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  • Last Nights Q&A???? What types of commercial loans are available ? What is (NPV)

    Posted by Bryan Chavis on April 28, 2023 at 4:16 am

    ???? On last night’s BRP Network & Q&A, questions were asked about commercial loans for multifamily properties. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to choose the correct commercial loan product for a multifamily project:

    ????Step 1: Determine your project needs – The first step in choosing the right commercial loan product is to determine your project needs. Consider the size of the project, the location, the expected cash flow, and the time horizon for the investment.

    Step 2: Research loan products – Next, research the available loan products in the market that align with your project needs. Common loan products for multifamily properties include conventional loans, FHA/HUD loans, bridge loans, and mezzanine loans.

    Step 3: Evaluate loan terms – Once you have identified potential loan products, evaluate the terms of each loan option. Consider factors such as interest rates, loan fees, loan-to-value ratios, prepayment penalties, and repayment terms.

    Step 4: Determine eligibility – Check the eligibility requirements for each loan product and ensure that your project meets the lender’s criteria. Eligibility requirements may include creditworthiness, debt-to-income ratio, property occupancy, and debt service coverage ratio.

    Step 5: Compare loan offers – Once you have evaluated the loan terms and determined eligibility, compare loan offers from multiple lenders. Consider the overall cost of the loan, including the interest rate, fees, and closing costs.

    Step 6: Choose the best loan product – Based on your research, evaluation of loan terms, and comparison of loan offers, choose the best loan product for your multifamily project.

    ????Case Study:

    A real estate developer in Texas is looking to acquire a 100-unit multifamily property in a growing market. The developer has a strong credit profile and significant equity to invest in the property. After researching available loan products and evaluating loan terms, the developer decides to pursue a conventional loan from a local bank.

    The conventional loan product offers a competitive interest rate and flexible repayment terms. The lender requires a 25% down payment and a debt service coverage ratio of 1.2x. The developer meets these requirements and submits a loan application. After underwriting and due diligence, the lender approves the loan, and the developer acquires the property.


    A multifamily developer in California is planning to build a 200-unit apartment complex in a high-demand area. The developer has experience in multifamily development but has limited cash reserves. After researching available loan products, the developer decides to pursue an FHA/HUD loan.

    The FHA/HUD loan product offers a low down payment requirement and longer repayment terms than a conventional loan. The developer must meet strict eligibility requirements, including a minimum credit score, debt-to-income ratio, and completion of a feasibility study. After completing the necessary documentation and underwriting, the developer secures the loan and begins construction on the new multifamily property.

    In summary, choosing the right commercial loan product for a multifamily project requires thorough research, evaluation of loan terms, and comparison of loan offers. It is important to consider project needs, loan terms, eligibility requirements, and overall loan cost when selecting the best loan product for your project.


    ????Net Present Value (NPV) is a financial concept used to calculate the current value of future cash flows. In real estate, it is commonly used to evaluate the profitability of a real estate investment. Essentially, NPV helps investors determine whether a particular investment is worth the cost.

    ????To calculate the NPV of a real estate investment, we need to know the future cash flows that the investment is expected to generate, as well as the appropriate discount rate. The discount rate is used to account for the time value of money, meaning that a dollar received today is worth more than a dollar received in the future.

    ????To illustrate how NPV works in multifamily real estate, let’s consider the following case study:

    Suppose you are considering investing in a multifamily property that will generate rental income for the next ten years. You estimate that the annual net operating income (NOI) of the property will be $100,000 for the next ten years. Additionally, you expect that the property will have a sale value of $2,000,000 at the end of the ten-year period.

    To calculate the NPV of this investment, we need to discount the future cash flows to their present values using an appropriate discount rate. Let’s assume a discount rate of 8%. We can use the following formula to calculate the NPV:

    NPV = (Net present value of cash inflows) – (Net present value of cash outflows)

    First, we need to calculate the net present value of the cash inflows, which in this case is the future rental income and sale value of the property. To do this, we use the following formula:

    NPV of cash inflows = (Cash inflow / (1 + Discount rate)^Year)

    Using this formula, we can calculate the NPV of the future cash inflows for each year:

    Year 1: $92,592.59

    Year 2: $85,771.60

    Year 3: $79,552.59

    Year 4: $73,893.95

    Year 5: $68,756.84

    Year 6: $64,105.98

    Year 7: $59,908.75

    Year 8: $56,134.11

    Year 9: $52,752.54

    Year 10: $49,735.08

    The total NPV of the cash inflows is the sum of these present values, which in this case is $712,997.98.

    Next, we need to calculate the net present value of the cash outflows, which in this case is the purchase price of the property. Let’s assume that the purchase price of the property is $10,000,000. To calculate the net present value of this cash outflow, we use the same formula:

    NPV of cash outflow = (Cash outflow / (1 + Discount rate)^Year)

    Using a ten-year holding period and an 8% discount rate, we can calculate the net present value of the cash outflow to be $5,178,465.87.

    Finally, we can calculate the NPV of the investment by subtracting the net present value of the cash outflows from the net present value of the cash inflows:

    NPV = $712,997.98 – $5,178,465.87

    NPV = -$4,465,467.89

    In this example, the NPV of the investment is negative, which means that the investment is not worth the cost. Therefore, based on this NPV analysis, you should not invest in this multifamily property.

    In summary, NPV is an essential financial concept in real estate investment analysis. By discounting future cash flows to their present values,

    Firstly, we would like to thank you for attending last night’s BRP Networking & Q&A Event. We hope you had an enjoyable evening and were able to connect with fellow members, network, and gain insights from our Q&A session.

    At BRP, we believe that our membership platform offers tremendous value to real estate investors at every level. Our on-demand, fast-track learning programs keep our members informed with the practical knowledge they need to succeed in the industry, while our sophisticated approach to networking, deal-making, and member support means that your membership is tailored to your unique needs. Additionally, our proprietary workstation provides you with the right business models, resources, and tools to equip you for success.

    Networking events like last night’s are an essential part of the value that BRP provides. They offer members the opportunity to connect with other real estate investors, share experiences, and learn from each other. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or just starting, events like these can help you stay up to date with industry trends, learn new strategies, and build relationships that can help you succeed.

    We hope you found last night’s event valuable and informative. If you have any feedback or suggestions for future events, please let us know. We look forward to seeing you at our future events and helping you achieve your real estate investment goals. Thank you for being a part of the BRP community!????

    Karen Flower replied 1 year ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Karen Flower

    April 28, 2023 at 6:02 am

    It was a great meeting and thank you!

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