San Diego Apartment Building Loans
At Select Commercial, our primary expertise in is in apartment/multifamily financing. We're dedicated to providing the most competitive rates and tailored solutions for multifamily investments in the area. However, if you're also exploring broader commercial real estate opportunities in other areas of California, our state-specific commercial mortgage page offers a wealth of information and resources. For those seeking comprehensive rates on all loan products available across the 48 states, our comprehensive commercial mortgage rate page offers competitive rates for loans starting at $1,500,000.
San Diego Multifamily Loan Rates - updated 12/03/23
|Multifamily Loan > $6Million||Get Free Quote|
|Multifamily 5 Yr Fixed||5.82%||Up to 80%|
|Multifamily 7 Yr Fixed||5.79%||Up to 80%|
|Multifamily 10 Yr Fixed||5.72%||Up to 80%|
|Multifamily Loan < $6Million||Get Free Quote|
|Multifamily 5 Yr Fixed||6.28%||Up to 80%|
|Multifamily 7 Yr Fixed||6.20%||Up to 80%|
|Multifamily 10 Yr Fixed||6.15%||Up to 80%|
San Diego Multifamily Loan Benefits
San Diego Apartment Loan rates start as low as 5.72% (as of December 3rd, 2023)
• A commercial mortgage broker with over 30 years of lending experience
• No upfront application or processing fees
• Simplified application process
• Up to 80% LTV on multifamily financing
• Terms and amortizations up to 30 years
• Multifamily loans for purchase and refinance, including cash-out
• 24 hour written pre-approvals with no cost and no obligation
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Latest Expert Insights from Stephen A. Sobin
Stephen A. Sobin, the president of Select Commercial Funding LLC, is a renowned expert in the field of multifamily financing. His insights and perspectives are regularly sought by leading industry publications. Here are his latest contributions that highlight his deep understanding of the multifamily financing landscape and his commitment to providing clear, insightful analysis on key industry issues.
Decoding "Junk Fees" in Rental Housing
In another latest contribution to Multi-Housing News, Sobin provided expert commentary in an article titled "What's Next for Junk Fees? The Industry Weighs In". He clarified the difference between legitimate fees collected for various third-party services and so-called "junk fees". Sobin emphasized the importance of borrowers understanding their rights in negotiating all loan terms and the obligation of lenders to disclose all fees.
Understanding the Impact of Federal Reserve's Decisions
In a recent article titled "How the Fed's Pause on Interest Rates Impacts Multifamily" published by Multi-Housing News, Sobin shared his expert insights on the Federal Reserve's decision to pause interest rate hikes. He accurately predicted that the Fed would not raise rates in June, citing recent bank failures and lingering concerns about a potential recession.
Stay tuned for more expert insights from Stephen A. Sobin on the evolving multifamily financing landscape.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is multi-family real estate a good investment in 2023?
Inflation fears, high interest rates, and the prospect of recession have slowed the pace of the commercial real estate market considerably. Some property types are outperforming others. Apartment buildings in desirable neighborhoods are performing well, as owners have been able to raise rents and keep up with rising interest rates. Multifamily properties in smaller and less desirable areas, or areas where unemployment is rising, are not performing as well, as rent increases are harder to implement. In the office sector, only medical office buildings are generating lender interest. General office properties have underperformed the market as a result of the work from home policies established during the Covid-19 pandemic. Office demand is unlikely to return to pre-Covid levels making the office sector extremely hard to navigate right now. In the retail sector, essential service businesses, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, are performing well, while traditional brick and mortar retailers are still feeling the effects of Covid-19 and the competition from online retailers. Many malls are experiencing record high vacancy levels, and some are being repositioned for other purposes. In the industrial sector, we are seeing strong demand for warehouse and distribution space to accommodate the online retailers. Industrial space in urban markets and close to transportation are performing very well. We expect to see sales prices for underperforming properties to drop in 2023 as investors gravitate to better positioned properties.
There are many different types of lenders offering a myriad of different loan products to finance the acquisition or refinance of apartment properties nationwide. These lenders include agency lenders (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac), local and national banks, insurance companies, credit unions and private lenders.
Most lenders write apartment loans for five, seven or ten years (fixed) with a 30 year amortization. It is also possible to obtain loans that are fixed for up to 30 years, although this is not the norm. Rates are typically based on a margin over the corresponding US Treasury rate.
Lenders offer non-recourse to strong borrowers and solid properties. The borrower will be expected to have strong credit, good net worth and liquidity, and experience owning and managing similar properties. The property will be expected to demonstrate solid long term positive cash flow, be in good to excellent condition, and be located in a strong market with low vacancy rates.
Apartment loans are typically screened and pre-approved in 2-3 days. Since lenders require appraisals, environmental and property condition reports, and title, closings will usually take 45-60 days from application.
