Like a thief in the night, debt yield ratios (DY) snuck into the offices of commercial mortgage lenders in the U.S. and took over loan sizing methodology. According to C-Loans.com, It is the money center banks and investment banks originating fixed-rate, conduit-style commercial loans that are using the new Debt Yield Ratio. Commercial banks, lending for their own portfolio, and most other commercial lenders have not yet adopted the Debt Yield Ratio.”1
Corgel, J. (2012). Demystifying debt yields [Electronic article]. Center for Real Estate and Finance Reports, 1(4), 3-6.