How to Secure a Commercial Real Estate Loan for Nonprofits

So you’ve finally found it, the perfect working space for your nonprofit organization – but how do you obtain the funds to make the purchase? Capital campaigns are often necessary though time-consuming, and you need funds now. A commercial real estate (CRE) loan may be the perfect solution, but you need to be prepared. Our guide to securing a commercial real estate loan for nonprofits will give you an inside look at what it takes to get the property your organization needs to fulfill its mission.

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The Challenge: the Capital Stack

What do lenders look for when evaluating a CRE loan? Lending institutions will invariably want to see the donations and firm commitments you have accumulated before they agree to loan you the large sums of money required to complete the purchase. Likewise, potential donors will want to see that you have financial suppor