Commercial Real Estate Articles

A beginner’s guide to successfully finance commercial real estate investments
February 14, 2018

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

Understand the components of high-volatility commercial real estate
February 9, 2018

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.

Religious organizations must take extra steps to get financing
January 24, 2018

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.

Consider a ground lease when buying commercial property
January 24, 2018

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.

How to buy commercial real estate at auction
December 20, 2017

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.

Obtain a mixed-use loan for small-business needs
December 12, 2017

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 NNN means in a commercial real estate lease? Learn why investors love triple net leasing arrangements and what risks to watch out for.

Defeasance: An alternative way to refinance a commercial loan
November 10, 2017

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.