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Italy must shore up its laws to attract global capital

The dubious case involving Blackstone in Milan is only the latest obstacle for foreign investors.

Five things US borrowers should consider in 2019

Rising interest rates, CMBS volatility and the likelihood of higher spreads are among the factors borrowers in the US need to think about, writes Ryan Krauch of Mesa West Capital.

Is co-working having its ‘Emperor’s new clothes’ moment?

SoftBank’s interest in WeWork has waned, prompting questions about what the value is in co-working businesses.

Urban Exposure on the outlook for UK residential

Tailwinds including government support and opportunities in the build-to-rent sector will support the housing market over the next year, writes Randeesh Sandhu, CEO of residential development lender Urban Exposure.

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.

UBS: 5 questions to ask of the real estate sector in 2019

Building a resilient portfolio with a focus on income is what will drive outperformance in the next stage of the cycle, the Swiss bank says.

10 years after Lehman, highly geared real estate debt is still available

While some lenders are writing risky UK development loans, they are unlikely to destabilise the lending market, writes Mark Bladon of Investec Structured Property Finance

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.

Investor loyalty to European retail real estate is about to be tested

A sector-wide dump of property is scheduled between now and 2020. The period will be a litmus test for the asset class.

No need to beware a logistics bubble… yet

Soaring values should give lenders pause for thought, but European logistics fundamentals remain solid for now.

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