Spirides Hospitality Finance Company provides mortgage and loan broker services to owners and prospective owners of all types of hotels and restaurants across the United States, both franchised and independent. The size of the financing packages we structure and source for any project ranges from $2,000,000 to $200,000,000. Our nationwide network of lenders have the expertise and the capacity to design and quickly fund any type of hospitality project--large or small--hotel or restaurant. The most popular financing programs that our lenders employ are conventional loans, government guaranteed loans through the SBA or USDA, private money bridge loans, life insurance company loans, and CMBS loans. We do not charge our clients any upfront fees prior to commencing our work, and our fees are usually 25-50% less than the fees that other finance brokers charge.
We Arrange Financing For:
We at Spirides Hospitality Finance Company have access to dozens of hospitality industry lenders who offer an assortment of financing programs at very competitive rates. The rates that are quoted by our lenders are determined by the financial strength, credit quality, and industry experience of the borrower and any guarantors on the loan as well as the market feasibility and valuation of the project. We are able to obtain for our clients the best financing terms available today subject to these borrower-related factors.
We know that every deal is unique. With every transaction opportunity that comes across our desk we at Spirides Hospitality Finance Company take the time and make the effort to understand each client’s unique needs and objectives and to research, analyze, and understand each subject hotel or restaurant to ensure that a capital structure is created that is adequately serviceable and is in accordance with the client's strategic goals and objectives.
We review each of our client's requirements for funding, and then we identify which capital sources are most likely to fund their proposed project and hold discussions with each of them to obtain the lowest rates and fees and most favorable terms and conditions possible for our clients. We stay involved in every step of the process up until the transaction is consummated and funds are disbursed. We do everything in our power to facilitate and expedite the closing process with each client’s new source or sources of capital.
We utilize many different lending programs. Two of the most popular are SBA and USDA government guaranteed loans.
Through our expert knowledge of the loan programs developed by the United States Small Business Administration (SBA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) we assist hotel owners nationwide to obtain very attractive financing for their businesses. If you are searching for a long term loan with a 10-30 year term and a 20-25 year fully amortizing payment schedule with up to 85% loan to value/loan to cost and a low, fixed rate of interest for 10-20 years, you should consider the new and improved loans offered through the SBA, as well as the USDA (in rural areas). These loans are available for hotel projects such as new construction, acquisitions, FF&E, PIP/renovations, brand conversions, working capital, and the refinancing of existing debt. Project sizes for these types of loans range from $2,000,000 up to $30,000,000 and are available for any type and size of hotel or motel—franchised or independent. The reason these loans are called government guaranteed loans is because if the borrower defaults on this type of loan the federal government will reimburse/pay the lender up to 80% of the amount of any losses of their principal. This guarantee gives the lender a much better comfort level with and thus a higher probability of approving your loan request than would be the case without such a guarantee.
What are some notable benefits of a government guaranteed loan?
How can I get a government guaranteed loan?
These loans are offered through approved lenders nationwide with whom we maintain close working relationships. We will assist you in determining which government guaranteed loan program is best suited for the long term success of your project and will assist you with applying for such a loan with the lender(s) whose underwriting criteria and whose lending profile best aligns with your project. We will assist you through every step of the process from pre-application discussions through the successful closing and funding of your loan. Regarding our compensation, most of the time the lenders pay us our finance broker fee, in which case we will not charge our clients any fee to arrange a government guaranteed loan.
What are some notable requirements to obtain a government guaranteed loan?
How to become SBA 504 “Green Friendly”?
The following green initiatives are eligible for up to $5.5 million per project of SBA 504 2nd mortgage financing provided they reduce energy consumption by at least 10% or generate at least 10% renewable energy.
Through Energy Reduction – Acquisition or construction of a replacement facility or retrofit of a currently occupied or leased existing facility with energy saving technologies. Examples include installing improved insulation, purchasing a computerized energy management system, purchasing new ENERGY STAR certified electronics, appliances, and equipment such as new high efficiency water heaters, washers and dryers, freezers and refrigerators, dishwashers and cooking equipment, TVs, LED light bulbs and light fixtures, central air conditioning systems and PTAC units, computers and monitors, copiers, swimming pool pumps, elevator electric motors, vending machines, and installing energy efficient windows and sliding glass panel doors. The most prominent sign a project is energy efficient is for it to become LEED certified using the standards established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
By Using Renewable Energy – Plant, equipment, and process upgrades using renewable energy sources such as solar, wind turbine, and geothermal power employed to operate critical systems. A common example of a renewable energy project in a hotel is installing a solar powered water heating system.
We know energy efficiency experts who assist hotel owners with designing and certifying their Green Friendly project to qualify for a SBA 504 Green Loan. Call us today to discuss a applying for a SBA or USDA loan for your project.
We Broker the Sale of Hotels
Our Founder and President Harry Spirides is also a Licensed Real Estate Broker and is affiliated with the hotel brokerage firm of Greene, Canfield, DeGeorge, LLC. By seeking out and introducing prospective buyers he can assist hotel owners with the sale of their hotels which is the ultimate hotel financial liquidity event. Even if a hotel is not located in Florida he can refer the owner to a reputable hotel broker in their state. Please contact us if you are interested in buying or selling a hotel. Mr. Spirides would be happy to assist you.
Let us start working for you today. Visit our "Contact Us" web page and submit an online Request For Information Form. The appropriate person from our company will contact you soon thereafter.
*All applications for financing are contingent upon the underwriting requirements of the capital source(s) and the credit quality and financial strength of the borrower.