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15 Secrets To Choosing A Commercial Lender: How to choose the right lender for your commercial real estate purchase
15 Secrets To Choosing A Commercial Lender: How to choose the right lender for your commercial real estate purchase
15 Secrets To Choosing A Commercial Lender: How to choose the right lender for your commercial real estate purchase
15 Secrets To Choosing A Commercial Lender: How to choose the right lender for your commercial real estate purchase
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15 Secrets To Choosing A Commercial Lender: How to choose the right lender for your commercial real estate purchase

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Purchasing commercial real estate for your business is a HUGE decision -- one that should not be taken lightly. Before you become a commercial property owner, you will need to find a lender to help …

Purchasing commercial real estate for your business is a HUGE decision -- one that should not be taken lightly. Before you become a commercial property owner, you will need to find a lender to help finance your purchase or construction.

Even if you already have a healthy relationship with a commercial bank, you will want to evaluate all of your options for commercial real estate financing. Choosing the right lender for your project will make a world of difference. You want a lender who understands your needs as a business owner, not just a borrower. You want a “partner” in the financing process.

Before you begin looking for a commercial lender, there are things you can do to make sure you’re teamed up with the best lender for you. In this report, you’ll learn the 15 secrets to choosing a commercial lender, including what to look for and what questions to ask. Once you’ve read this information, you’ll be equipped to make the best commercial financing decision for you and your business.

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  • 1. The 15 Secrets to Choosing a Commercial Lender!© Drafted December 2007 Executive Summary:1 You Have Options2 Choose the Best Loan for Your Business3 Get Pre-Approved As Soon As Possible4 Work With a Specialist Rather Than a Generalist5 Work With a Lender Focused On Your Immediate Needs6 It’s Smarter to Make a Smaller Down Payment7 The Longer the Amortization, the Better8 Look for a Lender with an Entrepreneurial Mindset9 If Construction is Involved, It’s a Whole New Ballgame10 Do Not Choose a Lender Based on Interest Rate Alone11 Choose a Lender with National Reach12 Get Referrals13 Ask the Right Questions14 Use Available Resources15 Follow Your Commercial Lender Checklist 2 www.TheSmartChoiceLoan.com | www.504Blog.com | 1-866-MCC-4504
  • 2. The 15 Secrets to Choosing a Commercial Lender!©Purchasing commercial real estate for your business is a HUGE decision -- one that should not be takenlightly. Before you become a commercial property owner, you will need to find a lender to help financeyour purchase or construction.Even if you already have a healthy relationship with a commercial bank, you will want to evaluate all ofyour options for commercial real estate financing. Choosing the right lender for your project will makea world of difference. You want a lender who understands your needs as a business owner, not just aborrower. You want a “partner” in the financing process.Before you begin looking for a commercial lender, there are things you can do to make sureyou’re teamed up with the best lender for you. In this report, you’ll learn the 15 secrets tochoosing a commercial lender, including what to look for and what questions to ask. Onceyou’ve read this information, you’ll be equipped to make the best commercial financing decisionfor you and your business.1 You Have OptionsYou deserve to work with a lender that understands your needs. In other words, you don’t have tochoose the first lender you talk to, nor do you have to settle for a lender with a small branch officearound the corner. Purchasing your commercial property is a HUGE step in the life of your business, andthe lender you choose will play a large part in it.It’s important that you know exactly what you want in a property and in a lender. You should feelcomfortable with your commercial lender -- you should see him as a trusted partner in the investmentyou’re making.2 Choose the Best Loan for Your BusinessA good commercial lender will share several loan options with you. You can help expedite the processby educating yourself on the loan basics ahead of time so that you’re well prepared to make thedecision on what kind of loan will be best for you. Proper due diligence on your part will make theprocess much easier.Commercial real estate financing comes in a variety of “flavors” -- each with its own requirements andnuances. The following are two types of loan programs that you’ll be able to choose from:Conventional Commercial LoanOrdinary, or conventional, commercial real estate loans have the option of either fixed or variableinterest rates (usually only up to 10 or 15 years) and typically require at least a 20% equity injection fromthe borrower (you). Many business owners find it difficult to come up with the down payment that aconventional loan requires. Keep in mind that additional soft costs and closing costs will likely come out- 3 www.TheSmartChoiceLoan.com | www.504Blog.com | 1-866-MCC-4504
  • 3. The 15 Secrets to Choosing a Commercial Lender!©About the AuthorChris Hurn is currently CEO, and Cofounder of Mercantile Capital Corporation (MCC) where his firm specializes inproviding the highest cash-on-cash return financing for business owners and entrepreneurs buying commercialproperty. His company was on the 2007 Inc. 500 list of America’s fastest growing companies, ranked # 245 with951% growth over a 3-year period. To date, MCC has closed commercial loans in 33 states for over $370 million intotal project costs -- one business owner at a time, including for numerous franchised concepts -- and has beenvoted “Best Place to Work” by the Orlando Business Journal for 3 years running.Chris is also the CEO, Cofounder and Chairman of Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club®. Kennedy’s is a franchisedconcept that offers the finest haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection ofgrooming products all within a membership-based, nostalgic club atmosphere. It is a membership-driven, mass-affluent targeted, recession-resistant business more about a lifestyle experience than just haircuts. It’s designedto be a “sanctuary” for men -- a place to get away from the “chop shops” and indulge in “affordable luxuries” just formen. He is currently franchising Kennedy’s nationwide.Chris is well-known for his innovative marketing achievements and continues to coach and consult nationally withvarious business owners and entrepreneurs. Here a few other notable awards and accolades Chris has received: • Reader’s Choice Award for “Most Respected Executive in Central Florida” and “Best Small Company in Central Florida.” • “SBA Marketing Guru of the Year.” • NADCO’s “Banker of the Year.” • SBA Financial Services Champion. • Top Twenty Most Influential People in Small Business lending. • “Top Male, 40 Under 40” in Orlando. • One of the “100 Most Influential People” in Central Florida.Throughout his career, Chris has served in various leadership positions, including his backgroundas a business consultant and financier with GE Capital and as CFO for the NAI RealVest group ofcompanies. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago with two magna cum laude bachelordegrees; earned a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania’s Fels Center (formerly atthe Wharton School of Business); and dropped out of Georgetown University Law Center after oneyear, when he realized the world didn’t need any more attorneys.Chris is a frequent speaker and writer for national events and publications, and has been featuredin the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, L.A. Times, Forbes, the Sacramento Bee,the Orlando Sentinel, Scotsman Guide, Franchise Times and many other regional and nationally-recognized trade publications, as well as in six business books to date.He maintains a busy civic calendar as a member of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce’sSmall Business Board and the Florida Hospital Foundation Board, as well his involvement withmany other esteemed community organizations.Be sure to contact Chris Hurn and his team of Commercial Real EstateFinancing Experts when you or someone you know is interested in owningcommercial property the Smart way. Here’s how: Mercantile Capital Corporation 940 Centre Circle, Ste 3006, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 Phone: 407-786-5040 or 1-866-MCC-4504 | Fax: 407-682-1632 Email: info@mercantilecc.com Website: www.TheSmartChoiceLoan.com | Blog: www.504Blog.com 16 www.TheSmartChoiceLoan.com | www.504Blog.com | 1-866-MCC-4504

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