Greenbriar Capital Corp. (TSX-Venture:GRB) (OTC:GEBRF)
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Greenbriar Capital Corp.
Stock Symbol: GRB
Stock Exchange: TSX-Venture
Sector: Diversified Services
52 Week High: $1.5500
52 Week Low: $0.5100

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Information as of May 08, 2018

Puerto Rico, a US owned Caribbean island and unincorporated U.S. territory, was roiled in a credit crisis long before Hurricane Maria devastated the archipelago in September, adding “weather crisis” to its list of problems.    Maria, the worst natural disaster on record in Dominica and Puerto Rico, wiped out the existing power grid, leaving countless people in its path without electricity to this day.  When all is said and done, Puerto Rico’s archaic infrastructure is going to get a much-needed upgrade and likely will include large utility scale solar power generated by a microcap named Greenbriar Capital Corp. (TSX-Venture:GRB) (OTC:GEBRF).

Greenbriar is a diversified company many may have not heard of, but very well could in the near future, in large part because of its presence in Puerto Rico.  Greenbriar and its predecessor have been on the island for over a decade and have owned a $1.9 billion solar electrical generation contract for six years.  It almost doesn’t seem real for a company with a market cap under $20 million to have a 35-year contract worth $1.9 billion.

The fact is that the contract is very real and so is the 100-Megawatt project, which is expected to cost approximately $305 million from project level financing and should have already been finished.  Thing is, after significant investment by Greenbriar, the project, called Montalva, was shelved during the credit crisis, as the power purchase contract was not being honored.  Greenbriar has been in court fighting over the breach of contract, but the outcome looks to be taking on a new twist in the advent of Hurricane Maria.

In assessing the value of the project, a court-ordered damage report valued Montalva at US$178.2 million, monies the company has sought, if the contract isn’t honored.

Part of the U.S. government scrambling to help Puerto Rico get back on its feet includes the House Committee on Natural Resources collaborating with the island’s government to eliminate bureaucratic speed bumps to expedite development of new power solutions.  This could epitomize the old adage, “right place, right time” for Greenbriar.

Congress noted this month that Montalva is a "project that should be considered a candidate for selection as a critical project."  The consideration as a critical project is to assist the rebuilding and modernization of the antiquated energy grid needed to rebuild the economy of the Commonwealth.  Montalva will not only update Puerto Rico’s energy system, it will add US$12.0 million to the tax base annually and create over 1,100 jobs.

For Greenbriar, a company with a market cap of $19.7 million mind you, the 35-year contract will generate $58 million in annual revenue if given the green light, which it looks like it may.  Rightfully so, shares of GBR stormed ahead on the news from around C$0.85 to as high as C$1.46.

Building value in a company from scratch into one worth hundreds of millions of dollars isn’t just a dream for Jeff Ciachurski, founder and CEO of Greenbriar.  In fact, he did it not long ago in the same energy sector.  During his 11 years as founder and CEO of Western Wind Energy, Ciachurski built a vertically integrated renewable energy owner and operator that sold in March 2013 to Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners for $420 million.

Ciachurski has surrounded himself with some of the same veterans that build Western Wind and added some other highly-experienced executives to develop Greenbriar into what on its face looks like could be an even more formidable company.  In a demonstration of his commitment to Greenbriar, Ciachurski has loaned the company money and not taken a paycheck during his time with the company since 2009.

Montalva alone is a company maker if it comes to fruition, but that’s not all the savvy leadership has in the portfolio at Greenbriar, not by a long shot.

One of the company’s first assets was a land package purchase consisting of 161 acres in Tehachapi, California, bought for $1.0 million.  This isn’t a parcel in the middle of nowhere, it is a large plot of land surrounded by existing homes, businesses and ongoing development.  In fact, a Wal-Mart Super Center is being developed a mile away, and SpaceX, the interspace company of Elon Musk, is about 20 miles away.  Northrop Grumman has a plant not far away that will require a surge of about 5,700 new hires to build their new B-21 stealth bombers.

As of July 2017, Greenbriar’s property has already appreciated to $4.6 million as a piece of undeveloped land.  If developed into townhomes, it is estimated that the property would yield $260 million to Greenbriar over seven years.

