Conventional Commercial Mortgages
Conventional commercial loans are mortgages that are provided by a bank, credit union, savings institution, or other traditional financial institution and are secured by a first lien position on the subject properties being financed. The collateral may be any type of commercial real estate and do not always require previous experience. These loans are typically best suited for inexperienced borrowers, small loan balances, specialty properties, or any other structure that may require a personal guaranty.
Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS)
A CMBS Loan, also known as Conduit Loan, is a type of commercial real estate loan that is secured by a first-position mortgage on a commercial property. These loans are packaged and sold by Conduit Lenders, commercial banks, investment banks, or syndicates of banks. A CMBS Loan has a fixed interest rate (which may or may not include an interest-only period) and is typically amortized over 25-30 years, with a balloon payment due at the end of the term. Because the loans are not held on the Conduit Lender’s balance sheet, CMBS Loans are a great way for these lenders to provide an additional loan product to Borrowers while at the same time maintaining their liquidity position. Because of the more flexible underwriting guidelines, CMBS Loans also allow CRE investors that cannot usually meet stringent conventional liquidity and net worth guidelines to be able to invest in commercial real estate.
Life Insurance Loans – Commercial and Apartment
An Insurance Commercial Real Estate Loan is a mortgage that is provided by a life insurance company or conglomerate of life insurance companies and is secured by a first lien position on the subject property being financed. Most life insurance companies favor the “four food groups,” for their collateral (apartment, office, retail, and industrial properties), but may finance other property types (i.e. hotel or mixed used) on a case-by-case basis. These loans are typically best suited for transactions that have strong borrowers with good credit, newer, well-maintained properties, low leverage, and where the collateral is situated in or around a major MSA.
Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Programs
The Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the US government to protect the interests of small businesses, preserve competitive enterprise, and strengthen the economy. The SBA helps small business owners remain the engine of the United States by offering higher LTVs and lower DSCRs than most conventional loan products. These programs are operated through private-sector lenders that provide loans which are, in turn, guaranteed by the SBA; the Agency has no funds for direct lending or grants. Although these programs are available for any individual, it gives special advantages to women and those belonging to minority groups. These products are available nationwide.
Bridge Loans – Commercial Real Estate & Apartments
Mission Valley Capital offers interim financing or bridge loans on commercial properties including; Multifamily, Office, Industrial, Retail, Self Storage, Assisted Living-Congregate, Hotel/Motel, Special Use (most commercial properties with the exception of outlet malls and land). Mission Valley Capital’s quick turnaround allows the borrower to close in a shorter time frame than otherwise required for traditional permanent loans. Bridge financing gives owners the flexibility they need to re-position and stabilize properties. Mission Valley Capital’s conventional loan programs can provide permanent financing upon stabilization, creating a seamless exit strategy.