Defease With Ease ® was founded in 2000 to assist commercial real estate owners with what was then a new and uncharted process called defeasance. We created the very first online defeasance calulator, formed our first successor borrower, and were helping borrowers defease loans back when their loan servicers were telling them “We don’t know what it is. It was never meant to be done.”
By 2004, we helped streamline and standardize the defeasance process to bring the transaction costs down significantly. We also expanded into verifying yield maintenance calculations, auditing Adjustable Rate Mortgage adjustments, and underwriting loan assumptions for commercial loan servicers. In 2007, we opened offices in New York and Los Angeles, doubled our Charlotte office space, and began offering hedging advisory services. Great timing, right?!
Like most of our customers, we’ve been through boom times and bust times. Through it all, we focused on retaining the best, most experienced people in the business and continued to bring the superlative knowledge, responsiveness and experience on which we built our reputation to every customer in every aspect of everything we do.
If there was a silver lining to the economic down turn, it’s that it gave us some time to reflect on who we are and what is important to us as people and as a company. We have tried to capture some of that in the “Who We Are” pages of this website. We hope you, our valued customers and referral sources, will spend a little time exploring these pages and getting to know us a little better.
Please consider furthering a long term relationship with us by choosing us for your next defeasance, yield maintenance or hedging assignment. We’ll make you glad you did.