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Derivative Instruments

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Derivative Instruments
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Abstract]  
Derivative Instruments DERIVATIVE INSTRUMENTS
On July 22, 2016, we entered into two forward interest rate swap arrangements with notional amounts of $100.0 million and $50.0 million, respectively, to swap the floating interest rate under the $150.0 million 2016 Term Loan to an all-in fixed interest rate of 2.86% starting on March 31, 2017 and extending until the scheduled maturity of the 2016 Term Loan on July 21, 2023.

On March 29, 2018, we entered into the $250.0 million 2018 Term Loan maturing on July 21, 2023, which increased and replaced the 2016 Term Loan. The interest rate swap arrangements that had effectively fixed the 2016 Term Loan then effectively fixed the interest rate on a $150.0 million portion of the 2018 Term Loan at 2.31%. On March 29, 2018, we entered into four interest rate swap arrangements with a total notional amount of $100.0 million to effectively fix the interest rate on the remaining $100.0 million of the 2018 Term Loan at 3.71%, that commenced on June 29, 2018 and extending until the maturity of the 2018 Term Loan on July 21, 2023. The $250.0 million 2018 Term Loan had an all-in fixed interest rate of 2.87%.

In the second quarter of 2021 we determined that the hedged transactions for five interest rate swap arrangements with an aggregate notional value of $150.0 million were probable not to occur and that these interest swap arrangements were no longer effective cash flow hedges as of June 30, 2021 due to our intention to prepay a $150.0 million portion of the 2018 Term Loan. As a result, we recognized a loss of $5.8 million for the second quarter of 2021, which was recorded to Loss on interest rate derivatives on our condensed consolidated statements of operations. On September 27, 2021, we prepaid the $150.0 million portion of the 2018 Term Loan (see note 4). In connection with the prepayment, we terminated the five interest rate swap arrangements with an aggregate notional value of $150.0 million.

Our remaining interest rate swap arrangement with a notional amount of $100.0 million is recorded at fair value in accordance with GAAP, based on discounted cash flow methodologies and observable inputs. We record the effective portion of changes in fair value of the cash flow hedge in Other comprehensive income (loss). We assess the effectiveness of a cash flow hedge both at inception and on an ongoing basis. If a cash flow hedge is no longer expected to be effective, hedge accounting is discontinued. Hedge ineffectiveness of our cash flow hedges is recorded in earnings.

The fair values of the interest rate swaps as of September 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, are as follows (in thousands):
Fair Value
Derivative Liabilities
Derivative Instrument Aggregate Notional Amount Effective Date Maturity Date September 30, 2021 December 31, 2020
Interest rate swaps $ 100,000  March 31, 2017 July 21, 2023 $ (1,689) $ (2,671)
Interest rate swaps 50,000  March 31, 2017 July 21, 2023 —  (1,338)
Interest rate swaps 100,000  June 29, 2018 July 21, 2023 —  (6,246)
$ (1,689) $ (10,255)

We record interest rate swaps on our consolidated balance sheets within Prepaid expenses and other assets when in a net asset position and within Accounts payable and other liabilities when in a net liability position. The net unrealized gains or losses on the effective swaps are recognized in Other comprehensive income (loss), as follows (in thousands):
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Unrealized gain (loss) on interest rate hedges $ 221  $ 1,774  $ 2,805  $ (34,582)

Amounts reported in Accumulated other comprehensive loss related to effective cash flow hedges will be reclassified to interest expense as interest payments are made on our variable-rate debt. The gains or losses reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive loss into interest expense for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and 2020, were as follows (in thousands):
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2021 2020 2021 2020
Loss reclassified from Accumulated other comprehensive loss into interest expense $ 511  $ —  $ 1,530  $ — 
During the next twelve months, we estimate that an additional $3.1 million will be reclassified as an increase to interest expense.

We have agreements with each of our derivative counterparties that contain a provision whereby we could be declared in default on our derivative obligations if repayment of the underlying indebtedness is accelerated by the lender due to our default on the indebtedness. As of September 30, 2021, we did not have any derivatives in an asset position and the fair value of the derivative liabilities, including accrued interest, was $1.7 million. As of September 30, 2021, we have not posted any collateral related to these agreements.

Derivative instruments expose us to credit risk in the event of non-performance by the counterparty under the terms of the interest rate hedge agreements. We believe that we minimize our credit risk on these transactions by dealing with major, creditworthy financial institutions. We monitor the credit ratings of counterparties and our exposure to any single entity, thus minimizing our credit risk concentration.