Houston Commercial Mortgage Loans
$1,000,000 Minimum

Houston Commercial Mortgage Rates - Rates updated June 15th, 2021

Loan Product Rates (start as low as) LTV
Multifamily Mortgage Rates (Over $6,000,000) 2.59% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily Mortgage Rates (Under $6,000,000) 3.19% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Single Tenant Lease Rates 3.44% Up to 75% Get Free Quote
Business Real Estate Loans 3.69% Up to 90% Get Free Quote
Commercial Mortgage Rates 3.69% Up to 75% Get Free Quote
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Select Commercial is a leading commercial real estate lender. We have excellent commercial mortgage loan products and options available for owners and purchasers of commercial real estate and multifamily buildings throughout the city of Houston. While we lend across the entire continental United States, we are able to give our best rates and loan programs to certain areas that we feel are strong markets. Houston is one of the cities that we consider to be a premium market and we actively look to originate good quality loans here for our clients. We have a diverse array of many available loan products to help qualified Houston borrowers looking to purchase or refinance a commercial property. If you are looking to obtain a multifamily building loan or commercial real estate loan, don't hesitate to contact us. There are many reasons why our customers like doing business with Select Commercial. We have a simplified application process and we do not charge any upfront application or processing fees. We typically offer 24-hour pre-approvals with no-cost and no-obligation. Our long term fixed rates are excellent, and we look to close within 45 days of application.

Houston Commercial Mortgage Benefits

Houston commercial mortgage rates start as low as 2.59% (as of June 15th, 2021)
• No upfront application or processing fees
• Simplified application process
• Up to 80% LTV on multifamily, 75% on commercial (90% with SBA)
• Terms and amortizations up to 30 years
• Loans for purchase and refinance, including cash-out
• 24 hour written pre-approvals with no cost and no obligation

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Houston Multifamily Loan Information

Houston Economic Trends Houston Economic Trends

Developers Increase Focus on Vertical Concepts; Value-Add Strategies Maintain Momentum

Houston transitioning to higher-density multifamily development as urban core strengthens. Creating a more dense and vertical downtown remains top of mind for developers as apartment construction will stay concentrated in central Houston and surrounding neighborhoods. The inflow of millennials and empty nesters to the core seeking walkable communities will support the addition of 5,000 new multifamily units to the metro’s urban submarkets in 2020, highlighted by four 20-plus-story apartment complexes. Development will also be strong west of the core in Katy where 2,700 garden multifamily units will be delivered as builders attempt to keep stride with robust household formation. Katy sports one of the tightest vacancy rates in the metro at 5 percent, trailing several northern suburbs such as Cypress, Conroe and The Woodlands. Vacancy in these suburban cities will also likely remain compressed this year as apartment construction in these areas remains limited. Houston is a great place for investors to acquire their next property with an apartment loan.

Oil industry fueling demand for workforce housing, sustaining investor interest. Value-add opportunities continue to highlight apartment investment in the Bayou City, attracting a diverse pool of buyers. Pasadena and southeastern sections of Houston proper remain enticing to many multifamily investors as employees at the nearby refineries help keep vacancy rates relatively tight. Cap rates in this part of the market average in the mid-6 to low-7 percent range, in line with the metro average, with many of the apartment properties requiring substantial renovation. Higher yields can be found in neighborhoods just north of downtown Houston, with returns extending upward of 8 percent and per unit values averaging around $60,000. While value-add multifamily investments remain the primary component of deal flow, institutional buyers also remain active in Houston. Luxury assets along northern sections of the Beltway are highly targeted by many of these apartment investors as cap rates sit in the mid-4 to low-5 percent band. Buyers with similar interests home in on the Energy Corridor, but returns can dip below 4 percent in this region. The Houston market is a strong place for investors to take out a multifamily loan for their next purchase.

2020 Houston Multifamily Market Forecast

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The Houston National Multifamily Index Rank is at 32, down 2 places. A surge in deliveries keeps vacancy above the national level, lowering Houston’s standing in this year’s NMI.

Employment in Houston is up 2.0%. Job creation is expected to slow this year as 63,200 position are generated, although growth will remain diverse, spearheaded by professional and business services, and manufacturing.

Construction in Houston is expected to exceed 11,800 units. Completions will nearly double relative to 2019 as builders capitalize on tighter submarkets.

Vacancy in Houston is up 20 bps. After a 150-basis-point drop last year, metro vacancy will climb to 5.8 percent in 2020 amid an influx of new units.

Rent in Houston is up 3.2%. The average effective rent is on track to reach $1,180 by year end as rent growth remains stable. The previous two years witnessed rental expansions of 4.1 percent and 2.5 percent.

The Houston market remains a strong investment opportunity for investors looking to finance their next purchase with an apartment loan. Limited available inventory will continue to put pressure on cap rates for many value-add assets, pushing yields below six percent in areas with consistently strong rental demand. We highly recommend investors looking to purchase in the Houston metro to pursue financing their acquisition with a multifamily loan.

Data provided by Marcus & Millichap.

