The Top 5 Commercial Lenders in New York
The top 5 commercial real estate lenders in New York state, ranked and described.
Note: Check out our 2022 ranking of New York’s top commercial real estate lenders.
The Largest and Best CRE Lenders in New York
If you’re looking for a commercial loan in New York, you’ve come to the right place. At commercialrealestate.loans, we understand all the intricacies of the commercial real estate market in the Empire State, and can arrange everything from small balance apartment loans to massive CMBS, life company, and HUD/FHA multifamily loan transactions. To help you better understand the commercial real estate lending environment in New York, we’ve provided a list of some of the largest and best regarded commercial lenders in the state. Specifically, we’ve used data from New York City, as it’s the state’s largest CRE market, not to mention being one of the largest commercial real estate markets in the entire country.
#1: Deutsche Bank
One of the largest banks in the world, Deutsche Bank has headquarters in Frankfurt, Germany, and has additional locations in 58 countries. In 2016, the bank provided $7 billion in commercial financing in New York City alone, making the city’s largest commercial lender and one of the most active lending institutions in New York State. In addition, Deutsche Bank is highly active in the construction lending space, having provided approximately $2.65 billion in construction financing over the 2016-2017 year.
#2: Signature Bank
Signature Bank, with headquarters in New York City, has 31 locations througout the U.S. In 2016, Signature offered nearly $6.4 billion in commercial property financing througout NYC. $4.5 billion of that was for multifamily properties, making Signature Bank one of the largest multifamily lenders in the state.
#3: JP Morgan Chase
JP Morgan Chase, a household name for many, is the largest bank in the United States. It offers a wide variety of consumer, commercial and investment banking services, and, in 2016, closed nearly $5.9 billion of commercial loans in NYC. Approximately $2.3 billion of those loans were for multifamily properties, meaning that the bank also has a significant imprint on the city’s multifamily lender market. However, unlike many of the other banks on this list, JP Morgan Chase is not heavily involved in commercial construction loans; in fact, it didn’t even rank in the top 15 NYC commercial construction lenders for the 2016-2017 year.
#4: Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo, headquartered in San Francisco, is the world’s fourth largest bank by market capitalization. It issued more than $5.1 billion in commercial loans in 2016, with more than $1.6 billion of those loans going towards multifamily borrowers. Wells Fargo is also one of the largest commercial construction lenders in New York, issuing a substantial $2 billion+ of commercial construction loans in 2016.
#5: New York Community Bank
While not as well known as most of the other New York commercial lenders on this list, New York Community bank is still considered one of the largest banking institutions in the country, with a substantial 225 locations across the U.S. 2016, it issued $4.1 billion in commercial loans in the NYC area, but, like JP Morgan Chase, was not particularly active in the construction lending space during the 2016-2017 year.