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Removing the Guesswork: A Step-by-Step Guide to the CMBS Loan Process From a Leading Self-Storage Financial Advisor

Would you like to borrow long-term, fixed-rate money at historically low interest rates just like your institutional competitors? The commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS) market has helped level the playing field by offering smaller self-storage operators access to inexpensive, long-term, fixed-rate debt. If you've been skeptical of CMBS due to it's reputation for being an arduous process, you are not alone. This case study will provide you with the straight answer and remove the guesswork associated with this financial option, helping you navigate the complex and often confusing loan process to a successful outcome. It includes a step-by-step guide to help self-storage owners understand:

  • How CMBS debt is different from other types of loans
  • What to expect when obtaining a CMBS loan
  • How your lender should support you throughout the process