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The case for selective development lending

There is growing demand for construction finance. In the right circumstances, it makes sense for those lenders that understand the risks.

What we learned at the PERE Debt and Finance Forum

The lure of debt to investors, the evolution of lending products and the need for greater emphasis on ESG were among the topics discussed at our sister title’s conference.

Residential’s stability has late-cycle appeal

In the late stages of a long economic cycle, investors are becoming increasingly appreciative of the sector's recession-resistant qualities.

Five talking points from Savills’ state of the property debt market address

The need to refinance a huge pile of maturing debt, lenders’ reticence to fund retail, and the growing importance of cashflow were among key topics raised at the consultancy’s latest Financing Property presentation.

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

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

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

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.

Institutions chasing risk at the peak of the cycle

A key concern for institutional investors in 2019 is abundant capital in real estate driving down returns and adding more risk, according to the global placement advisory firm Probitas Partners.

Lenders should not always give borrowers what they want

Although some borrowers are asking for higher leverage, lenders should only provide it when there is a clear opportunity to add value to an asset.

Laxfield: borrowers show higher appetite for leverage

The debt advisor and investment manager saw in 2018 higher requests for loans with LTVs ranging between 65% and 70%, according to its latest UK CRE Debt Barometer.
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