The end of LIBOR

Is anyone quoting the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (SOFR) + a spread for real estate loans yet? I have not gotten any traction with sponsors using prime as a benchmark and I'm curious what the RE world will use when LIBOR goes away. SOFR seems like a logical option but I haven't seen any loan requests using that rate yet.

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Aug 15, 2018 - 11:14pm
WSO Monkey Bot, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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Aug 20, 2018 - 12:25pm
Blank999, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've read internal counsel opinions on it, but everything I see is still labor based.

We have a while before it ends.

Aug 20, 2018 - 3:59pm
Mandarin25, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I've had borrower's request to have SOFR verbiage included in term sheets versus LIBOR replacement language. However, we did not oblige the request.

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Aug 21, 2018 - 10:27am
PacNumber, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Several indices have come to an end. This doesn't mean that the loan needs a new index. COFI was a major index for residential and commercial for decades. It went away in the early 2000's if I had to guess. The index is still tracked, but no new loans are tied to it.

There is someone somewhere with a loan on his house or building from the 90's still tied to COFI and it's doing just fine.

Aug 27, 2018 - 10:22am
Pierogi Equities, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Still have yet to see SOFR referred to in our models and no intentions anytime soon.

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Aug 27, 2018 - 11:29am
heister, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Given that LIBOR doesn't actually end until until at least 2021 given that the Bank of England has set 2021 as a transition deadline internally. I for one think many of these deadline dates are wildly optimistic, given that there are $350 TRILLION in debt and derivitaves currently on the market that are based on LIBOR and will require transition to a new standard. I think LIBOR is going to be around longer than "experts" are thinking.

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Aug 27, 2018 - 11:32am
gryphus, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Non-RE specific Private Credit; still mainly LIBOR flow, have seen some toggles to SOFR. Have been looking at swaption pricing as a gauge for market reception to the rate.

The real problem with using SOFR vs LIBOR, despite the fundamental differences, is that one is tested (despite a scandal or two), and the other is not.

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:12pm
Gold Mansacks, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Completely new to interest rates and economic activity here. Can anyone explain why LIBOR is going to end? I looked online but all I could find were articles that said SOFR would replace LIBOR but nothing on the reasoning behind the end of LIBOR. Any help would be appreciated.

Aug 30, 2018 - 10:33pm
Hank Hill, what's your opinion? Comment below:

My understanding is that the public faith in LIBOR deteriorated after the manipulation scandal. That might be a gross oversimplification, but I think the qualm was how LIBOR was calculated -- that is, based on banks' reporting as opposed to actual transactions.

Aug 31, 2018 - 11:15pm
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