Commercial lending for 6 unit apartment in Ohio?

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Hi BP!

So... I just took my first step in increasing the # of real estate properties that I own by winning a bid for a 6 unit apartment in Ohio. 

I've been searching around and for a commercial loan.... the range that I could find is the following:

20 yr amortization

5 yr balloon

4.5-5.5% APR


Are these the best rates our there?  I was hoping for a 25 yr or maybe even a 30 yr, but they seem to be hard to find for a 6 units apartment/commercial property.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Editor’s Note: The following rankings are based on responses to NREI’s 21st annual Top Lenders Survey and reflect total dollars financed or arranged in commercial real estate during the 2011 calendar year.

This list has been amended to include firms that missed the original deadline.

1. Wells Fargo

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Financed in 2011: $43.66 billion
420 Montgomery St.
San Francisco, CA 94104
Officers: Mark Myers, Head of Commercial Real Estate; Ed Blakey, Head of Specialized Lending - Real Estate

2. PNC Real Estate
Financed in 2011: $11.01 billion
249 Fifth Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-2707
PH: 877.762.7775
Officers: Jim Rohr, Chairman & CEO; Bill Demchak, Vice Chairman

3. MetLife
Financed in 2011: $11.00 billion
200 Park Ave.
New York, NY 10166
PH: 212.578.2211
Officers: Robert Merck, Senior Managing Director, Real Estate Investments; Mark Wilsmann, Managing Director, Real Estate Investments

4. Prudential Mortgage
Capital Co.
Financed in 2011: $9.70 billion
100 Mulberry St., 8GC4
Newark, NJ 07102
PH: 888.263.6800
Officers: David Twardock, President

5. J.P. Morgan
Financed in 2011: $8.00 billion
383 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10179
Officers: Jamie Dimon, CEO - J.P. Morgan Chase & Co.; Jes Staley, CEO - J.P. Morgan Investment Bank

6. Strategic Alliance Mortgage (SAM)
Financed in 2011: $7.60 billion
7100 East Pleasant Valley - Ste. 350
Cleveland, OH 44131
PH: 216.328.9700
Officers: F. Brock Walter, President; Dennis Bernard, Vice President

7. KeyBank Real Estate Capital
Financed in 2011: $7.29 billion
127 Public Sq.
Cleveland, OH 44114
PH: 888.539.2221
Officers: EJ Burke, Executive Vice President & Head of Key Bank Real Estate Capital; William Hipp, Executive Vice President & Head of Institutional Real Estate & Health Care

8. CBRE Group Inc.
Financed in 2011: $6.14 billion
11150 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 1600
Los Angeles, CA 90025
PH: 310.405.8900
Officers: Brett White, CEO; Robert Sulentic, President

9. Northwestern Mutual
Financed in 2011: $4.51 billion
720 E. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
PH: 414.665.2457
Officers: David Clark, Senior Vice President Real Estate; Mike Cusick, Managing Director - West

10. Cornerstone Real Estate Advisers
Financed in 2011: $4.00 billion
One Financial Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
PH: 860.509.2219
Officers: David Reilly, CEO; Mark Higgins, President

11. Berkadia
Financed in 2011: $3.91 billion
118 Welsh Rd.
Horsham, PA 19044
PH: 800.446.2226
Officers: Hugh Frater, CEO; Randall Jenson, President & CFO

12. NorthMarq Capital
Financed in 2011: $3.77 billion
3500 American Blvd. W., Ste. 500
Bloomington, MN 55431
PH: 952.356.0080
Officers: Jeff Weidell, President; William Ross, President

13. CWCapital LLC
Financed in 2011: $3.67 billion
One Charles River Pl.
Needham, MA 02494
PH: 781.707.9300
Officers: Michael D. Berman, CMB, President & CEO; Donald P. King, Managing Director - National Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac

14. Red Mortgage Capital LLC
Financed in 2011: $3.66 billion
Two Miranova Pl., 12th Fl.
Columbus, OH 43215
PH: 800.837.5100
Officers: Mark C. Beisler, Chairman & CEO; Kenneth H. Bowen, President

15. Walker & Dunlop
Financed in 2011: $3.22 billion
7501 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 1200E
Bethesda, MD 20814
PH: 301.215.5500
Officers: William M. Walker, Chairman & CEO; Howard W. Smith, COO

16. Natixis Real Estate Capital LLC
Financed in 2011: $3.11 billion
9 W. 57th St., 36th Fl.
New York, NY 10019
PH: 212.891.5700
Officers: Gregory A. Murphy, Managing Director; Mitch Karig, Vice President

17. Red Mortgage Capital LLC
Financed in 2011: $2.65 billion
Two Miranova Pl., 12th Fl.
Columbus, OH 43215
PH: 800.837.5100
Officers: Mark C. Beisler, Chairman & CEO; Kenneth H. Bowen, President

18. Pacific Life Insurance Co.
Financed in 2011: $2.63 billion
700 Newport Center Dr.
Newport Beach, Ca 92660
Officers: James Morris, CEO; Khanh Tran, President

19. Grandbridge Real Estate Capital
Financed in 2011: $2.47 billion
200 South College St., Ste. 2100
Charlotte, NC 28202
PH: 704.332.4454
Officers: Thomas S. Dennard, CEO; David A. Roberts, CMB, President & COO

20. Citi Community Capital
Financed in 2011: $2.29 billion
390 Greenwich St., 2nd Fl.
New York, NY 10013
Officers: Hal Kuykendall, Managing Director; Steven Fayne, Managing Director

21t. Starwood Property Trust
Financed in 2011: $2.10 billion
591 W. Putnam Ave.
Greenwich, CT 06830
PH: 310.893.2777
Officers: Boyd Fellows, Director & President; Warren de Haan, Chief Originations Officer & Managing Director

21t. Beech Street Capital
Financed in 2011: $2.10 billion
7600 Wisconsin Ave., Ste. 800
Bethesda, MD 20814
PH: 855.933.6667
Officers: Alan Fishman, Chairman; Grace Huebscher, President & CEO

23. ING Investment Management
Financed in 2011: $2.02 billion
5780 Powers Ferry Rd. NW, Ste. 300
Atlanta, GA 30327
PH: 770.690.4600
Officers: Jeff Becker, CEO, ING Investment Management US; Christine Hurtsellers, ING IM CIO, Fixed Income & Proprietary Investments

24. M&T Realty Capital Corp.
Financed in 2011: $1.80 billion
25 South Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 20201
PH: 800.737.2344
Officers: Tari Flannery, President; Arnold Smeenk, Group Vice President & National Production Manager

25. Principal Real Estate Investors
Financed in 2011: $1.78 billion
801 Grande Ave.
Des Monise, IA 50392
PH: 800.533.1390
Officers: Patrick Halter, Executive Director, Real Estate; Randy Mundt, President and Chief Investment Officer

Based on a scan of that list, I only see one lender who would be interested in a small 6-unit loan. Almost all those are CMBS/Agency/Life companies with large(r) loan requirements.

That being said, WF has a small balance program that could be of use to you. The offer 25 year amortizations, but their cap is 75% LTV. If you can find 80% LTV then you're doing well, but you really want to make sure that lender is closing loans at that LTV. Very few are.

25 yr is tough to find on commercial, typically you'll find a 10 yr balloon with 20 yr am.  We have a 15 yr FIXED rate product on commercial, or the above balloon.  We can finance 80% on commercial as well.  Good luck man!

Don't get greedy over 5% take the loan. Your in AZ an bought in OH you'll be lucky to fine most will deny as they don't lend to residents not residing in the same state they own property.

Which city in OH did you buy in anyways