September 21, 2023

Slatt Capital aims to offer a clear overview of the interest rate ranges quoted for various types of commercial real estate properties and lenders. Given the constant rate fluctuations, it is crucial to have the latest statistics available. This data…

September 14, 2023

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics recently released its Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for August 2023, providing crucial insights into the nation’s inflation trends. This report is closely watched by economists, policymakers, and consumers alike, as it offers a…

September 7, 2023

The following are Slatt Capital’s primary takeaways from this week’s California MBA’s 2023 Western States CREF Conference held at the Aria Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Attendance was over 800 people. The attendees were positive about the commercial real estate space despite…

August 31, 2023

In recent years, the landscape of commercial real estate financing has undergone a significant transformation with the rise of debt fund lending. Debt funds have emerged as a robust alternative, providing flexibility, speed, and customized solutions that are reshaping the…

July 7, 2023

Business owners who want to expand operations have two choices for securing land. They can buy a piece of raw land and build from the ground up the exact structures they need to run the business, or they can lease…

July 6, 2023

For many Americans, the names “Fannie Mae” and “Freddie Mac” became much more prominent during the 2008 economic crisis. With the collapse of a number of investment firm-traded derivatives that were based on extremely risky mortgages, the industry came under…

July 5, 2023

In 1921, the Revenue Act allowed for a new tax deferral strategy for business investors. This exchange is now referred to as a 1031 exchange, in reference to the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 1.1031, which outlines the requirements of…

July 4, 2023

When it comes to securing a mortgage, one of the most critical factors to influence the total amount of your monthly payment is the loan’s interest rate. Throughout the process of securing a loan, interest rates might fluctuate dramatically based…



The process of gradually reducing or paying off a debt or loan through scheduled, periodic payments over a specified period of time. It involves the systematic repayment of both the principal amount borrowed and the accrued interest charges.

It’s important to note that the specific terms and conditions of an amortizing loan, including interest rates, payment frequency, and any prepayment penalties, are outlined in the loan agreement. Borrowers should review these terms carefully and consult with lenders or financial professionals to fully understand the implications of the amortization process.

CAP Rate

The capitalization rate, commonly referred to as the CAP rate, is a key metric used to assess the potential return on investment for an income-producing property. It provides a measure of the property’s net operating income (NOI) relative to its purchase price or value.
The CAP rate is expressed as a percentage and is calculated by dividing the property’s net operating income by its current market value or purchase price.

The formula for calculating the CAP rate is as follows:

CAP Rate = Net Operating Income / Property Value

Net Operating Income (NOI)

Net Operating Income (NOI) is a key measure that shows the income a property generates after subtracting operating expenses but before financing costs and taxes. It helps determine a property’s profitability and cash flow potential. Lenders use NOI to assess a property’s loan eligibility. A higher NOI means a more financially stable property, increasing the chances of favorable financing terms. Investors and lenders rely on NOI to make informed decisions in commercial real estate and mortgage lending.

Treasury Rate

The Treasury Rate is the interest rate on U.S. government bonds. It acts as a benchmark for commercial real estate loans. Mortgage lenders use the Treasury Rate as a reference point to set interest rates. When the Treasury Rate goes up, it means borrowing costs increase, and borrowers may face higher rates for commercial real estate loans.