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CBRE Business Lending

CBRE Business Lending provides a direct-lending platform that originates, underwrites, closes and funds commercial real estate loans in the $1–$10 million range.



CBRE Business Lending provides financing solutions through the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan program for multifamily properties and the Small Business Administration’s 504 and 7(a) programs for owner-occupied commercial properties. In addition, we offer bridge and construction lending through its national network of correspondent lenders.


Our seasoned management team has extensive experience in private capital lending. Backed by a best-in-class underwriting and closing group and with the full breadth of CBRE’s local market knowledge at its fingertips, we provide borrowers with accurate loan quotes, fast closings and certainty of execution.


Small Balance Loans, the cornerstone offering of CBRE Business Lending, are aimed at borrowers seeking to acquire or refinance multifamily properties of five units or more. These loans feature long-term fixed rates, long amortization periods, interest-only payments, and the protection of personal assets.  Since joining the Freddie Mac Small Balance Loan program in April 2015 as a licensed Seller/Servicer, our team has quickly established itself as a major nationwide provider of this loan type, closing more than 900 loans for a total volume over $2 billion.


Flexible Structuring: We provide longer amortizations, lower down payments, and more accommodating terms than traditional banks
Fast closings: Speed allows our clients to focus on their business, not the process of buying real estate
No Loan Covenants or Call Provisions: No monitoring provides future peace of mind
No Required Banking Relationships: As a non-bank lender, we allow our clients to diversify their financial relationships
Client Pre-qualification: Reviewing borrower information prior to the property search allows our clients to maximize their buying power with certainty of execution
Long-Term Fixed-Rates: We can offer a multitude of rate options that will meet client’s unique needs

Related Services

The CBRE Freddie Mac Multifamily Small Balance Loan Program (SBL) is a dedicated platform within CBRE Capital Markets that originates, underwrites, closes and services loans for smaller multifamily properties.
CBRE provides investment sales and debt and structured finance services to multifamily clients ranging from small private investors to large public entities.
CBRE Debt & Structured Finance offers clients assistance with placement of debt and equity for all major property types.

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Dan Winzeler
Dan Winzeler
Managing Director
Capital Markets, Debt & Structured Finance
+1 407 404 5072
+1 407 276 7996
Jim Pfitzinger
Jim Pfitzinger
Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer
Capital Markets, Debt & Structured Finance
+1 314 6555870