Liberty SBF Announces National CMBS Direct Lending Program

CMBS loans will be funded directly by Liberty SBF and focus on commercial real estate properties from $1 – 30MM.

Philadelphia, PA –  Liberty SBF, a full-service commercial real estate finance company, is proud to announce the immediate launch of its Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities (CMBS) lending program focusing on loan balances of $1-30MM on commercial real estate properties across the United States, funded directly from its own balance sheet. As the expert in small balance commercial real estate lending, Liberty SBF is excited about enhancing its already strong line-up of CRE loan products.

Liberty SBF is currently taking applications for CMBS loans on property types that include office, retail, industrial, multi-family and hotel. Self-storage and mobile home parks will also be considered on a case-by-case basis.

“The ability to lend CMBS loans directly will secure our position as a leader in small balance commercial real estate financing,” said Alex Cohen, CEO of Liberty SBF. “It is part of our commitment to help small businesses and property owners to take advantage of the marketplace as the economy recovers in the coming years.”

Recently, Liberty SBF exhibited its expertise in closing small balance CMBS loans when it provided a $7MM financing for the acquisition of a Hilton Garden Inn Hotel near Chicago, IL for an experienced hotel sponsor. Liberty SBF worked directly with sponsor to capitalize on an opportunity with a short window and closed in under two months.

“Liberty SBF understands the hospitality business and when we needed to close on a property quickly, they guided us all the way through the process to meet our deadline,” said Robert Moran, Managing Director at Hotel Capital, LLC. “Liberty SBF’s staff are proficient and knowledgeable about commercial real estate financing particularly hotel finance. I look forward to working on my next deal with Liberty.”

About Liberty SBF

Liberty SBF is a full-service commercial real estate finance company that provides loan origination, loan servicing and asset management. The company has a special expertise in small-balance commercial lending, lending directly from its balance sheet and originating loans for its investment partners. For more information about Liberty SBF, please visit