Core Portfolio Lending

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Property Types

  • Anchored Retail
  • Office (Including Medical Office)
  • Industrial
  • Multi-family
  • Select Self-Storage
  • Select Hotel

Loan Sizing

  • $10 million and above

Loan Terms

  • 3 - 30 year terms
  • Two-way call and rate adjustments available


  • 30-year amortization schedule or less
  • Partial and full-term interest-only (transaction specific)

Geographic Location

  • Major metropolitan areas throughout the United States

Loan to Value

  • Typically up to 65%, with the ability to go to 70% on select transactions

Interest Rate

  • Fixed rate based on competitive spreads over comparable term U.S. treasuries
  • Rate lock available at application (up to 9 months forward commitment)


  • Fee or par quotes available
  • Minimal due diligence processing fee

Prepayment Provisions

  • Greater of 1% of make whole to U.S. treasuries with last 60 days at par
  • Flexible prepayment options available

Escrows (as needed)

  • Taxes and insurance
  • Tenant improvement and leasing commissions
  • Capital improvements


  • Typically performed by internal loan closing professionals at a stated flat fee
  • Local counsel hired on an as needed basis
  • Ability to accommodate loan closings less than 60 days


  • Principal Real Estate Investors retains in-house servicing on all loans


  • 1-3% good faith deposits required; 1% at application and 1-2% at commitment

Borrowing Entity

  • Single purpose entity (SPE) or single asset entity (SAE) preferred

Third Party Reports

  • MAI appraisal
  • Phase I environmental
  • Phase II environmental (as needed)
  • Property Conditions assessment
  • Seismic (as needed)



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The information in this document contains general information only and should not be considered as a comprehensive statement on any matter and should not be relied upon as such nor should it be construed as specific advice or recommendation. The general information it contains does not take account of any borrower’s objectives, particular needs or financial situation, nor should it be relied upon in any way as a forecast or guarantee of future events . All expressions of opinion and predictions in this document are subject to change without notice.

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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.