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What is the CRE CLO E-Primer?
CREFC's CRE CLO (Commercial Real Estate Collateralized Loan Obligations) E-Primer is a comprehensive educational resource in a convenient e-book format.
The CRE CLO E-Primer covers the following:
  • An Introduction to the CRE CLO Market 
  • CRE CLO Collateral: The Building Blocks 
  • CRE CLO Structural Considerations 
  • Credit Analysis of CRE CLOs 
  • Parties to the Transaction and Process Step-by-Step 
  • The CRE CLO Investor Base and Relative Value Considerations 
$50 for Academic Members*
$75 for all other Members
$150 for non-Members

Discounts for organizations ordering in bulk*:
10-25 = 10% off
26-50 = 20% off
51+ = 30% off

View a 5 Page Sample
Click here to access a 5 page sample of the CRE CLO E-Primer.

How long do I have access to the CRE CLO E-Primer?
Your E-Primer license is valid for the 2021 Edition of this educational tool and will not be applied toward newer versions in the future.

How often is the CRE CLO E-Primer updated?
At the time of the 2021 Edition’s publication we expect the next edition to be published no earlier than January 2023.

*Academic Rates
To qualify for CREFC Academic membership you are not a current CREFC member, not employed full time and must be a full-time student or professor. Your status will be vetted prior to receiving discounted rates for online resources/events.  Apply here. Once approved contact Danielle Nathan for your discount code. 

*Bulk Rates
Bulk rates are only available for Member organizations. To receive an invoice for a bulk order please contact Janie Lam.

Terms of Service
To view the Terms of Service for this educational piece click here.

Thank you to the authors of this E-Primer: 

Daniel J. Chambers Melissa Dolski
Daniel J. Chambers,
Managing Director, NA CMBS,
Fitch Ratings
Missy Dolski,
Managing Director, Global Head of Capital Markets,
Värde Partners
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