Recent Banking Failures Likely To Impact California Multifamily Lending
The recent collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank has sent shockwaves through the business and real estate lending sectors. As a leading CA commercial mortgage broker with over 30+ years of experience, Select Commercial knows that the multifamily sector is not immune to these developments. Here's how these banking failures could impact multifamily lending:
Regional Banks Under Pressure
Regional banks, which provide significant liquidity to the apartment sector, are likely to face increased pressure. The collapse of SVB and Signature Bank has raised concerns about the stability of smaller banks. This could lead to a pullback from regional banks providing loans to the multifamily sector, making it more challenging for developers and investors to secure financing.
Developers could face significant challenges, particularly in securing construction loans and value-add renovation dollars. The current environment is leading to a slowdown in construction lending and a return to traditional underwriting and banker skepticism. This could particularly impact the affordable housing sector, where developers need their financing lined up to secure tax credits.
Volatility in the CMBS Market
CMBS loans have experienced turbulence following the bank failures. This volatility could impact a new crop of lenders that have emerged over the past half-decade, many of which are capital markets-dependent. If the securitization market stabilizes, some of the CMBS and bridge lenders may re-enter the market to fill the liquidity gaps left by regional lenders.
Interest Rate Uncertainty
The bank failures could also contribute to uncertainty around commercial mortgage rates. If these failures lead to a slowdown in rate hikes by the Federal Reserve, this could potentially benefit the commercial real estate market in the long run. However, it's too early to predict the exact impact on apartment transaction volume.
In summary, the recent banking failures have the potential to significantly impact how banks handle multifamily loans. We will closely monitoring these developments to provide the best advice and service to my clients during these uncertain times.
Apartment Loan Types We Serve
If you are looking to purchase or refinance a San Diego apartment building, don't hesitate to contact us. We arrange financing in the city of San Diego for the following:
- Large urban high-rise multifamily buildings
- Suburban garden multifamilycomplexes
- Small multifamily buildings containing 5+ units
- Underlying cooperative multifamily building loans
- Portfolios of small multifamily properties and/or single-family rental properties
- Other multi-family and mixed-use properties
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San Diego Multifamily Loan: High Home Prices and Rent Differences Support Strong Conditions Across All Property Types
Developers are responding to long-standing conditions. At the start of this year, the gap between an average monthly mortgage payment and the mean effective rent in San Diego County was well over $3,000. This significant disparity is expected to continue, keeping many households and individuals from becoming homeowners for the foreseeable future. This situation is fueling a level of apartment demand that will allow the metro to remain among the nation's tightest rental markets in 2023. However, San Diego is not without its challenges. A historically high volume of new units are set to be completed this year, which will test the demand for luxury rentals. Fortunately, these deliveries are spread out across the metro. Chula Vista and the far north and northwest areas of San Diego proper will each add between 700 to 1,100 rentals, with Downtown San Diego's stock growing by more than 1,400 units. The expected positive hiring in the life science and tech sectors should help support demand for these luxury apartments.
Sales activity reflects the exceptional demand for lower-cost rentals. The difference between the average Class B and Class C effective rent in San Diego is the largest among major West Coast markets. This discrepancy, which was more than $700 per month at the end of last year, has maintained extremely tight vacancy in the lower-tier sector, a condition that is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. As a result, investors are focusing on submarkets with large concentrations of Class C stock. Buyers who prefer areas popular among young professionals will target neighborhoods adjacent to Balboa Park, including North Park and Golden Hill, and coastal neighborhoods like Pacific Beach. In these areas, pricing for smaller complexes typically exceeds the metro average. Investors looking for comparable properties at locally discounted price points should remain interested in East County cities and communities off Highway 94, where some of the metro's highest cap rates can be found.
2023 San Diego Multifamily Market Forecast
Employment is up 0.4%. Employers add 6,000 new jobs in 2023, mostly in the health and technology sectors.
New construction adds 5,600 apartment units. With some large developments coming online, new construction levels are well beyond average for the market. Apartment inventory increases by 1.8%.
Vacancy rates are up 90 basis points. New construction exceeds demand, pushing vacancy of class A properties up to 3.5%. Older class B and C buildings are experiencing tighter vacancy rates.
Apartment rents are up 2.9%. Rent growth slows considerably this year and the average monthly rent hits $2,860.
Whether you are purchasing or refinancing, we have the right solutions available for your multifamily mortgage loans. We will entertain apartment loan requests of all sizes, beginning at $1,500,000. Get started with a Free Commercial Mortgage Loan Quote.
San Diego Apartment Loans
Select Commercial provides apartment loans throughout San Diego, California including, but not limited to, the areas below. We provide apartment loans in most major cities throughout the United States.