News Roundup: SBA 504 Momentum Continues, Healthcare & CRE Landscape, Industrial Vacancy at Lowest since 2000


SBA 504 Momentum Continues in 2018

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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, the SBA 504 loan program has experienced another strong year in 2018, granting 5,874 small business loans for a total of more than $4.75 billion. The introduction of the 25-year Debenture in April has also been successful, with more than 1,000 debentures sold by the end of September.

Liberty SBF is Expanding Nationwide

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Liberty SBF is growing. We recently doubled our inside sales teams on both coasts, brought on expert originators from all over the country, and hired a National Director of Originations.

Industrial Real Estate Vacancy at Lowest Since 2000

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Thanks to ongoing demand for warehouses in the industrial/logistics sector, industrial real estate has experienced its 33rd straight quarter of declining vacancy. According to a recent CBRE report, the national industrial vacancy rate is 7.2%—its lowest since the year 2000.

Who Gets the Credit for Industrial Demand?

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While many attribute robust industrial real estate demand to booming e-commerce, the reality is that food & beverage, logistics, packaging and manufacturing sectors are important players, particularly in markets like Southern California, GlobeSt reports.

Liberty Provides $14.2 Million in SBA 504 Loans for Healthcare

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Liberty has provided $14.2 million in SBA 504 loans for the acquisitions of a medical facility in Miami, Florida, and a skilled nursing facility in Tucson, Arizona.

Health Care and the Commercial Real Estate Landscape

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When it comes to healthcare, people are increasingly shifting from traditional hospital care to smaller, community outpatient clinics. How does that impact commercial real estate? Commercial Property Executive shares a clip exploring this trend and from the recent CREW Network meeting in San Diego.

How Can We Help You?

Liberty SBF is the #1 ranked non-bank SBA 504 lender by volume in the country. We offer personal service for SBA 504, bridge and conventional loans. We’d love to help you.

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