SBA 504 Loans

Montana SBA 504 Lender

High Plains Financial is a certified SBA Community Development Corporation affiliated with the Great Falls Development Authority, Montana’s only Community Development Financial Institution and internationally accredited economic development organization.

Why an SBA 504?

  • Lower down payment – between 10-20% depending on the project.
  • Fixed interest rate for 10-25 years, depending on the project.
  • Allows businesses to preserve cash for operations

What can you use an SBA 504 for?

  • Buy, build, or renovate commercial real estate.
  • Purchase machinery or equipment.
  • Debt refinance (for commercial estate & equipment).
  • Professional fees & interim financing costs can be financed.

Is it a good fit?

  • The business is for-profit.
  • The business is valued at less than $15 million and the business has an after-tax profit of less than $5 million a year over the average of two years.
  • The business owner will occupy 51% or more of commercial real estate that is being renovated or purchased.
  • The business owner will occupy 60% or more of commercial real estate that is being built (80% within 3 years after loan closing and 100% within 10 years).
  • Individuals that own 20% or more of the company are willing to act as personal guarantors.

The Process

  • Borrower works with the bank and our team to determine if a project is eligible.
  • Once the bank has approval and our board has approved the loan it is sent to SBA for Authorization.
  • Closing and project funding is completed with the bank partner.
  • Construction and renovation is completed.
  • Business moves into property.
  • 504 loan goes to closing.
  • Bank is paid down on interim loan and 504 interest rate is locked for the life of the loan.
  • Our team provides ongoing assistance for the borrower.

Effective Interest Rates

25-year note: 2.758%

20-year note: 2.683%

10-year note: 2.644%

25-year REFI: 2.759%

20-year REFI: 2.685%

The interest rates presented above are the effective rates and are inclusive of all fees. Interest rates are fixed for the life of the loan.

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Have questions, or ready to get started? Reach out to one of our team members – we are eagerly awaiting your call!

Jolene Schalper

Jolene Schalper
Senior Vice President, Business Development
JSchalper@GrowGreatFalls.org
(406) 750-4481

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Jill Kohles
Loan Officer
JKohles@GrowGreatFalls.org
(406) 590-1056

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