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German banks need a legal fix to stay competitive in post-Brexit Britain

The Pfandbrief Act needs to change if Germany’s lenders are to use cheap funding to write UK loans.

Less cyclical? Maybe. More complex? Definitely

The conservative use of debt by commercial property investors has reduced the likelihood of boom-and-bust, but the market is becoming more intricate in this elongated cycle.

The benefits of going solo and then syndicating

German banks’ ability to underwrite mega-loans shows their confidence in the originate-to-distribute model when the right deals come to market.

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VIDEO: Europe’s CMBS revival is “sustainable”

Christian Aufsatz, head of European structured finance at rating agency DBRS, expects market dynamics to support a continued revival of Europe’s commercial real estate securitisation market.

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The high end of the bonus scale for managing directors in the CRE banking sector, as reported by executive search firm Sousou as part of its pay scales report on the real estate debt industry.

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“We always need to be sure the debt tail does not wag the dog”

M7’s Hugh Fraser on how his firm uses debt to support investment.

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