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APOLLO COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE FINANCE, INC. filed this Form 10-Q on 05/02/2017
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During 2016, the Company recorded a loan loss provision of $10,000 on a multifamily commercial mortgage loan and $5,000 on a multifamily subordinate loan secured by a multifamily property located in Williston, ND. The loan loss provision was based on the difference between fair value of the underlying collateral, and the carrying value of the loan (prior to the loan loss provision). Fair value of the collateral was determined using a discounted cash flow analysis. The significant unobservable inputs used in determining the collateral value are the terminal capitalization rate and discount rate which were 11% and 10%, respectively. As of March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the aggregate loan loss provision was $10,000 and $5,000 for commercial mortgage loan and subordinate loan, respectively. The Company has ceased accruing payment in kind ("PIK") interest associated with the loan.
Note 6 – Unconsolidated Joint Venture
In September 2014, the Company, through a wholly owned subsidiary, acquired a 59% ownership interest in Champ L.P. (“Champ LP”) following which a wholly-owned subsidiary of Champ LP then acquired a 35% ownership interest in Bremer Kreditbank AG ("BKB"). The Company acquired its ownership interest in Champ LP for an initial purchase price paid at closing of approximately €30,724 (or $39,477). The Company committed to invest up to approximately €38,000 (or $50,000). The Company together with certain other affiliated investors and unaffiliated third party investors, in aggregate, own 100% of Champ LP. Champ LP together with certain unaffiliated third party investors, in aggregate, own 100% of BKB.
BKB specializes in corporate banking and financial services for medium-sized German companies. It also provides professional real estate financing, acquisition finance, institutional asset management and private wealth management services for German high-net-worth individuals.
In January 2015, the Company funded an additional investment of €3,331 (or $3,929) related to its investment in Champ LP. In February 2015, the Company sold approximately 48% of its ownership interest in Champ LP at cost to an investment fund managed by Apollo for €16,314 (or $20,794) (of which $2,614 related to foreign exchange losses which were previously included in accumulated other comprehensive loss). In June 2016, the Company transferred €427 of its unfunded commitment to Apollo, reducing its unfunded commitment to Champ LP to €2,802 (or $2,985). Through its interest in Champ LP, as of March 31, 2017, the Company held an indirect ownership interest of approximately 9.34% in BKB. 
The Company evaluated Champ LP to determine if it met the definition of a variable interest entity ("VIE") in accordance with ASC 810, Consolidation. The Company determined that Champ LP met the definition of a VIE, however, the Company was not the primary beneficiary; therefore, the Company is not required to consolidate the assets and liabilities of the partnership in accordance with the authoritative guidance. Additionally, Champ LP is an Investment Company under GAAP, and is therefore reflected at fair value. The Company's investment in Champ LP is accounted for as an equity method investment and therefore the Company records its proportionate share of the net asset value in accordance with ASC 323, Investments - Equity Method and Joint Ventures.

Note 7 – Borrowings Under Repurchase Agreements
At March 31, 2017 and December 31, 2016, the Company’s borrowings had the following outstanding balances, maturities and weighted average interest rates:
 

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