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Commercial Real Estate Lending

Whether you are building, buying or expanding your commercial property, we can assist you with competitively priced, fixed or variable rate, loans. Since we are locally owned, we can approve and fund your loan quickly. You will enjoy working with one Loan Officer from application to closing.

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Property Types


Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Lending

We are a C&I-focused institution known for its speed of execution and reliability. We readily take on complex situations and unusual industry sectors on which other banks quickly take a pass. First Bank of Highland Park has an enviable willingness to take the time to understand a client’s business model, goals and challenges in order to craft a loan structure that matches a company’s circumstances and requirements. We are a proven, steady partner through the ups and downs of clients’ business cycles.

Our Commercial Bankers have 20+ years of experience with top money center banks and put their experience, passion and expertise to work for firms in the following segments:

Middle Market

Our clients range from sole proprietorships, closely-held enterprises and single purpose companies to Chicago’s largest public- and privately-held companies. We provide lines of credit and term loans as sole or senior lender and participate in club deals and syndicated credit facilities. We have a wide network of CPA, legal and advisory relationships and routinely work closely with these advisors when extending credit.

Large Corporate

We participate in syndicated credits for Midwestern, Fortune 1000 size firms. We are a “pure lender,” i.e. no need for cross sell revenue, a compelling attribute for many of our Large Corporate clients.

Please Contact a Loan Officer to learn more about our customized commercial real estate loan programs.  Although this is a secure form, please refrain from sending personal financial information such as account numbers.