Commercial Real Estate Financing

Commercial Real Estate Financing


Commercial loans can take 2 different forms – owner-occupied mortgages and investment mortgages. When the collateral is owner-occupied, the property’s sponsor(s) use over 50% of the building’s useable square footage for their personal businesses. Any other use makes the collateral investment property. Commercial properties must be zoned appropriately and should not contain any residential zoning or dwellings on the property. Because we have access to various financial institutions’ wholesale programs, we can offer you the most competitive interest rates with no up-front fees and reduced financing costs. Although we will consider any property type, CLD's preferred collateral types include: office, retail, industrial, hospital & healthcare, self-storage, hotel, mixed use, and churches.


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Loan Programs

Conventional Mortgages

Conventional mortgages can be used for any property type. Maximum leverage can range from 75-85% (in limited circumstances and areas). Personal guarantees are typically required, but may be waived or limited on occasion, depending on the leverage and program.

Loan Type Property Type * Min Loan Amount Max LTV Term Length Amortization
Conventional A, H/M, I/W, M/H, MU, O, R, SS $1,000,000 80% 3-15 Years 15-30 Years
*A = Apartment H/M = Hotel/Motel I/W = Industrial/Warehouse M/H = Medical/Healthcare MU = Mixed Use O = Office R = Retail SS= Self-Storage
Conventional Info Conventional Rates

Conduit / CMBS Mortgages

Conduit mortgages are typically used for investment office, retail, large industrial, self-storage, flagged hotel, or commercial mixed use properties. Minimum loan amount is $2 million (although $3 million is preferred), maximum leverage is 75% and mortgages are always non-recourse with the exception of standard carve-outs. These mortgages are securitized and sold to investors, so they are highly structured with little room for change.

Loan Type Property Type * Min Loan Amount Max LTV Term Length Amortization
Conduit / CMBS A, H/M, I/W, M/H,MU O, R, SS $2,000,000 75% 5-10 Years 20-30 Years
*A = Apartment H/M = Hotel/Motel I/W = Industrial/Warehouse M/H = Medical/Healthcare MU = Mixed Use O = Office R = Retail SS= Self-Storage
Conduit Info Conduit Rates

Insurance

Insurance mortgages are typically used for investment office, retail, industrial, and strong flagged hotels on a very limited basis. Maximum leverage is usually 65-70% but can stretch to 75% in some cases. Most programs start at a $5 million minimum loan amount, but some can go lower and mortgages can be full, limited, or non-recourse except standard carve-outs.

Loan Type Property Type * Min Loan Amount Max LTV Term Length Amortization
Insurance A, H/M, I/W, MU, O, R $1,000,000 75% 5-30 Years 15-30 Years
*A = Apartment H/M = Hotel/Motel I/W = Industrial/Warehouse MU = Mixed Use O = Office R = Retail
Insurance Info Insurance Rates

FHA Hospital or Senior Care Loans

FHA facilitates mortgages for hospitals or senior care facilities under its 202, 232 and 242 programs. Collateral is typically any hospital type, memory care facility, skilled nursing facility, or assisted living facility. Maximum leverage is 90% and all mortgages are non-recourse except standard carve-outs.

Loan Type Property Type * Min Loan Amount Max LTV Term Length Amortization
FHA / HUD A, AH, C, H, MC, SH, SNF $3,000,000 83.3% 35-40 Years 35-40 Years
*A = Apartment AH = Affordable Housing C = Cooperative H = Hospitals MC= Memory Care SH = Senior Housing SNF= Skilled Nursing Facilities
FHA Info FHA Rates

SBA Financing

SBA facilitates 85-90% LTV mortgages for owner-occupied properties by guaranteeing them through its 7(a) and 504 programs. Collateral can be any type of commercial real estate (and/or capital equipment) as long as the sponsor(s) occupy over 50% of the property’s square footage. All SBA mortgages are full-recourse.

Loan Type *Property Type Min Loan Amount Max LTV Term Length Amortization
SBA A, H/M, I/W, M/H, MU, O, R, SS $1,000,000 85 - 90% 3-25 Years 15-30 Years
*A = Apartment H/M = Hotel/Motel I/W = Industrial/Warehouse M/H = Medical/Healthcare MU = Mixed Use O = Office R = Retail SS= Self-Storage
SBA Info SBA Rates

USDA Mortgages

USDA guaranteed mortgages can be used for any commercial real estate collateral that is located in a designated rural area (with a population of less than 50,000 people). Maximum LTV is 90% under some programs, but most have a maximum of 80-85%. USDA mortgages are almost always full recourse.

Loan Type *Property Type Min Loan Amount Max LTV Term Length Amortization
USDA A, H/M, I/W, M/H, MU, O, R, SS $1,000,000 90% 5-15 Years 15-30 Years
*A = Apartment H/M = Hotel/Motel I/W = Industrial/Warehouse M/H = Medical/Healthcare MU = Mixed Use O = Office R = Retail SS= Self-Storage
USDA Info USDA Rates

Bridge Financing

Bridge mortgages are used for the light rehabilitation and/or stabilization of a commercial investment or owner-occupied properties. Cash flows are underwritten to pro forma numbers, but still must meet a 1.0x DSCR with the in-place cash net income. Loans are generally recourse for most programs.

Loan Type *Property Type Min Loan Amount Max LTV Term Length Amortization
Bridge A, I/W, M/H, MU, O, R, SS $3,000,000 90% 12-36 Months Interest-Only
*A = Apartment I/W = Industrial/Warehouse M/H = Medical/Healthcare MU = Mixed Use O = Office R = Retail SS= Self-Storage
Bridge Info Bridge Rates

Construction Mortgages

Construction loans are for the ground-up construction or substantial rehabilitation of buildings that cannot service loans at a 1.0x DSCR. These mortgages are usually interest-only until stabilization at which point it will either convert to an amortizing loan or must be refinanced. Loan amounts and LTVs depend on the program under which the project is financed.

Loan Type *Property Type Min Loan Amount Max LTV Term Length Amortization
Construction A, I/W, M/H, MU, O, R, SS $3,000,000 80% 12-36 Months Interest-Only
*A = Apartment I/W = Industrial/Warehouse M/H = Medical/Healthcare MU = Mixed Use O = Office R = Retail SS= Self-Storage
Construction Info Construction Rates

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