New Construction & Development

Develop and Sell

No matter the size of your building construction company, financing for new construction on ready-to-build projects may be available. These short-term ground up construction loans can be utilized by spec builders on a small scale, production builders on medium-sized real estate projects up to sophisticated developers on very large projects.

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Smaller New Construction Projects

The new construction loan for smaller projects typically have the following characteristics:

  • property types: single-family homes, townhouses, 2-4 unit residences

  • terms are covering the construction build period from 1-2 years

  • interest only payments with no prepayment penalties

  • loan amounts from $75K to $2.5M

  • maximum loan sizes up to 70% LTV and 90% LTC

  • both hard and soft costs directly related to the build can be financed

  • non-recourse for experienced builders

If the builder would like to retain ownership of the property upon completion in order to hold as a rental property, this is also possible. This short-term loan would require interest only payments during the construction period and then convert to a long-term rental loan. Maximum loan sizes may be smaller up to $1M and full recourse options only.

 

Larger New Construction Projects/Developments

The new construction loan for larger projects typically have the following characteristics:

  • property types: large residential developments (e.g. multi-family complexes and communities), senior living, office, industrial, and retail on land already entitled

  • terms are covering the construction build period from 1-5 years

  • interest only payments with no prepayment penalties

  • loan amounts from $2.5M to $50M

  • maximum loan sizes up to 85% LTC and also minimum debt service coverage of 1.25x

  • previous development experience required as well as net worth and credit qualifications

The loan can also have a permanent option if there is intent to hold the large development after completion as an income-producing asset. 

If you are a business owner wanting to finance new construction of a building for your business (i.e. at least 51% of space to be occupied by your operation), SBA loans for this purpose are available under the section 7(a) and 504 programs. For more info, visit the SBA loan page.