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    Market Update

    U.S. economy contracts sharply in the second quarter

    Major U.S. equity indices ended mixed for the week as market participants digested second-quarter corporate earnings results, stimulus bill negotiations on Capitol Hill, and COVID-19 vaccine developments.

    Category
    Corporates
    Post Date
    Aug 3, 2020
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    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
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    Market Update

    U.S./China relations fray

    Major U.S. equity indices moved lower for the week as rising tensions between the U.S. and China and increasing hospitalization rates in the nation’s COVID-19 hotspots dominated headlines and soured investor sentiment.

    Post Date
    Jul 27, 2020
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    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.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 27, 2020
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    Virus resurgence complicates reopening plans

    Week began shaky as resurgence of COVID-19 dampened investor sentiment and renewed fears that the country could be headed for more lockdowns.

    Post Date
    Jul 20, 2020
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    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.

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 20, 2020
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    Market Update

    Equities rally as virus surges in U.S.

    Major U.S. equity indices pushed higher on the week, as positive developments in the hunt for effective COVID-19 treatments and a vaccine improved investor sentiment.

    Post Date
    Jul 13, 2020
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    U.S. real estate market update—July 13, 2020

    Now that we’re halfway through 2020, let’s examine how we got here and what the second half of the year might bring.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jul 13, 2020
  • Market Update

    Restructuring interest rate derivatives for European publicly listed real estate investors

    Interest rates in Europe have been on a downward pathway since the end of 2018, accelerated recently by the monetary stimulus launched to deal with the economic fallout from global lockdown.

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jun 18, 2020
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    Negative interest rate policy in Europe—how it works and what it means

    Given the unprecedented nature of this medical and economic crisis, with the Bank of England base rate at 0.10%, many ask whether the BoE would adopt a Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP).

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    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jun 8, 2020
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    Negative interest rate policy in the U.S.—what we currently know

    Given the unprecedented nature of this medical and economic crisis, with the target Fed Funds range at 0-0.25%, many ask whether the Federal Reserve would adopt a Negative Interest Rate Policy (NIRP).

    Category
    Real Estate
    Post Date
    Jun 1, 2020
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