St Louis Commercial Mortgage Loans
$1,000,000 Minimum

St Louis Commercial Mortgage Rates - Rates updated May 7th, 2021

Loan Product Rates (start as low as) LTV
Multifamily Mortgage Rates (Over $6,000,000) 3.00% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Multifamily Mortgage Rates (Under $6,000,000) 3.27% Up to 80% Get Free Quote
Single Tenant Lease Rates 3.50% Up to 75% Get Free Quote
Business Real Estate Loans 3.75% 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 St Louis. 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. St Louis 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 St Louis 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.

St Louis Commercial Mortgage Benefits

St Louis commercial mortgage rates start as low as 3.00% (as of May 7th, 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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St Louis Multifamily Loan Information

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Accelerated Housing Demand Bolsters Apartment Rental Market Conditions in Late-Recovering St. Louis

Diverse job creation and recovering home values bolster St. Louis rentals. Spanning the past two years, nearly 8,000 apartments were absorbed in the metro, lowering vacancy by more than 200 basis points. Heightened multifamily demand was registered in St. Louis’ suburban and core areas, with all submarkets recording declines in vacancy amid the delivery of 4,800 apartment units metro wide. Widespread vacancy compression coupled with well-received supply additions elevated St. Louis’ average effective rent 10 percent during the 24-month span, matching the pace of home price appreciation. In 2020, continued job creation will raise the metro’s median household income at a pace that exceeds the national rate of increase, bolstering demand for mid- to higher-tier apartments as construction activity moderates. With apartment demand drivers in place, further reduction in vacancy is anticipated for 2020, supporting a rate of rent growth that notably outpaces the historical average. Investors looking to purchase multifamily property in the St Louis market should definitely look into taking out an apartment loan to finance their acquisition.

Span of robust apartment leasing and strong rent gains attract private value-add multifamily investors. Tight vacancy in the low- and mid-tier sectors is fueling buyer competition in suburbs and neighborhoods adjacent to the core, where cap rates above 8 percent and sub-$50,000 per apartment unit pricing is prevalent. Older properties in these locales possess notable upside potential, with multifamily assets potentially delivering NOI growth following operations and facility upgrades. Suburban neighborhoods near St. Louis International Airport garner notable out-of-state buyer attention, as this area features the largest inventory of mid- to larger- Class B and C apartment listings. Local investors focus on smaller Class C multifamily buildings in neighborhoods south of Interstate 44, including Dutchtown, and cities east of the core in Illinois, where sub-$5 million trades dictate overall deal flow. In core St. Louis, select opportunities to acquire newly built apartment properties for more than $20 million will continue to drive overall multifamily sales volume in the metro moving forward. St Louis is a great market for investors to finance their next apartment purchase with a multifamily loan.

2020 St Louis Multifamily Market Forecast

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The St Louis National Multifamily Index Rank is at 45, up 1 place. Contracting vacancy moves St. Louis up one slot in this year’s Index.

Employment in St Louis is up 0.9%. After expanding by 22,000 positions last year, St. Louis’ employment base grows by 13,000 workers in 2020.

Construction in St Louis is expected to exceed 1,300 apartment units. Delivery volume moderates this year following the finalization of 2,800 units in 2019. Upcoming supply additions increase the metro’s apartment stock by 0.8 percent.

Vacancy in St Louis is down 20 bps. Rental demand outpaces completions for a third year, lowering vacancy to 4.8 percent on net absorption of 1,600 units.

Rent in St Louis is up 6.3%. The metro’s average effective rent climbs to $1,020 per month this year, as the annual pace of rate growth exceeds 6 percent for a second consecutive period.

Investment opportunities in St Louis remain strong for those looking to finance their next purchase with an apartment loan. Localized employment growth and proximity to transit stops and St. Louis University draw private investors to the Central West End, where high-6 to high-7 percent returns are available. We highly recommend any investors looking to buy in the St Louis 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.

St Louis 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 St Louis 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.

St Louis Commercial Mortgage Loans

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


Academy • Baden • Benton Park • Benton Park West • Bevo Mill • Botanical Heights • Boulevard Heights • Carondelet • Carr Square • Central West End • Cheltenham • Clayton/Tamm • Clifton Heights • College Hill • Columbus Square • Compton Heights • Covenant Blu Grand Center • DeBaliviere Place • Downtown • Downtown West • Dutchtown • Ellendale • Fairground • Forest Park Southeast • Fountain Park • Fox Park • Franz Park • Gate District • Gravois Park • Greater Ville • Hamilton Heights • Hi-Pointe • Holly Hills • Hyde Park • JeffVanderLou • Kings Oak • Kingsway East • Kingsway West • Kosciusko • Lafayette Square • LaSalle Park • Lewis Place • Lindenwood Park • Marine Villa • Mark Twain • Mark Twain/I-70 Industrial • McKinley Heights • Midtown • Mount Pleasant • Near North Riverfront • North Hampton • North Point • North Riverfront • OFallon • Old North St. Louis • Patch • Peabody/Darst/Webbe • Penrose • Princeton Heights • Riverview • Shaw • Skinker/DeBaliviere • Soulard • Southampton • Southwest Garden • St. Louis Hills • St. Louis Place • The Hill • The Ville • Tiffany • Tower Grove East • Tower Grove South • Vandeventer • Visitation Park • Walnut Park East • Walnut Park West • Wells/Goodfellow • West End • Wydown/Skinker