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The UK build-to-rent debt market needs more data

The pipeline of purpose-built rental housing for the UK has never been fuller. But while institutional equity is bullish, the sector’s lenders need more clarity on market metrics.

ZSL targets growth through lending to specialist ‘beds’ sectors

The London-based development finance provider is aiming to grow its loan book to more than £100m by the end of 2020.

LOOK AHEAD 2019: Where lenders will deploy capital

Debt providers canvassed by Real Estate Capital discuss where they see prospects for financing in the new year.

LOOK AHEAD 2019: What property lenders can expect

Debt providers will see rising interest rates, slower growth in European markets and more political uncertainty in 2019.

ICG-Longbow backs UK retirement housing with £200m loan

The alternative lender sees strong demand for senior living facilities due to rapidly aging population.

Blackstone’s €337m financing deal shows lenders’ faith in Europe’s luxury hotel sector

The private equity firm’s property lending business has backed Värde Partners’ new hotel brand.

Four trends lenders should see as opportunities

As the late stage of the property cycle begins to bite, the 2019 Emerging Trends Europe report indicates where debt providers should put their capital to work.

French banks’ €300m show of faith in the luxury hotel sector

Crédit Agricole and Société Générale have financed Henderson Park’s acquisition of the iconic Westin Paris-Vendôme at a time when luxury hotels are in vogue for investors and lenders.

Hispania sources €340m loan to refinance debt

The Spanish REIT, recently bought by Blackstone, has signed a facility maturing in February 2020 with BNP Paribas.

Niche property lending requires different pros-cons considerations

Lending to a singular alternative real estate sector means a firm must be ready to underwrite a property type’s unique risk and demonstrate specialist expertise.
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