SOURCE: BMO Harris Bank

July 11, 2013 12:35 ET

BMO Harris Bank Helps Commercial Real Estate Borrowers Find the Balance Between Raising Capital and Managing Financial Risk

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Jul 11, 2013) - Commercial Real Estate portfolios are getting increasingly complex, and the ability to navigate complicated financial transactions and take advantage of sophisticated financial instruments and structures to effectively manage price risk is as important as ever, says a report issued today by BMO Harris Bank.

"Today's Commercial Real Estate borrowers want options -- they want to raise capital and manage their portfolio through a variety of flexible financial alternatives, but they also want the peace of mind that they are not carrying an unacceptable level of interest rate risk," said Dan Hampton, Managing Director and Head, Commercial Real Estate, BMO Harris Bank. "The key for Commercial Real Estate borrowers is to work with their banker to find the best instruments and structures to meet their specific financial needs."

The report, co-authored by Hampton and by Timothy Huang, Vice President, Financial Products, BMO Capital Markets, provides a customer-focused analysis of various options and considerations, from the mechanics of interest rate swaps and caps, to floating rates and the customization options for interest rate derivatives. 

Raising capital is not without costs, and the report also looks at cost-effective ways to manage Commercial Real Estate portfolios at various levels of risk tolerance.

To access the report, simply go to BMO Harris Bank's Commercial Resource Center at

About BMO Harris Bank
BMO Harris Bank provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 600 branches and approximately 1,300 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. For more information about BMO Harris Bank, go to the company fact sheet. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank(SM) is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with approximately 1,600 branches, and approximately $555 billion in assets (as of April 30, 2013).

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