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SAREB risks losing momentum by abandoning NPL sales altogether

Spain’s ‘bad bank’ will not put large portfolios of toxic assets up for sale, despite high demand from investors. This refusal might be unnecessary.

Europe’s office opportunity moves south

Investment volumes for German offices are down as investors and their lenders increasingly look to Spain.

Why property lenders don’t think they will cause the next downturn

Panellists at the fifth annual Real Estate Conference in Oxford insisted that reckless lending is no longer the norm, but warned of parallels with the activities that occurred in the run-up to the global financial crisis.

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.

How JLL stands to benefit from HFF’s European debt business

Since it launched in London in 2017, HFF has made significant inroads in European property debt advisory.

Is retail tipping from ‘no-go’ to ‘go-go’? 

For some of the delegates at MIPIM, the ‘retail train wreck’ is creating discounted opportunities across equity and debt, says our sister title, PERE.

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.

Another upbeat MIPIM, though concerns about headwinds are building

Industry figures at the annual Cannes gathering predicted another strong year for real estate, but acknowledged threats including Brexit and slower eurozone growth.

Less cyclical? Maybe. More complex? Definitely

The conservative use of debt by commercial property investors has reduced the likelihood of boom-and-bust, but the market is becoming more intricate in this elongated cycle.

The benefits of going solo and then syndicating

German banks’ ability to underwrite mega-loans shows their confidence in the originate-to-distribute model when the right deals come to market.

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