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Ryan Abell

Defeasance and Prepayment

Real Estate | Kennett Square, PA

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Ryan Abell leads Chatham’s Real Estate Defeasance and Prepayment team, focusing on processing defeasance transactions and improving the efficiency, accuracy, and scalability of hedging operations. Prior to his current role, Ryan was a senior consultant in Chatham’s defeasance and prepayment practice, where he strategically guided clients through hundreds of defeasance and prepayment transactions totaling over $10 billion in principal. His experience comprised single-loan, portfolio, and bond defeasances and prepayments, including some of the largest defeasances in history by loan amount.

Ryan serves as an advisory committee member for the Mortgage Bankers Association’s young professionals network, mPact, and is a graduate of Bucknell University with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a minor in English and creative writing.

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Guide

Negative defeasance penalties return for the first time since 2006

Chatham Financial has executed several defeasance transactions with negative penalties this fall. Negative defeasance penalties occur when replacement Treasury yields exceed the loan’s coupon. This scenario allows commercial real estate (CRE) owners to exit their CMBS (Commercial Mortgage Backed...

Expertise

  • Real Estate
  • Defeasance & Prepayment

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