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Small Balance Lending

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

Our Loan Programs

Focused on providing investors with commercial real estate financing options in amounts ranging from $1 million to $10 million, CBRE Small Balance Lending leverages CBRE’s lender network and its best-in-class underwriting and closing capabilities to find solutions for smaller properties not typically served by conventional loans. CBRE’s diverse lending sources include agencies, banks, life companies, CMBS and more. Small Balance Lending finances all commercial property types, with special expertise in multifamily small balance financing through Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, and owner-user loans through the Small Business Administration.

For Multifamily Properties

Freddie Mac Small Balance Loans

Designed for multifamily properties needing financing between $1 million and $7.5 million. Loans are non-recourse and are available nationwide with fixed or hybrid ARM rates for terms up to 20 years. Interest-only and prepayment options are offered.


Fannie Mae Small Loans

Fast and flexible non-recourse loans for multifamily properties needing financing between $1 million and $6 million. Fixed or hybrid ARM rates are offered in highly customized loans with terms up to 30 years. Available from CBRE in markets nationwide.


For Commercial Properties

SBA 504 Loans

Offers high-leverage financing from $1.5 million and up for a wide array of owner-occupied commercial properties. Features 25-year fixed rates with no covenants. And our status as a non-bank lender means you can keep your existing depository relationships.


SBA 7(a) Loans

Provides fast capital to small businesses in amounts up to $5 million with as little as 0% down payment. Proceeds can be used for a variety of business purposes, including start-up and inventory costs.

Related Services

CBRE provides investment sales and debt and structured finance services to multifamily clients ranging from small private investors to large public entities.
Creative and strategic financial solutions for commercial real estate owners of all property types.
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Find a Small Loan Representative

Our Team

Dan Winzeler
Dan Winzeler
Managing Director
+1 407 404 5072
+1 407 276 7996
Jim Pfitzinger
Jim Pfitzinger
Senior Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer
+1 314 6555870