Don’t you sometimes think that life is just as strange as a Rube Goldberg machine? You know the ones I mean; those crazy drawings of fantastically elaborate machines that link together events in implausible ways to generate some unexpected outcome. For example, at 7 a.m. a cuckoo bird emerges from an old clock, knocking a vase onto a see-saw, flipping a statuette into a fishbowl, splashing a cat that jumps from a mantle, tripping a string that turns a dial that lights a burner that cooks an egg, et voilà! You get the idea. The point is that in life, we see the cuckoo clock strike 7 a.m., but how could we ever imagine that this would lead to breakfast sunny side up? Yet so often life is just this complex. For a timely example, take cupcakes. Or more precisely,…

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Experts in CRE debt and derivatives valuation Determining the accurate, fair value of commercial real estate loan debt or applied derivative instruments may seem simple on the surface. Nonetheless, improper measurements can lead to significant, long-term financial loss over the course of the loan or derivative. It may also prompt questions from investors, auditors, and regulators. How Chatham’s valuation services help real estate clients Independent third-party expertise: Chatham has been working with real estate companies for over 20 years, using proprietary models and independently gathered data to value debt and derivatives. And our advisors are in the markets every day, continually building market knowledge, monitoring trends, and adjusting for changing standards. From caps, swaps, and FX forwards, through to more exotic derivatives, Chatham offers a robust platform that provides clients with real-time values via our secure website. Our best-in-class valuation…

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