Commercial Real Estate Articles

Inexperienced investors can obtain a commercial real estate loan, but they should be aware of the equity requirements, interest rates and required documentation.

High-volatility commercial real estate loans may have higher costs for borrowers because lenders are required to hold more capital in reserve to mitigate default risks.

Churches and religious entities can have trouble obtaining financing because their income is based on donations. Know what lenders are looking for on your loan application so you can get approved.

Commercial property investors should think about a ground lease, which allows them to obtain a mortgage while saving money on the costs of land acquisition.

Buying commercial real estate at auction can be an excellent investment strategy, but don’t go into the process blind. Here’s what you need to know before you start bidding.

Looking for a business location and a place to live? Loans for these mixed-use facilities may be residential or commercial in nature, depending on several factors. Learn more.

What are triple net, or NNN, leases?
November 16, 2017
  |   Updated: November 17, 2017

Wondering what triple net leases (NNN leases) mean for a commercial real estate property? What do tenants pay, typical lease agreements, repair and maintenance, and more.

Defeasance is an alternative method for extinguishing a commercial loan debt in order to refinance a property with better loan terms or to obtain free title to sell the property.

Reasons to refinance your commercial loan
October 31, 2017
  |   Updated: November 1, 2017

Commercial mortgage loans can be refinanced to get lower rates, more stable terms or to cash out equity, but the process can be more complicated than a home-loan refinance.

How to purchase or remodel a historic commercial building
October 25, 2017
  |   Updated: October 30, 2017

Historic commercial buildings can be charming, but also can be difficult to finance. Here’s how to find financing to purchase and renovate a historic commercial building.

Five steps for refinancing a commercial real estate loan
October 20, 2017
  |   Updated: October 23, 2017

Refinancing is a standard part of owning commercial property, but borrowers can take several steps to make the process go smoother.