Private Money Edges Back Into Commercial Lending Market at Record Levels, According to Leading Experts

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Alternative Lending Magazine Concludes Through Exhaustive Analysis That Multifamily and Retail Asset Strength More Important Than Borrower Credit Worthiness.

Private Money have historically been significantly under-allocated to Commercial Real Estate Loans relative to the banking universe

After tentatively testing the water in 2011, Private Money increased their overall lending for commercial real estate throughout the country in 2012 with total loan origination at year-end up 9% year-over-year. Multifamily property loans showed the biggest gain, ending 2012 up 22% from 2011. Surprisingly, retail property showed great recovery with loan origination up 17% year-over-year.

Private Money also continued to shrink their loan exposure in disaster areas that caused the biggest problems during the Great Recession. Construction loan origination ended down 36% year-over-year.

Today a great deal of disparity exists between which private lenders are lending again and which borrowers are benefiting. The underwriting has changed. The private money criteria is now strictly focused on the safety (low loan to value) and income of a property rather than the credit score or employment history of the borrower.

In the past 24 months has validated over 140 new private lenders entering the market. Statistics show a 32% out of business rate for all private money lenders in business calendar year 2007.

On a weekly bases Alternative Lending Magazine receives an average of 51 requests for Commercial Private Money Loans.

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