SBA 504 Loan

Is your business dream limited by the need for land, space or fixed equipment?

Whether you are starting a business from the ground up, or improving on what you already have, Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans can be ideal to help you grow your business. These loans are a cooperation between the SBA, a commercial lender, and you. You benefit because the program allows for less capital investment from you, with loan financing or refinancing at lower, long-term, fixed rates.

SomerCor helps you obtain the SBA 504 loan, which provides financing or refinancing for up to $5.5 million of your overall loan, no matter the scope of the project–as much as 90% of the total project cost (see the pie charts below).

September 2019 SBA 504 Debenture Rates

25 Year 3.46%  |  20 Year 3.36%  |  10 Year 3.55%  |  REFI +0.04%

Rates include monthly servicing fees to CDC, SBA, and central servicing agent; based on SBA FY19 fees.


ELIGIBLE USES

  • Purchase commercial real estate
  • Build or renovate commercial property
  • Buy equipment, machinery and fixtures
  • Refinance debt for commercial property and equipment
  • Pay eligible soft costs and professional fees

BENEFITS TO YOU

  • Lower down payment
  • Up to 90% financing
  • Long-term, below-market fixed interest rates
  • Refinance with potential 20% cash-out
  • Predictable monthly payments
  • No balloon payments

REQUIREMENTS

  • Owner-occupied commercial real estate in Illinois
  • At least 51% applicant occupancy (60% for new construction)
  • For-profit business
  • Under $15 million in tangible net worth
  • Prior 2 years average after-tax net income under $5 million
  • Able to meet the down-payment requirement
  • Good credit history

TYPES OF BUSINESSES

  • Manufacturing, industrial and commercial
  • Hotels, gas stations and storage facilities
  • Business and medical office buildings
  • Most franchises

HOW THE SBA 504 LOAN WORKS

Business in mixed or single-use building
New business or single-use building
New business in single-use building

Process

1

Business wants to buy, expand or refinance a commercial building or heavy equipment

2

Works with SomerCor to ensure eligibility and project structure

3

SomerCor underwriting process for internal approval

4

Project sent to SBA for loan authorization; typically subject to acceptable appraisal and environmental reports

5

Bank closing on total project financing including SBA portion

6

SBA closing (quick for turn-key: approximately 60 days after all project costs incurred and/or construction complete)

7

SBA debenture funding approximately 30 days after SomerCor closing. Once the project funds, the project will transfer to the SomerCor servicing department

Dream it, Do it.

Find everything you need to start on a SBA 504 loan right here:

GET STARTED

504 SBA Personal Finance Statement

504 SomerCor Loan Application Checklist

504 Flyer

FAQs

Questions? Reach out to us!

Reach out to a loan originator today if you have any questions or are ready to start the SBA 504 process.

Brian Comiskey, CPA

EVP, Chief Lending Officer
(312) 360-3311
bcomiskey@somercor.com

Michael Utterback

VP, Loan Officer
(312) 360-3312
mutterback@somercor.com

Paul Jastrzebski

VP, Loan Officer
(312) 360-3303
pjastrzebski@somercor.com

Elisabeth Williams

VP, Loan Officer
(312) 360-3302
ewilliams@somercor.com

Eric Bacon

Loan Officer
(312) 360-3335
ebacon@somercor.com

Joseph Bailey

Loan Officer
(312) 360-3314
jbailey@somercor.com