Commercial Mortgage Rate Trends in 2020

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At the beginning of 2020 the overall market outlook did not suggest any crucial factors that would negatively impact the commercial mortgage market. Commercial mortgage lenders and investors expected a very profitable 2020. Almost 65 percent of the top commercial real estate companies believed that commercial mortgage loan originations would go up this year and over 15 percent anticipated an overall rise of over 5 percent. Data released at the beginning of 2020 indicated that commercial mortgage lenders were expected to close over $680 billion of commercial mortgage loans this year. Experts were of the belief that commercial mortgage lenders would remain bullish about making loans. In addition, as commercial mortgages rates were expected to go down most industry leaders were convinced that borrowers in 2020 will have a strong desire to take out commercial mortgage loans. However, with the recent outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, the US and global economy has been incredibly unstable. The stock market seems to be bottoming out and commercial mortgage rates have been hit very hard. While the Fed has dropped short term interest rates, long term commercial mortgage rates have actually been rising. Huge cities like New York are shutting down. In this economic climate, many investors are scared to purchase commercial real estate and to take out commercial mortgages. Additionally, the oil industry has been hit hard. Not only are people traveling less due to coronavirus, China and Russia are currently involved in a price war which is driving the price of oil way down. Many people are optimistic that as spring and summer roll in and public health officials learns how to handle this pandemic, the economy should regain its strength.

What Happened with Commercial Mortgage Rates in 2019

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As we review the 2019 year, the commercial real estate market continued to flourish as the longest economic recovery in American history continued. Due to both GDP growth and a steady decline in the unemployment rate, 2019 saw the stock market make huge gains. Many investors thought that commercial mortgage rates would go up last year. However, in actuality commercial mortgage rates actually went down three times. These interest rates helped to spur investors to put more money into commercial real estate. With regards to commercial mortgage loan origination, the 2019 fiscal year far exceeded expectations due to solid fundamentals, low interest rates and higher demand for commercial mortgages. While 2018 commercial mortgage volume totaled about $339 billion, an increase of 18.9% from 2017, the 2019 numbers total about $369 billion. On a larger scale, the 2019 economy prospered overall. Over the course of the year about 2.1 million jobs were added to the market. In addition, the unemployment rate decreased about 50 basis points last year, matching the lowest unemployment rate in fifty years. At the beginning of 2019 many investors were expecting a recession. However, the economy improved as job growth rose and the unemployment rate decreased. This economic improvement had an immensely positive impact on the commercial real estate market as more investors rushed to put their money into commercial properties.

Houston Commercial Mortgage Loan Options

Our staff is professional and knowledgeable, and we look forward to working with you on your next commercial mortgage transaction. We arrange financing in the city of Houston for the following:


  • Multifamily Building Loans – we actively lend on garden apartments, high-rise multifamily buildings, student housing complexes, underlying cooperatives, and all other types of residential dwellings. We consider loan requests up to 80% LTV. We offer loans with and without recourse (personal guarantees) and with and without prepayment penalties. We offer fixed rate loans with terms from 3 to 30 years.
  • Office Building Loans – we lend on all types of office properties, including multi-tenant and single tenant buildings in all locations. We lend on both owner occupied and investor properties. We typically lend up to 75% LTV on investor properties and up to 90% on owner occupied properties. Most loans are written for either 5, 7, or 10 years at a fixed rate with a 25-year amortization.
  • Retail Building Loans – we gladly consider requests for commercial mortgage loans on shopping centers, retail strip centers, and individual retail stores. We are a little bit more conservative on retail loans these days based on the current climate for retailers and will consider LTV ratios of 65%-75% depending on the deal. We actively lend on NNN single tenant retail locations such as Starbuck’s, CVS, Walgreens, Dollar General, and other national credit rated tenants.
  • Industrial Property Loans – we love to lend on warehouses, distribution centers, manufacturing facilities and other industrial properties. Often, these properties are owner occupied by the owner’s business. We also lend on multi-tenant industrial properties as well. We look for properties in good locations with access to population centers and transportation.
  • Single/Special Use Loans – we have a special lending division that understands small business lending secured by owner occupied businesses such as motels, gas stations, restaurants, car washes, retail stores, and other specialty properties. Many banks have a hard time with this type of lending as they often do not understand the underlying businesses.
  • Investment Property Loans – any and all income producing property will be considered. We are cash flow driven lenders and look for properties that generate positive cash flow for their owners. We will consider portfolios of single family residences under this group.
  • Bridge Loans – many borrowers do not qualify for regular institutional financing due to various short-term obstacles which need to be resolved before they can qualify for bank type financing. These borrowers often require short term loans, or bridge loans, to overcome these short-term problems.
Our company has multiple capital sources for these loans, including: national banks, regional and local banks, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA, HUD, insurance companies, Wall Street conduit lenders (CMBS deals), credit unions and private lenders/hedge funds. Whether you are purchasing or refinancing, we have the right solutions available. We will entertain loan requests of all sizes, beginning at $1,000,000. Get started with a Free Commercial Mortgage Loan Quote.

Houston Commercial Mortgage Loans

Select Commercial provides commercial mortgage loans and multifamily financing throughout Houston and the state of Texas including, but not limited to, the areas below.


Afton Oaks • Larchmont • Shenandoah • Brentwood • Magnolia Grove • Southcrest • Briargrove Park • Montrose • Stablewood • City Park • Morningside Place • University Oaks • Clinton Park • Near North Side • Walnut Bend • Cloverland • Nottingham Forest • Westbury • Corinthian Pointe • Old Braeswood • West End • Crestwood • Pecan Park • Westmoreland • Eastwood • Port Houston • Willow Meadows • Garden Oaks • Rice Military • Willowbend • Highland Village • Robindell • Windsor Village • Houston Gardens • Royal Oaks Country Club • Woodland Heights • Idylwood • Settegast • Kashmere Gardens • Sharpstown