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Dan Kahler

Defeasance and Prepayment

Real Estate | Kennett Square, PA

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Dan Kahler leads Chatham’s Defeasance and Prepayment team, ensuring best-in-class advisory and coordination services for real estate clients pursuing fixed-rate debt extinguishment. Dan’s team of consultants continues Chatham’s tradition of delivering transparent and responsive advisory to clients. Dan has consulted on hundreds of defeasances and prepayments, totaling billions in principal, including many of the largest defeasances in history by principal amount. Dan holds a bachelor of arts from Duke University, and has completed additional coursework at NC State University’s College of Management (now Poole College of Management).



Defeasance best practices for borrowers, brokers, counsel

Successor borrower rights are a material defeasance consideration, not just at the time of defeasance but at loan origination as well. This provision is often negotiable at loan origination and can play out in a variety of ways at execution. Chatham routinely supports the majority of principal...


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  • Defeasance & Prepayment

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