May 2018 Issue


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    Year: 2018

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    Hudson steps into the spotlight

    For more than 20 years, Hudson Advisors has exclusively served Lone Star. Now it is broadening its scope.

    Retail attracts finance in recent lending

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

    Fintech will power property’s future

    The real estate industry has been a slow adopter, but new technology has huge potential, says Andrew Baum of Oxford University's Saïd Business School.

    Debt fund data: Funds in market

    The latest figures compiled by our data team show there are 27 Europe-focused debt funds with known targets above €100m currently fundraising.

    Fintech: Digital dealmaking

    Former HSBC real estate boss Matthew Webster has joined the start-up promising an online ‘ecosystem’ for property trading and financing. Daniel Cunningham meets him

    Fintech: Proptech becomes reality

    Entrepreneurs are harnessing technology to shape the future of the real estate industry.

    Fintech: Playing catch-up with technology

    To move with the times, banks’ real estate units are investing in technology, often in partnership with start-ups.

    Fintech: Property’s tech upgrade

    Technology disrupts, but is real estate keeping pace? In the first of a four-part report on fintech, Lauren Parr discovers online platforms may be only a tiny part of the property finance market, but they are important innovators.

    Interview: HSH’s post-privatisation strategy

    Germany’s HSH Nordbank has been sold to a private equity consortium. Doug Morrison asks what that means for its real estate lending business.

    L&G: An insurer’s policy

    Legal & General Investment Management has hired Lorna Brown from Blackstone to grow its real estate lending business. Alicia Villegas finds out about her plans.

    In debt strategies, go short

    Adding shorter-duration loans to a debt portfolio minimises investors’ exposure to an uncertain future, writes Will Rowson, partner at Hodes Weill.

    The benchmark holding lenders to ESG targets

    A loan deal between ING and Gecina is the first to be indexed on its GRESB rating.

    News in numbers: NPL boom

    The figures that shaped the property finance industry last month.

    Octopus corrals £230m for short-term loan strategy – Exclusive

    The specialist lender is targeting double-digit returns in the UK bridge finance market.

    German banks strike a cautious note

    Full-year 2017 results show mixed fortunes for Germany’s real estate lenders and most expect a challenging year ahead.

    Brexit is bringing mixed fortunes for lenders

    With a year to go before the UK’s EU divorce is finalised, its effect on the property debt market is looking complicated.

    The debt market needs more data

    There are big plans for the survey formerly known as the De Montfort report. That is good news for transparency in the property debt space.

    London outperforms in CBRE’s European risk/return analysis

    European property lending offers strong returns, although risk has increased in some markets, the consultancy’s European Debt Map shows.

    Adding spice to loan portfolios

    Senior lenders are aiming to supplement their business with higher-risk financing. It’s a natural progression, but boundaries should not be overstepped.
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