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Business Services, Commercial Real Estate Lending

Choosing Lenders for Your CRE Investment

Choosing the right lender for your commercial real estate investment can be a critical decision that impacts the success of your investment. Here are some key factors to consider when selecting a lender:

Loan Types

Different lenders specialize in different loan types. Some lenders may specialize in short-term loans, while others may focus on long-term financing. Be sure to choose a lender that offers the type of loan you need for your commercial real estate investment.

Interest Rates

The interest rate offered by a lender significantly impacts your monthly payments. Compare interest rates from multiple lenders to find the best deal for your needs.

Loan Terms

The terms of a loan, such as the length of the loan and the repayment schedule, must be realistic for your position. Make sure the terms of the loan match your investment goals and cash flow projections.


Research the reputation of potential lenders to ensure they have a solid track record of lending to commercial real estate investors. Check online reviews, ask for references, and talk to other commercial real estate investors to get a feel for the lender's reliability and credibility.


The lender's level of flexibility is important, as some lenders may be more willing to work with you on a loan structure that meets your needs, while others may have more rigid requirements.

Customer Service

The level of customer service offered by a lender is crucial, especially in a hot market. Choose a lender that is responsive and easy to work with, and one that’ll be there to help you throughout the loan process.

By considering these factors, you can find a lender that will meet your needs and help you achieve your commercial real estate investment goals. Don't be afraid to ask questions and negotiate terms to ensure you get the best deal possible.

Is Orange County’s Credit Union the right fit for you? We offer competitive rates with no points or broker fees, and your loan is handled in-house for a faster closing. Send us a message at #businessteam@orangecountyscu.org or call us at (714) 885-7437 to speak to one of our Loan Officers about your specific Commercial Real Estate needs.