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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.

CREFC Europe launches ‘young professionals’ initiative

The Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) Europe is reaching out to the next generation of the property finance industry with the inaugural event in a young professionals initiative to be held in London this evening (6 July).

“Silo” regulation not helping Europe’s CRE debt markets

New policies since the global financial crisis have created “silos” which have limited the ability of regulators to maintain an overview of their regulations’ effects on the European commercial real estate debt market says a paper published today. CRE Debt in the European Economy 2016 is aimed at Europe’s policymakers and - Brexit vote notwithstanding - is the first piece of joint work on the debt markets put out by a coalition of UK and European associations

IPF appoints team to research changes in debt capital flows for real estate

The Investment Property Forum has commissioned a trio of UK researchers to investigate how the sources of debt for real estate have changed since the onset of the global financial crisis in the UK and overseas.

HSBC’s Willingham to become CREFC Europe chairman

Steve Willingham, HSBC’s head of EMEA real estate finance, has been announced as the next chairman of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) Europe.

CREFC Europe’s Spring Conference opens today

CREFC Europe’s spring real estate finance conference kicks off this afternoon in London. Once again, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council is running its education sessions on day 1 followed by a full day of panels, presentations and networking on day 2 tomorrow.

CREFC seminar: ‘disappointing’ ECB and oversupply causing wider CMBS spreads

Widening spreads in the European CMBS market are due to an oversupply of product and a lack of buying by the European Central Bank (ECB), an audience in London was told.The last three CMBS deals have been disappointing for the issuing banks, Bank of America Merrill Lynch with €145.8m Taurus 2015-3 EU DAC, and Goldman Sachs

CREFC: EC failure to accommodate CMBS will hurt finance market

European Commission (EC) plans to unify Europe’s capital markets have been criticised for potentially harming the commercial real estate (CRE) securitisation market.The EC will publish its Capital Markets Union (CMU) plan in the autumn which will outline its proposals to bind Europe's capital markets closer together.

Industry bodies attack EBA’s slotting proposals

The European Banking Authority’s (EBA) proposed rules on slotting have come under fire from banking and real estate groups fearful of more onerous regulation.The EBA wants to standardise the slotting regime across the EU and is proposing to specify what factors should be taken into account and how they should be combined to determine the appropriate risk weights of loans.

Industry group slams EBA’s proposed ‘shadow bank’ rules

European Banking Authority (EBA) guidelines have come under fire from the property industry, fearful they could limit how much banks could lend to real estate funds. In a joint statement issued by a number of European property associations, including The British Property Federation (BPF) and the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) Europe, they said the draft guidelines would classify alternative investment funds, including real estate funds, as shadow banks and subject them to lending limits.
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