Summer 2019 issue


    Month: June
    Year: 2019

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    Rumours of a lending drought have been greatly exaggerated

    The findings in CBRE's European Debt Map do not point to significant mispricing in the continent's development finance market

    LTVs and margins remain static across Europe’s real estate markets

    CBRE research shows investment activity to have been subdued during Q1, with little change in the loan-to-value ratios offered for prime offices

    Sentiment survey: less pessimism overall, but continued wariness about retail, availability of debt

    CREFC Europe’s latest quarterly survey of market sentiment highlights pessimism about the retail sector and lower expectations for liquidity in the UK

    Talking point: Should we brace for a 2020 correction?

    Real estate investors and lenders are still making the most of what they see as benevolent market conditions. But can the good times last?

    UK still offers long-term opportunities for real estate investors, despite Brexit turmoil

    Just as the Brexit vote dampened activity, this year’s political uncertainty is taking its toll. But, as in 2016, certain sectors remain resilient, writes Lorna Brown of Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets

    REC Debt Fund 20: the top 20’s lending volumes and who is raising debt funds now?

    Accompanying our REC Debt Fund 20 ranking, we gathered data on the leading managers' deployment activities.

    M&G on mitigating late-cycle risk

    The European commercial real estate lending market faces numerous headwinds. John Barakat, head of real estate finance at M&G Investments, explains how managers can protect their investors’ capital while generating a return.

    REC Debt Fund 20 countdown: 20-11

    Our countdown of the REC Debt Fund 20, ranking Europe's largest real estate debt fund managers,

    Financing retail requires an urgent rethink

    Retail property needs to adapt to survive. And to ensure it has an adequate supply of debt, lenders and borrowers must adjust their approach.

    REC Debt Fund 20: who are Europe’s leading debt fund managers?

    Discover the leading real estate debt fund managers active in Europe today in our inaugural real estate debt fundraising ranking.

    REC Debt Fund 20 countdown: 10-1

    We continue our countdown of the REC Debt Fund 20, ranking Europe's largest real estate debt fund managers.

    The borrower view: Europa’s Belinda Chain

    Europa Capital’s head of asset finance on why loan terms must give companies the scope to carry out business plans

    Rise of the challenger lenders

    Most did not exist a decade ago. Now, the UK’s emergent property debt providers, including challenger banks, peer-to-peer platforms and specialist lenders, are raising their profiles and their ambitions.

    Natixis’s Verhoosel: ‘The globalisation of the real estate market is accelerating’

    Natixis aims to capitalise on property investors’ international activities by operating an originate-to-distribute model across continents. Emmanuel Verhoosel, the French bank’s global head of real estate and hospitality, discusses market conditions.

    How lenders are responding to the US ‘retail apocalypse’

    Although traditional debt providers have become more cautious about the stateside shopping sector, newer lenders are looking for opportunities. By Michelle Phillips
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