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

St Petersburg Commercial Mortgage Rates - Rates updated March 4th, 2021

Loan Product Rates (start as low as) LTV
Multifamily Mortgage Rates (Over $6,000,000) 2.68% 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 3.25% Up to 75% Get Free Quote
Business Real Estate Loans 3.35% Up to 90% Get Free Quote
Commercial Mortgage Rates 3.60% 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 Petersburg. 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 Petersburg 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 Petersburg 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 Petersburg Commercial Mortgage Benefits

St Petersburg commercial mortgage rates start as low as 2.68% (as of March 4th, 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 Petersburg Multifamily Loan Information

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Housing Demand Soars as Multifamily Construction Pipeline Thins; Out-of-State Investors Dominate Trading Activity

Corporate headquarter prominence, a strong financial sector and an expanding tech center produce solid job gains. Employment opportunities are contributing to the population expanding at a rate double that of the U.S. and the added residents will create almost 22,000 households, generating a need for additional housing. To meet the increased demand, apartment deliveries rose above the five-year average last year, yet vacancy continued to tighten. This year, the multifamily construction pipeline thins, further lowering vacancy and driving apartment rents higher. After multifamily investors concentrated in the urban cores during recent years, rising construction and land costs, as well as the need for cost-conscience rental options, drew them farther from the central cities. During 2020, the western portion of Pasco County will receive its largest inventory supply since 2002 with more than 660 apartment units scheduled for delivery. Throughout the market, rising rents are generating robust demand for lower-cost housing. Vacancy in Class C multifamily units has sat below 3 percent for more than a year, producing sizable apartment rent growth. Investors looking to purchase multifamily property in the St Petersburg market should definitely look into taking out an apartment loan to finance their acquisition.

Economic and demographic gains draw attention to apartment assets. Lower entry costs and cap rates that average roughly 80 basis points above nearby Orlando are luring more out-of-state capital to the market. Yield-driven multifamily investors will find initial returns above the metro average in older Class C apartment properties with less than 50 units in neighborhoods outside the urban core including University Square. Many other buyers are seeking value-add apartment prospects. Multifamily buildings that can readily be upgraded and amenities improved to raise rent to market rate are desired but are scarce as a large number of assets have already been renovated. Investors seeking a steady cash flow may find opportunities in the Temple Terrace area, where vacancy rests below 4 percent, producing healthy rent growth. A lack of new multifamily inventory in this neighborhood during 2020 should keep rental demand strong, especially as employment growth along the Interstate 4 corridor flourishes. St Petersburg is a great market for investors to finance their next apartment purchase with a multifamily loan.

2020 St Petersburg Multifamily Market Forecast

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The St Petersburg National Multifamily Index Rank is at 5, up 7 places. St Petersburg surges into the top five in the 2020 NMI as vacancy tightens and unit pricing climbs.

Employment in St Petersburg is up 1.7%. During 2020, employers will add 23,600 workers to payrolls, slightly lower than last year’s 1.8 percent increase.

Construction in St Petersburg is expected to exceed 3,100 apartment units. Deliveries decline sharply from the 5,600 rentals placed into service in 2019 as 3,100 apartments are completed this year, the lowest annual level in seven years.

Vacancy in St Petersburg is down 30 bps. The drop in new inventory reduces vacancy to 4.2 percent at the end of 2020, the tightest year-end rate of the current cycle.

Rent in St Petersburg is up 5.7%. Following a 5.3 percent hike last year, the average effective rent will end 2020 at $1,323 per month. Rents have soared roughly 35 percent over the past five years.

Investment opportunities in St Petersburg remain strong for those looking to finance their next purchase with an apartment loan. Higher cap rates than the Orlando or Miami metro’s coupled with favorable demographic and operational trends will put St Petersburg Bay on more investors’ radar this year. We highly recommend any investors looking to buy in the St Petersburg 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 Petersburg 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 Petersburg 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 Petersburg Commercial Mortgage Loans

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


• Allendale • Allendale Terrace • Arlington Park • Azalea Homes • Bahama Shores • Barcley Estates • Bartlett Park • Bonita Bayou • Bayboro • Bayou Highlands • Bayway Isles • Big Bayou • Brighton Bay • Broadwater • Campbell Park • Carillon • Casler Heights • Causeway Isles • Caya Costa • Central Oak Park • Childs Park • Clam Bayou • Coquina Key • Crescent Heights • Crescent Lake • Cromwell Heights • Crossroads • Disston Heights • Dome City • Downtown • Driftwood • Eden Isle • Placido Bayou • Edgemoor • Euclid Heights • Euclid St. Pauls • Five Points • Fossil Park • Fruitland Heights • Garden Manor • Garden Manor Lake • Gateway • Graham-Rogall • Grand Central • Greater Pinellas Point • Greater Woodlawn • Harbor Isle • Harbordale • Harris Park • Harshaw Lake Park • Highland Grove • Highland Oaks • Historic Kenwood • Historic Old Northeast/North Shore • Historic Roser Park • Historic Park Street • Historic Uptown • Holiday Park • Isla del Sol • James-Clearview • Jordan Park • Jungle Prada • Jungle Terrace • La Puerta Del Sol • Lake Euclid • Lake Maggiore Park • Lake Maggiore Shores • Lake Pasadena • Lakewood Estates • Lakewood Terrace • Live Oaks • Magnolia Heights • Mangrove Bay • Mangrove Bayou • Mariners Pass • Maximo • Meadowlawn • Mel-Tan Heights • Melrose-Mercy/Pine Acres • Methodist Town • Mobel Americana/Americana Cove • Northeast Park • North Kenwood • Oakwood Garden/Pinefield View • Old Bayside/St. Petersburg Marina • Old Northeast • Old Pasadena • Old Southeast • Palmetto Park • Pasadena Bear Creek • Pasadena Vista/West Lake Estates • Patrician Point • Perkins • Perry Bayview • Pinellas Point/The Pink Streets