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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.
The UK’s EU referendum vote appears to have dashed hopes of a surge in activity towards year-end.   Pause, pause, boom. That was the imagined sequence in UK commercial real estate financing. Pause for the referendum vote on 23 June, pause again for the summer holidays in July and August and then, on September 1st, […]
Hadrian’s Wall Secured Investments has completed an initial public offering (IPO) on the London Stock Exchange, raising £80 million (€104 million; $117 million) and becoming the first main market IPO of an investment company on the exchange this year.
London-based Avamore Capital, the short-term property finance specialist, has hired Amit Majithia as a principal.
The eagerly awaited annual report from De Montfort University provides the hard facts to back up the observation that many were keen to make as 2015 drew to a close: the UK commercial real estate (CRE) financing market was in fine fettle.
Lendinvest has become a go-to lender for smaller developers which, since December, has been ramping up its push into development finance. Andy Thomson spoke with two of the firm’s senior executives to find out more.
There is talk of ‘recovery’ in the latest De Montfort report, but 2016 could set things back   We’re so used to hearing words such as “constraint”, “retrenchment” and “retreat” in relation to the banks, that when a word like “recovery” is used, it prompts a double take. But that was the word quite justifiably […]
The sharp fall in five-year swaps has depressed forecast returns for UK senior debt, according to CBRE's latest UK Debt Prospects report.
Is the European real estate lending market still pausing, or is it beginning to move on? The latest apparent confirmation of a subdued market came with the most recent Cushman & Wakefield report into loan sales, however, some lenders insist things are beginning to pick up.
“The UK property market has been seriously dysfunctional for some time”. This was the attention-grabbing assertion made by InvestSure chief executive officer (CEO), Janine Lewis, upon the launch of the new online financing platform earlier this week.
Omni Partners, the London-based fund manager, has simultaneously announced both the launch and first closing of its third secured lending fund on approximately $60 million.

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