Construction/Permanent Lending

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Principal Real Estate Investors' construction perm program is seamless and time tested. It features one source of funds, one set of documents, one fixed rate, all with one institutional lender.

Property Types

  • Anchored Retail*
  • Office*
  • Industrial*
  • Multi-family

Loan Sizing

  • $15 million and above

Loan Terms

  • One set of loan documents that allow a smooth, seamless transition to convert to a permanent loan; interim construction loans also available
  • 2 to 30 years terms
  • Completion/carve-out guaranty required; ability to do non-recourse with regards to repayment
  • Fixed rate locked at application. Variable rate options also available.
  • Interest only, which typically accrues during construction period; amortization thereafter (transaction specific)
  • No tri-party agreements required
  • Acquisition/rehab transactions selectively underwritten

Geographic Location

  • Major metropolitan areas throughout the United States, plus some select secondary markets

Loan to Cost / Value

  • 35% equity typically required during construction (transaction specific)
  • Current fair market value of land may be credited toward required equity contribution
  • 65% loan to value upon completion, depending upon transaction
  • Underwriting focused on pro-forma stabilized value

Fees / Deposits

  • 1% origination fee
  • 2% good faith deposit


  • Phase I environmental
  • Seismic (as needed)
  • MAI appraisal
  • Construction consultant


  • Typically done in-house (subject to capacity) at a fixed fee with local counsel review

Prepayment Provisions

  • Yield maintenance last 90 days at par
  • Flexible prepayment provisions available


  • Monthly draws administered in-house

*Requires material pre-leasing


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As a general matter, commercial mortgage lending entails a degree of risk that is typically only suitable for sophisticated institutional and professional investors for whom such an investment is not a complete investment program and who fully understand and are capable of bearing the risks associated with such strategy.