Real Estate

Hedging and capital markets resources for commercial real estate investors, REITs, and multifamily developers.

  • REITs Should Prepare for Likely Transition from LIBOR

    REITs Should Prepare for Likely Transition from LIBOR

    Gavin Duckworth, director of hedging and capital markets at Chatham Financial, participated in a video interview at REITwise 2018, Nareit’s Law, Accounting & Finance Conference in Hollywood, Florida.

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  • Market Insights – April 16, 2018

    Market Insights – April 16, 2018

    The economic news of the week was centered around the inflation landscape, with updates on consumer prices, producer prices and import costs.

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  • Considerations for LIBOR Alternatives in Loan Documentation

    Considerations for LIBOR Alternatives in Loan Documentation

    Chatham Financial covers some of the issues that should be considered as market participants prepare for the unavailability of LIBOR and the resulting impact on loans and derivatives.

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  • Defeasance Best Practices for Borrowers, Brokers, and Counsel

    Defeasance Best Practices for Borrowers, Brokers, and Counsel

    Successor borrower rights are a material defeasance consideration, not just at the time of defeasance but at origination as well.

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  • Defeasance Pitfalls: What Borrowers Need to Know

    Defeasance Pitfalls: What Borrowers Need to Know

    While CMBS can be accretive to returns, it can also impair them; borrowers that refinance or sell mid-term will be forced to repay loans early, triggering a potentially painful exit.

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  • Derivatives: Deal-contingent Hedgers Set Sights on Infrastructure

    Derivatives: Deal-contingent Hedgers Set Sights on Infrastructure

    Derivatives: Deal-contingent hedgers set sights on infrastructure January 3, 2018 “There is a complication,” says Conly. “It is one thing if the hedge is for a standard sale and purchase...

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  • Understanding Yield Maintenance

    Understanding Yield Maintenance

    Understanding Yield Maintenance Both yield maintenance and defeasance allow borrowers to unencumber the underlying real estate asset. However, from a legal and economic perspective, the two...

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  • Expert Panel Discussion – Implementing FASB’s Changes to Hedge Accounting

    Expert Panel Discussion – Implementing FASB’s Changes to Hedge Accounting

    Watch our webcast with experts from the FASB, EY’s national office, GE, Comerica, and Chatham Financial to learn about the upcoming changes to hedge accounting.

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  • Nareit: Accounting Expert Outlines Impact of FASB Hedge Accounting Proposals on REITs

    Nareit: Accounting Expert Outlines Impact of FASB Hedge Accounting Proposals on REITs

    Accounting Expert Outlines Impact of FASB Hedge Accounting Proposals on REITs May 11, 2017 Rob Barton, director of hedge accounting advisory at Chatham Financial, joined REIT.com for a video...

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  • The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation

    The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation

    The State of Play on Derivatives Regulation Now more than a year since a new Presidential administration took residence on Pennsylvania Avenue, consequential changes to derivatives laws are...

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  • Semi-Annual Market Update

    Semi-Annual Market Update

    In this installment of Chatham’s semi-annual market update webinar series, we will examine current market conditions, drivers, and indicators, as well as communications from the Fed, and more.

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  • Questions a Borrower Should Ask Before Defeasing

    Questions a Borrower Should Ask Before Defeasing

    What a Borrower Should Know Before Defeasing Defeasance is the process through which a borrower is released from the obligations of its debt. The borrower purchases a portfolio of government bonds...

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  • CMBS Defeasance Activity Nose Dives As Maturity Wall Is Hurdled

    CMBS Defeasance Activity Nose Dives As Maturity Wall Is Hurdled

    CMBS Defeasance Activity Nose Dives As Maturity Wall Is Hurdled January 9, 2018 “We’re nearing the 10-year mark from the financial crisis,” explained Dan Kahler, director of defeasance at...

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  • Defeasance FAQs

    Defeasance FAQs

    When deciding to prepay your fixed rate CMBS debt, whether through yield maintenance or defeasance, most borrowers have questions. View Chatham's list of yield maintenance and defeasance FAQs.

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  • eb5 Investors Magazine: Refinancing Strategies That Preserve Value for Developer-Owners

    eb5 Investors Magazine: Refinancing Strategies That Preserve Value for Developer-Owners

    Penning the Next Chapter of Ownership: Refinancing Strategies that Preserve Value for Developer-Owners Spring, 2015, eb5 Investors Magazine By Patrick O’Donnell “There is no such thing as a “plain...

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  • The Fraught Search for a LIBOR Fallback

    The Fraught Search for a LIBOR Fallback

    The fraught search for a Libor fallback By Chris Davis and Robert Mackenzie Smith November 13, 2017 Rob Mangrelli, director in global real estate hedging and capital markets at Chatham...

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