Greenbriar is getting deep into the business of “smart glass,” a budding industry calculated to be worth US$2.81 billion in 2016 expected to exceed US$5.0 billion by 2020 (Global Industry Analysts, Inc.).  If you’ve seen eyeglasses that change their tint dependent on the brightness of light, you’ve seen an example of smart glass.  This is only a sample of smart glass applications.  Airports, high-rises, professional sports stadiums, universities and more are now incorporating it into their buildings.

The uses are endless, from something as simple as changing tint automatically at the push of an app button, to using the glass as a widget like a computer screen, to even looking and functioning like traditional blinds by sliding a finger across the window.  If you don’t know about smart glass, check out Gauzy, to get a feel from what embedding technology in glass can look like.  With Gauzy’s Liquid Crystal Film + Glass = LCG®, any glass surface has the ability to switch from opaque (privacy) to transparent on demand.

This technology has been around for years, but as with any other technology, is starting to garner more mainstream adoption as the technology evolves and becomes more cost efficient.

Through an acquisition completed in September, Greenbriar has exclusive Canadian sales, distribution and marketing rights to the entire suite of smart glass energy products developed and built by Tel Aviv, Israel-based Gauzy.  Furthermore, Greenbriar can expand its sales and marketing efforts to international markets as long as the sales are being made to a subsidiary of an entity headquartered, or having its principle place of business, in Canada.

Greenbriar also stands at the leading edge of technology with its blockchain segment.  In February, the company launched a subsidiary called Realblock, a first of its kind functional real estate blockchain enterprise.  The plan for Realblock is to employ key attributes of blockchain on the byzantine real estate industry.  Blockchain, a distributed ledger technology has been heralded for its potential to reshape industry notoriously slow and riddled with creating logs of transactions.  With Realblock, Greenbriar has gotten in front of this opportunity so make real estate transactions faster, cheaper and more secure.

Michael Boyd, a director at Greenbriar, is heading up Realblock, leaning on his experience in the real estate records business to expedite development.  Boyd was previously chairman of the Pima County Board of Supervisors and County Recorder and has a three-decade-long relationship with Tommy Sullivan and his title search and insurance companies which are JV partners with First American.

The value of the blockchain enterprise quickly caught the attention of Landmark Title Assurance Corp. of Phoenix and Title Security of Arizona, two companies that have already agreed to integrate RealBlock’s technology into their day-to-day operations.  These aren’t mom-and-pop shops and lend real credence to the potential of RealBlock to potentially experience hockey-stick type growth going forward.  To lend some color, consider that in 2017, Title Security and Landmark Title Assurance were responsible for nearly 20,000 separate real estate transactions and underwrote title insurance in excess of US$3.0 billion.

Commenting on the efficiency of the RealBlock blockchain technology, Tommy Sullivan, CEO of Title Security, said, “Based on the feedback I've received from other escrow and title agencies…we expect many more to sign on with RealBlock."

Lastly, it wouldn’t seem right if Ciachurski didn’t have his hand in wind power given his tremendous past success.  The company has a 50% interest, with an option for 100% interest, in the 80-Megawatt Blue Mountain Utah Wind Energy project.  Construction began on the project in December 2013 but has been delayed due to appeals to the Utah Public Service Commission by third parties.

Greenbriar put some cash in its coffers in March, completing a non-brokered private placement for which 800,000 units were issued (757,142 @ $1.03 and 42,858 @ $1.10) for gross proceeds of $827,000.  Each unit was comprised of one common share and one half of one share purchase warrant. Each whole warrant entitles the holder to acquire one additional share in the capital of the GRB at a price of $1.50 until March 1, 2020.

Small companies with tiny market capitalization often obliterate their share structure trying to expand and pay executive salaries.  That is not the case with Greenbriar, which still only has 17.77 million shares outstanding.  Thanks in part to Ciachurski’s dedication to the company, burn rate remains exceptionally low, meaning that the cash could carry Greenbriar through 2018.

If developments on any front come to light, could easily go on a tear and leave these days near $1 per share far in the rear-view mirror.

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