Average market credit spreads—Q4 2021
Credit spreads shown are averages based on market rate conclusions for independent debt valuations conducted as of December 31, 2021. The market spread for an individual loan may vary based on property and loan characteristics, including, among others, location, tenant profile, cash flow, and sponsorship.
Fixed-rate loans (<50% LTV)
Fixed-rate loans (50-60% LTV)
Fixed-rate loans (60-75% LTV)
Chatham Financial provides independent debt valuation services for a variety of commercial real estate entities including open end and closed end private equity funds, separate accounts, private REITs, debt funds, public REITs, and private equity fund daily priced investment vehicles. The information in this report represent averages of market rate and spread conclusions on 1,268 loans. The loan population used for this analysis was limited to loans valued in both Q3 2021 and Q4 2021 with a current date of value as of December 31, 2021, and for real estate investments located in the United States.
Market rate methodology
For the purpose of measuring the fair value of debt, the market rate conclusions represent the most likely lending rate for each individual loan given capital markets and property performance as of the date of value. Considerations in developing a market rate conclusion include property type, location, loan to value ratio, property performance, debt service coverage, and term. Capital market conditions are determined through an observation of recent and applicable loan originations as well as interviews with lenders, capital markets teams, and other market participants.
The spreads referenced in this report are calculated by subtracting the trailing 10-day average origination term base rate from the market rate conclusion for each loan. For instance, if the market rate conclusion for a 10-year loan is 3.50% and the trailing 10-day average 10-year Treasury yield is 1.00%, the implied spread used for this analysis is 2.50%. The average of these spreads are then aggregated by property type and LTV for reporting purposes.
Loan specific considerations
This report is intended to be a reference and guide for general trends in commercial real estate lending markets. Adjustments to the reported spreads are likely necessary for the purpose of marking debt to market to account for loan and property specifics including nuances such as embedded floors, open prepayment periods, the remaining term of the loan, lender type, and individual property performance.
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For informational purposes only. Chatham Financial assumes no liability for the use of this document or data by any party. Credit spreads in this report do not represent Chatham Financial’s opinion of a fair market spread or quarterly change for any given loan. This report is not intended to be used on a standalone basis for valuation of individual loans.
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