February 2018 Issue


    Month: February
    Year: 2018

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    Amundi enters real estate lending market

    French fund manager Amundi is aiming to build on its track record in real estate investment by entering the property lending market.

    Debt fund data: Funds in market

    The latest figures compiled by our data team show there are 29 Europe-focused debt funds with known targets above €100 million currently fundraising.

    Coeur Défense mega-deal rounds off 2017

    Real Estate Capital’s data on the latest UK and continental European real estate lending deals.

    Property debt: Late-cycle path

    Private real estate debt remains a popular asset class with investors, AXA’s Timothé Rauly told Daniel Cunningham at Private Debt Investor’s Capital Structure Forum.

    Debt funds: Global credit concerns

    Debt funds have been a bright spot in private real estate fundraising lately. But at the same time, the capital piling into the strategy is concerning for some in the industry.

    Regulation: Keeping law and order in alternative lending

    Although the alternative real estate lending sector has grown massively, regulation remains light.

    GreenOak: Laying down roots in Europe

    Banker-turned-debt fund manager Jim Blakemore is taking GreenOak Real Estate’s lending business into continental Europe.

    Regulation: Solvency II – The right degree of caution?

    Solvency II regulators have shown willing to investigate high CMBS capital charges for insurers.

    Spain’s bad bank, five years on

    Sareb has managed to reduce bad loans by almost one-third, but divestment of toxic assets remains behind target.

    Regulation: The arrival of Basel IV

    After years of negotiation, the shape of the Basel Committee’s landmark banking regulation has emerged from the mist.

    Bonds pave China’s Belt & Road plan

    Singapore’s GLP has raised capital for its purchase of Gazeley by tapping Chinese President Xi Jinping’s drive to improve trade with Europe.

    Regulation: A market shaped by red tape

    In the wake of the financial crisis, efforts to reform financial markets have had a profound effect on real estate lending.

    2018 predictions: European growth forecast

    Economic improvement in the eurozone will underpin a stable year for real estate markets, industry players predict.

    Goldman bolsters global debt drive

    The final close of Goldman Sachs’ latest global credit vehicle demonstrates the appeal of property debt to investors seeking access to real estate returns with the benefit of debt’s defensive profile.

    Diversification is the trend to watch

    Whether by geography, sector or product, real estate finance providers are broadening their scope. Alternative lenders, particularly, are set to benefit from the drive to diversify.

    LOOK AHEAD 2018: Time to reassess risk

    As we enter a new year, real estate markets are changing fast and lenders should reconsider assumptions about property fundamentals, writes Yolande Barnes, head of Savills World Research.

    Amundi enters real estate lending market

    French fund manager Amundi is aiming to build on its track record in real estate investment by entering the property lending market.

    The reappearance of European CMBS

    The European CMBS market has worked on a slow burn this year even by its own standards, with the first public deal creeping in just weeks before the end of 2017.

    Lenders must respond to real estate disruption

    Innovation in the industry will require debt providers to rethink how they underwrite certain properties.
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