Commercial Real Estate Financing State of the Market | September 2023

Terrydale Capital

Sep 5, 2023 8 Min read

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Terrydale Capital is committed to offering our clients an extensive array of capital solutions. We place great importance on remaining informed about the constantly evolving market trends, achieved through ongoing communication with our network of capital market experts. Furthermore, we actively investigate emerging funding sources that have garnered substantial attention. In our dedication to keeping you well-informed, particularly in the dynamically shifting market landscape, we have curated a compilation of financing rates from various regions across the country.

Private Money: Rate Range of 10%-14%

In the midst of the perpetual unpredictability of financial markets, an increasing number of individuals are gravitating towards alternative investment avenues. Private money loans have gained considerable popularity as an enticing option for those looking to reduce risks and pursue financial growth. Their inherent benefits and adaptable short-term nature make them a compelling choice in the current financial landscape.

Debt Funds & Bridge Lenders: Rate Range of 8.00% – 12.00%

In an era characterized by persistent financial market unpredictability, a growing number of individuals are actively exploring alternative investment opportunities. Among these options, private money loans have gained significant traction. These loans are particularly appealing to individuals looking to mitigate risk and pursue financial growth, thanks to their inherent advantages and short-term flexibility.

CMBS: Rate Range of 6.50%-7.50%

There is a prevailing expectation that the CMBS loan market, despite its current state, will regain momentum in the future. This optimistic outlook is based on the anticipation that interest rates will eventually stabilize, leading to a resurgence of activity in the CMBS lending sector.

Commercial Banks: Rate Range of 6.50%-9.50%

In response to the volatile market conditions, conventional banks are taking proactive steps to modify their lending strategies and remain competitive. While certain projects are still progressing, there is a discernible trend towards giving higher priority to development, refinancing, and rehabilitation initiatives. To maintain stability in their portfolios, banks are persistently enforcing more rigorous underwriting procedures, possibly placing greater emphasis on existing clients when assessing potential investments, as opposed to new ones.

Credit Unions:  Rate Range of 6.50% – 8.50%

Credit unions distinguish themselves from other lenders by offering borrowers the advantage of lower interest rates, making them an attractive option. However, it's essential to be aware that credit unions often adhere to a more meticulous lending approach. This means they may have an extensive underwriting process in place, which can result in longer closing times, especially in the context of current market conditions. While credit unions offer competitive rates, borrowers should be prepared for possible delays in loan approval and closing due to the thoroughness of their underwriting procedures.

Fannie & Freddie: Rate Range of 6.75% – 7.50%

Despite the continuous turbulence in the market, transactions involving Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac continue to show resilience, underscoring their robustness. We regard these transactions as some of the most advantageous options for residential and multifamily properties. Many buyers are now opting for lower leverage and are willing to provide extra equity to secure more favorable interest rates. By embracing this approach, they can take advantage of the prevailing market conditions and secure improved financing terms for their investments.

FHA: Rate Range of 5.75% -7.50%

The present interest rate trend related to FHA loans in the commercial real estate sector offers borrowers a valuable chance to make a seamless shift from construction and bridge loans. This transition can prove especially beneficial, particularly for individuals aiming to achieve financial stability. By capitalizing on FHA loans during a period of increasing interest rates, borrowers can access long-term financing alternatives that provide enhanced stability and potentially reduced overall expenses.

HUD: Rate Range of 5.85% -6.25%

As an up and coming financing type, HUD has been a reliable vehicle for investors as of late. Boasting LTV's of 90% on acquisitions and 80% on refinances with 35-year fully amortizing, non-recourse loans. HUD is ideal for new builds and later vintages.

Life Company: Rate Range of 6.00%-7.00% 

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In today’s market, there are many options available for structuring deals, and Mezzanine and Equity financing enable our clients to pursue larger projects. Experienced and qualified investors may even be able to secure a deal with as little as a 5% down payment.


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*Rates are estimates and based on the assumption of Max LTV. Lower LTV options would allow for lower rate options in the market

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