Louisville Commercial Mortgage Loans
$1,000,000 Minimum

Louisville Commercial Mortgage Rates - Rates updated March 9th, 2021

Loan Product Rates (start as low as) LTV
Multifamily Mortgage Rates (Over $6,000,000) 2.94% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily Mortgage Rates (Under $6,000,000) 3.37% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Single Tenant Lease Rates 3.50% Up to 75% Get Free Quote
Business Real Estate Loans 3.70% Up to 90% Get Free Quote
Commercial Mortgage Rates 3.75% 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 Louisville. 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. Louisville 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 Louisville 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.

Louisville Commercial Mortgage Benefits

Louisville commercial mortgage rates start as low as 2.94% (as of March 9th, 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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Louisville Multifamily Loan Information

Louisville Economic Trends Louisville Economic Trends

Major E-Commerce Firms Break Ground in Louisville; Capital for Class B/C Apartment Assets Flows In

Growing e-commerce industry generating more multifamily rental demand. Louisville’s airport continues to draw a wealth of logistics and distribution companies to the metro as it is a port of entry for many international firms. Amazon recently broke ground on its 900-acre cargo hub facility to be delivered in 2021. The expansion of the company’s logistics business will bring 2,000 jobs to the area and could contribute to growth of other firms that are vendors for this operation. Strong hiring has prompted demand for Class C apartment housing, as vacancy for this tranche fell below 3 percent last year. Overall, the net absorption of over 2,000 multifamily units this year will be the highest since 2014. Yet, the number of new apartment leases this year will fall shy of the level of completions, expanding vacancy 20 basis points. In addition to the central area of Louisville, neighborhoods just east of the central business district continue to have the greatest demand as they have efficient accessibility to major highways to employers and entertainment venues. Investors looking to purchase property in Louisville should definitely look into taking out an apartment loan to finance their acquisition.

Bidding environment heating up south of downtown. Deal velocity remains strong in Louisville for apartment assets priced in the $1 million to $10 million tranche with average cap rates in the mid-6 percent area. Attractive pricing has been luring out-of-state buyers looking to place capital in a market more affordable than their home metro. South of the urban core, along the Ohio River, investors seek older multifamily assets below the metro’s average cost per unit of $92,000, as buildings trade for an average of $70,000 per door, with first-year yields in the 6 to 7 percent range. Some apartment properties in this locale changed hands with cap rates in the 10 percent range the past few years. Southeast Louisville also remains a prime location for investment in older multifamily buildings, as stock can be purchased for a similar price as the inventory near the Ohio River, yet with cap rates in the mid-5 to mid-6 percent range. Louisville is a great market for investors to finance their next apartment purchase with a multifamily loan.

2020 Louisville Multifamily Market Forecast

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National Multifamily Index Rank is at 44, up 1 place. Stronger rent growth and yields well above the national average raise Louisville one step in this year’s Index.

Employment in Louisville is up 0.8% Employers will add 5,400 positions this year following the creation of 8,500 jobs in 2019.

Construction in Louisville is expected to exceed 2,400 apartment units Unit completions will double last year’s level with half built northeast of Louisville’s core starting at the inner beltway and slightly past the outer beltway up to Prospect, Kentucky.

Vacancy in Louisville is up 20 bps. Leasing will fall shy of supply gains, raising the metro vacancy rate to 5.0 percent.

Rent in Louisville is up 4.5%. Following a 5.0 percent rent increase in 2019, the average effective rent will lift to $950 per month.

Investment opportunities in Louisville remain strong for those looking to finance their next purchase with an apartment loan. Accessibility to downtown and growth of the southeastern suburbs draw buyers east of Louisville’s central business district where unit prices are approximately $30,000 lower than the metro average. We highly recommend any investors looking to buy in the Louisville market to reach out to us regarding 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.

Louisville 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 Louisville 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.

Louisville Commercial Mortgage Loans

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


Audubon, Bonnycastle, Hawthorne, Cherokee Triangle, Avondale Melbourne Heights, Rock Creek Lexington Road, Belknap, Gardiner Lane, Hikes Point, Crescent Hill, , Shawnee, Portland, Old Louisville, Russell, Crescent Hill, Beechmont, Algonquin, Taylor Berry, Audubon, Bon Air.