Commercial Property Loans

A commercial real estate loan is a mortgage loan secured by a lien on commercial, rather than residential, property. Commercial real estate (CRE) refers to any income-producing real estate that is used solely for business purposes, such as retail centers, office complexes, hotels and apartments. Typically, an investor (often a business entity) purchases commercial property, leases out space, and collects rent from the businesses that operate within the property.

Financing, including the acquisition, development and construction of these properties, is typically accomplished through commercial real estate loans. Commercial real estate loans are typically made to business entities formed for the specific purpose of owning commercial real estate. Entity types include corporations, developers, partnerships, funds, trusts, and Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs.