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Debt investment stacks up in China and Australia

Investor interest in Asia-Pacific real estate debt is increasing, but these two markets stand out.

UK retail NPL portfolios expected to be put up for sale

CBRE’s head of loan advisory expects an increasing number of non-performing retail loans to hit the market in the next two years.

Former Colony exec: new sale-and-leaseback business is a ‘credit play’

Georges Asmar's new venture will target Europe’s $4trn corporate real estate market.

Aareal increases US lending, but Western European volumes drop

The German bank generated €9.5bn of new real estate loans in 2018, up 8% year-on-year despite lower activity in Western Europe.

Italy drives record European NPL securitisations

The Italian GaCS scheme, expected to be replaced this year, has boosted European securitisations to €11.7bn, from €2.6bn in 2017.

M7’s Fraser: ‘Banks could be more transparent about what they can finance’

The firm's head of capital markets Hugh Fraser gives an insight into borrowing conditions across Europe.

Trimont’s Sexton: ‘More non-bank lenders are looking at higher LTV offerings’

The loan servicer is growing its London team as it sees demand for credit underwriting and management services amid a maturing European property market.

Brexit and the logistics market

As the prospect of a disorderly Brexit grows, logistics investors are evaluating the potential costs and benefits of the UK’s impending divorce from the European Union.

VIDEO: CBRE’s Chiara Zuccon on the PRS debt opportunity

Chiara Zuccon, senior director of debt advisory at CBRE, talks to Real Estate Capital about financing PRS across Europe.

Europe’s debt fundraising almost halves

Capital raised for real estate debt funds with a European focus fell to $5.74bn last year – down 46% from its 2017 high, Real Estate Capital data show.

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