The Insurance Product Banks and Borrowers Deserve

With a team of insurance, commercial real estate, and transaction professionals totaling more than 250 years of combined experience, LGIS is the pioneer of Commercial Property Loan Insurance (CPLI) for the CRE lending industry.

LGIS Group offers a proven risk transfer and mitigation strategy that can replace or supplement the personal guarantee for borrowers of typical short term, recourse commercial real estate loans. Providing significant capital relief to bankers, this empowers them to increase volume and profitability across their CRE portfolios with a competitive advantage.


The top 10% to 40% of qualified loan amounts to reduce lenders exposure to foreclosure losses. A foreclosure loss occurs when a foreclosure net sale proceeds are less than the outstanding balance of the loan with adjustments for deductibles and credits.


  • Product Type: Office, Industrial, Retail, Apartments and Hotel.
  • Location or Markets: 1st + 2nd Tier cities – Populations >1 million.
  • Equity Requirement: 25% to 40%.
  • Borrowers: Partnerships, JV, Corporations, LLC’s, Individuals.


  • Construction, redevelopment, acquisition, refinance or rehabilitation / modification loans.
  • Loan Sizes: $5 – $200M.
  • Term: < 36 months, co-terminus with underlying loan. Extensions available in 3-6 month increments to allow for matching the loan term.


  • Premium: 1.50% – 3.75% of loan amount – due at closing.
  • Application Fee: $7,500.

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To mirror same requirements as any good lender’s requirements, with factors to include:

  • Financial Soundness.
  • Project Feasibility.
  • Location.
  • Experience of borrower / management / development team.
  • Acceptable lender documentation.
  • Acceptable lender qualifications – to service and administer the loan.


  • Stronger credit means stronger loans and timely repayment with certainty in full.
  • Superior protection against default loss over borrower guarantees.
  • Improves capital base, operating efficiencies, and risk position for the portfolio.
  • Capital relief and operating efficiencies lead to increased ROE.
  • Lower lending costs and terms offer a quantitative competitive advantage.
  • Improves customer relationships and increases deposits (plus LGIS Deposit Program).
  • Attract more origination business and earn more servicing fees.


  • First loss position transferred to LGIS.
  • Lower borrowing costs and terms improves returns and offsets costs.
  • Upgrades lender selection and ability to participate in more deals with no capacity issues.
  • Circumvent possible bankruptcy and taxation on debt forgiveness.
  • Do more deals!


  • New structural advantage while arranging for short term loans.
  • Lift transaction volume and revenue by resolving a key lending issue.
  • Improve ability to stay with a client from initial financing through permanent financing / sale.
  • Resolves personal guarantee hurdle and help more experienced borrowers qualify.
  • Ability to utilize value-add product.
  • Consultants can optimize portfolios.
  • Do more deals!

Capitalization Stack Example:

The example below illustrates the capitalization stack for:

  • 30% Equity / 70% Loan
  • 40% Loan Insurance (% of total loan amount)
  • 2% Deductible (% of total loan amount)

Customer Benefit Analysis


Compare Bank + LGIS v. Alternative Non-Recourse Lender


Improves Borrowing Terms Analysis


Default Loss Mitigation Analysis


Capital Relief Analysis


For years, the commercial real estate market has been hindered by the shortcomings of traditional, outdated loan methods. There has long been a need for a mechanism that could at once open it up, benefiting both lenders and borrowers all while minimizing risk, and LGIS Group’s CPLI is the answer. CPLI is a truly unique and innovative approach for the industry, providing direct, cost-effective capital relief that reduces risk and provides an injection of fresh capital into banks' balance sheets.

Edgar OrtizPresident, Strategic Analytic Solutions

I believe that this product is long over due,
would be in strong demand, and answer many
of the problems facing commercial banks...

CEO of four banks

...the FDIC (and followed by OCC) looks positively for anything to help mitigate risk

Director of Capital Markets Branch FDIC

Large Equity plus Institutional Grade Guarantee is what every Lender wants and LGIS provides.

Head of Major Money Center Bank