Sessions (BDPS), a highly collaborative process led by your dedicated project Development Advisor. During this session, you and/or your project team will review and clarify the vision and goals, establish key performance metrics, and identify potential opportunities and challenges for the project. Over the course of Pro Forma development, clients have the opportunity to review ‘draft’ level versions and ask questions or provide further direction before finalizing and preparing for funding presentations.
SFA has worked with thousands of communities throughout the country, giving us unparalleled access to pricing, programming, and operational performance data for a myriad of facilities. Data from successful venues allows us to reverse engineer every detail to understand how they operate. Armed with this information, clients can make informed decisions about project feasibility, financing, and the risks associated with a new sport or recreation facility.