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  • Market Update

    Chatham executes first Freddie Mac SOFR interest rate cap

    On Wednesday, September 9, Chatham executed the first SOFR-indexed interest rate cap on behalf of a commercial real estate (CRE) borrower in conjunction with the closing of a CBRE-originated Freddie Mac financing.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 14, 2020
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    Article

    FAQ: GBP LIBOR transition to SONIA

    GBP LIBOR will transition to SONIA, likely by the end of 2021. Chatham's experts answer the most pressing questions asked by our clients about how the transition will affect them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 11, 2020
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    Article

    FAQ: USD LIBOR transition to SOFR

    USD LIBOR will transition to SOFR, likely by the end of 2021. Chatham's experts answer the most pressing questions asked by our clients about how the transition will affect them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 11, 2020
  • Market Update

    Foreign exchange hedging – time to reassess?

    Approaching FX hedging can be complex, given the need to consider the interplay between global markets and the challenges of assessing both costs and benefits. This piece will address some misconceptions about the costs of FX hedging and provide insight for a reassessment of your FX hedging stance.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 10, 2020
  • Guide

    Request your interest rate cap execution checklist

    Understanding the tactical steps involved in executing on an interest rate cap can help CRE investors plan and use their time efficiently prior to closing on a loan. Request your interest rate cap execution checklist here.

    Category
    Real Estate
  • Market Update

    End of summer round-up and back-to-school Q4 outlook

    Over the past month, the impact of the global pandemic on the European economy is now evident in the reported GDP data. Reporting of severe contraction should be no surprise to anyone, but what matters now is how quickly we can recover.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Sep 7, 2020
  • Market Update

    The Federal Reserve adopts average inflation targeting

    The Fed has adopted a “flexible form of average inflation targeting” that aims for inflation rate to average 2% over time. Under this framework, the Fed funds rate will likely stay low for longer. Also, there will be an elevated emphasis on the maximum employment objective of the dual mandate.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 31, 2020
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    Article

    GBP LIBOR transition market brief — Q3 2020

    Chatham's update on the GBP LIBOR transition, summarizing upcoming deadlines, recent news, and available resources to help you stay current as the market transitions away from LIBOR.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 28, 2020
  • Guide

    What is an FX forward curve?

    An FX forward curve is a curve that shows FX forward pricing for all the different dates in the future. FX forward pricing is determined by the current exchange rate, the interest rate differentials between the two currencies, and the length of the FX forward.

    Category
    Real Estate
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    Article

    SONIA monthly transaction activity — August 2020

    Each month, our team discusses the current state of GBP LIBOR and SONIA markets, exploring both the performance of the rates as well as the borrowing and hedging markets that surround them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 24, 2020
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    Article

    SOFR monthly transaction activity — August 2020

    Each month, our team discusses the current state of USD LIBOR and SOFR markets, exploring both the performance of the rates as well as the borrowing and hedging markets that surround them.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 24, 2020
  • Guide

    3 steps toward better debt management for commercial real estate investors

    Today’s leading commercial real estate (CRE) investors have followed a three-step process to optimize the management of their debt by minimizing operational and data integrity risks, portfolio blind spots, and time-intensive processes.

    Category
    Real Estate
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    Article

    LIBOR transition market brief — Q3 2020

    Chatham's update on the LIBOR transition, summarizing upcoming deadlines, recent news, and available resources to help you stay current as the market transitions away from LIBOR.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 6, 2020
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    Guide

    SOFR: An end user’s guide

    How SOFR, the benchmark rate chosen to replace USD LIBOR, works and what drives its movements

    Category
    Real Estate
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    Guide

    SONIA: An end user’s guide

    How SONIA, the benchmark rate chosen to replace GBP LIBOR, works and what drives its movements

    Category
    Real Estate
  • Market Update

    Agency ARM and interest rate cap update

    The Agencies are on track to transition to SOFR as an index for floating-rate loans by EOY. Applications for SOFR indexed loans may be seen as early as this month. Liquidity of SOFR interest rate caps is limited but Chatham is optimistic that they will be available for closing these loans.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
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    Market Update

    Be “real” – where do we go now?

    The interest rates on which CRE investors focus are comprised of real rates, inflation expectations, and credit spreads. Understanding how macroeconomic conditions impact these components and a good risk management policy provide a framework for managing interest rate risk.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
  • Guide

    What is an interest rate forward curve?

    An interest rate forward curve for a market index is, at a discrete moment in time, a graphical representation of the market clearing forward rates for that index.

    Category
    Real Estate
  • Market Update

    U.S. real estate market update—July 27, 2020

    In reviewing what has transpired in the commercial real estate (CRE) lending markets over the past six months, we found it helpful to re-read our market commentary as it was written at the end of each of the last three quarters.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 27, 2020
  • Guide

    Request your Q2 2020 Average Market Credit Spreads report

    The information presented in this report represents average credit spread conclusions segregated by property type and grouped by LTV for the quarter ending June 30, 2020.

    Please use this form to request your copy of the Q2 2020 Average Market Credit Spreads report from Chatham.

    Category
    Real Estate
  • Market Update

    Europe real estate market update—20 July 2020

    After a record 20.4% monthly contraction in UK GDP in April, the expectation was that with some businesses able to reopen under strict conditions in May, there would have been a solid rebound in output.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 20, 2020
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    Webinar

    Semiannual Market Update for U.S. Real Estate

    In this installment of Chatham’s semiannual market update webinar series for U.S. real estate investors, we will examine current market conditions and Fed policy, hedging implications and considerations, and USD LIBOR transition, all within the context of the COVID-19 market.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 16, 2020
  • Guide

    Top 4 limitations in managing CRE debt in Excel

    Commercial real estate (CRE) professionals are turning their attention toward technology to optimize workflows and focus on the core of their business: managing properties/portfolios and generating returns.

    Category
    Real Estate
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    Webinar

    Semiannual Market Update for European Real Estate

    In this installment of Chatham’s semiannual market update webinar series for European real estate investors, we will examine current market conditions, communications from the European Central Bank and Bank of England, and IBOR transition, all within the context of the COVID-19 market.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 14, 2020
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