Liberty SBF Launches New Bridge Loan Product Targeting Middle-Market Commercial Real Estate Investors

In response to strong borrower and investor demand, Liberty SBF, a national commercial real estate (CRE) lender, has announced a new bridge loan product for middle-market CRE investors who previously had few financing options available to them.

The non-recourse bridge loan product provides 2- to 3-year financing terms for multifamily and commercial properties from $5-15 million, advancing up to 80% loan-to-cost with pricing starting at L+450. The Senior financing product enables investors to close more quickly on a new acquisition than with permanent financing. To qualify for a non-recourse bridge loan, which is akin to larger collateralized loan obligation (CLO) offerings, borrowers must meet an in-place cash-flow requirement.

“With increasing competition for assets and a need for financing opportunities for the middle market, our new bridge loan product presents CRE investors with a remarkable opportunity to secure short-term financing and seize opportunities fast,” says Alex Cohen, CEO of Liberty SBF. “There has been growing interest from our broker and borrower community in this product, as there are very few non-recourse bridge options available at this price point for loans between $5-15 million. We’re proud to make this available to borrowers and brokers and help fill a void in the market.”

In November Liberty SBF provided a $5.2 million first-mortgage bridge loan for the acquisition of an industrial property in Las Vegas, Nevada. The borrowers had to close the acquisition financing quickly in order to take advantage of a below-market price on the asset. At the time of the acquisition, the property was 45% occupied.

Liberty SBF has a national reach and is recognized as a market leader. With a best-in-class sourcing and loan servicing platform, the team has closed over $750 million in commercial loans in 2021 to date. Liberty SBF provides loans to middle market and emerging institutional borrowers at competitive rates and leverage.

Through its broker incentive program, Liberty SBF works with broker partners to facilitate bridge loans for their clients and earn referral fees. Liberty SBF closes deals in 45 – 60 days after receiving a signed term sheet and deposit. For a premium, Liberty can close loans in as few as three weeks.

Contact Varan Rakhra, Director of Sales & Business Development at Liberty SBF, at with any new deal opportunities.

About Liberty SBF

Since 2011, Liberty SBF has funded over $2 billion in loans to small and medium businesses as well as commercial property investors. To apply for a loan from $500,000 to $15 million and receive a quote within 48 hours, visit