Guide to Retail Property Types

June 12, 2018

Retail properties are some of the most varied and versatile commercial real estate assets. While technology and the Internet have presented some challenges for retail, many CRE owners know the value of a well-run and vital retail property. Despite recent challenges, many lenders are still bullish on retail. In the first of a series of CRE property types, we’ll take a quick glance at the retail property type and how lenders look at the asset.

Plum Lending Secures Series B Equity Investment with Elliott Management

Plum Lending Secures Series B Equity Investment with Elliott Management

April 17, 2018

Plum announces a Series B equity investment by the $35 billion hedge fund, Elliott Management.

Commercial Mortgage from a Life Insurance Company

What is a Commercial Mortgage from a Life Insurance Company?

April 9, 2018

Many life insurance companies invest in real estate and offer commercial real estate (CRE) loans, which differ from other CRE mortgages. A commercial mortgage from a life insurance company can have loan terms between 10 and 30 years, with fixed-rate options locked at application.

Commercial real estate closing costs are the fees that are due before the closing of a commercial mortgage.

Guide to Commercial Real Estate Closing Costs

March 1, 2018

Commercial real estate closing costs are the fees that are due before the closing of a commercial mortgage. It should be noted that costs vary by the deal and lender, and their prices fluctuate greatly depending on the property size and loan amount, but a borrower can expect some or all of these fees at the close of their loan

Where does CRE fit in an investment portfolio?

Where Does Commercial Real Estate Fit in an Investment Portfolio?

February 7, 2018

Commercial real estate (CRE) may offer owners a powerful way to protect and grow their wealth. Depending on strategy, CRE can act either as the cornerstone or as a diversifier within an asset allocation, so should be considered when investors and wealth managers are building an investment portfolio.

The People Involved in Your Commercial Real Estate Loan

January 28, 2018

Commercial lending is a team sport and there are many players involved in your loan. Knowing who they are and what they do can help you get the best service and most efficient process. The following are some of the people you will work with as you secure your commercial real estate loan.

Comparing Commercial Real Estate Lenders

January 4, 2018

Commercial real estate (CRE) owners have many different lender and loan options. Choosing the right type of loan is a key part of your CRE portfolio strategy, and understanding the commercial lending landscape is the first step. The following are the most common types of commercial real estate lenders.

Modern multifamily apartment commercial property

Fannie Mae Green Financing Initiative for Multifamily

December 18, 2017

Fannie Mae Multifamily Green Financing provides mortgage financing for multifamily properties, such as apartments and cooperatives. The property improvements and increased energy and water efficiencies enabled by this financing will help lower utility costs, boost the quality of life for property tenants and employees, and decrease the property’s environmental impact.

Guide to Prepayment Premiums: What Are They and Why Do They Exist?

December 12, 2017

When looking at terms that are offered on a new loan, many borrowers consider the interest rate and the loan term, but they often overlook a critical component of the loan – the prepayment premium. Prepayment premiums allow lenders to offer longer term financing, but they can also restrict your ability to sell or refinance properties.