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Paul Elsen

Director
Hedging and Capital Markets

Real Estate | Kennett Square, PA

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About Paul

Paul Elsen is a member of Chatham’s Real Estate team, providing timely and unbiased advice to help clients make optimal hedging decisions and execute on them, so those clients can focus on their passion, real estate. Focused on equity REITs, Paul loves finance and the nuances of the interest rate and currency derivatives markets. Prior to joining Chatham, Paul worked as a clerk at the Chicago Board of Trade — his first real exposure to derivatives — and later in sales at First Trust Portfolios and Showalter Roofing. Paul majored in mathematics and economics at Wheaton College, and later earned an MBA, with honors, from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, with concentrations in analytical finance, accounting, and entrepreneurship.

Publications

Guide

What will your swap actually cost at closing?

Interest rate swaps are one of the tools that commercial real estate (CRE) borrowers can use to manage the risk associated with floating-rate loans. Borrowers choose to purchase swaps with the rationale that they are “free”, especially when compared to an interest rate cap that typically requires...

Expertise

  • Real Estate
  • Interest Rate Risk Management
  • Foreign Currency Risk Management
  • Hedge Accounting
  • Valuations

Qualifications

  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)

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