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Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.

Cushman: Caution in European RE, but loan books growing

It’s a mixed picture in European real estate lending, with volumes increasing in Germany, the Benelux and Nordics, but declining in the UK, according to the latest European Lending Survey for Spring 2017 from Cushman & Wakefield.

Everything in moderation

Investors are broadly happy with the benefits that subscription lines can bring their funds, but the facilities may contain restrictions they need to be aware of.

What lies around the corner?

Stay close to Real Estate Capital this festive season as we look back on 2016 and prepare to investigate the themes that are likely to dominate the year ahead.

Beware regulators bearing gifts

Basel IV is supposed to level the playing field on risk modelling, but many fear it will prove extremely costly and restrict lending.

Editor’s letter: Tough times, but still some great projects

If you assumed that this year must have been a challenging one for development finance amid so much market and political volatility, in some ways you’d be right.

One door shuts, another door opens

For smaller borrowers unable to rely on bank lending any more, the likes of NatWest’s ‘Capital Connections’ platform are an encouraging development. Andy Thomson reports.

One door shuts, another door opens

For smaller borrowers unable to rely on bank lending any more, the likes of NatWest’s ‘Capital Connections’ platform are an encouraging development.

Editor’s letter: Expansion amid contraction

We have heard a lot of theories about what may or may not have happened in the UK lending market in the first half of this year, but now, thanks to the work of the De Montfort University report authors, we have the raw data to examine.

RE debt fundraising already past 2015 total

Fundraising by closed-ended real estate-focused debt funds had reached more than $23.2 billion by the end of the third quarter of 2016, according to data from PDI Research & Analytics.

A sector you can’t afford to ignore

It was a relatively small deal but it may have signalled something big. This summer, Pembrook Capital Management stepped in with a $16.6 million loan to support the acquisition of the Mark Twain Hotel in Chicago by NHP Foundation, a New York-based not-for-profit real estate corporation.
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