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‘Like the end of the world’: How Lehman crashed the real estate lending market

When Lehman Brothers failed, banks’ real estate lending units pulled down the shutters. The implications are still being dealt with a decade later.

Property debt’s global appeal

With almost $8bn raised worldwide for private real estate debt strategies in Q1 2018, investor interest shows no signs of waning.

Interview: HSH’s post-privatisation strategy

Germany’s HSH Nordbank has been sold to a private equity consortium. Doug Morrison asks what that means for its real estate lending business.

Regulation: The slow death of Libor

How will the real estate lending industry deal with the phasing out of its pricing benchmark?

Regulation: The arrival of Basel IV

After years of negotiation, the shape of the Basel Committee’s landmark banking regulation has emerged from the mist.

Scarcity of core assets among 2018 concerns: survey

The European property industry remains cautious but positive on the coming year, bolstered by an improving macroeconomic outlook for the eurozone and real estate’s continued attractiveness as an asset class, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2018 survey.

ING finances 90 North’s Dutch investment

ING Real Estate Finance has provided a €42 million loan to 90 North Real Estate Partners to finance its acquisition of the newly built global headquarters of construction group Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) in Leiden, the Netherlands.

Porter’s UK student housing firm acquires fund manager

Student housing pioneer Nick Porter has stepped up the expansion of his Global Student Accommodation Group (GSA) with the full takeover of fund manager Coral Portfolio.

RBS sued by luxury residential developer

Royal Bank of Scotland is being sued in the High Court for an alleged breach of a loan agreement involving one of the highest profile residential developments to fall victim to the downturn, Real Estate Capital can reveal.John Morris, the developer behind the luxury Charters scheme near Sunningdale, south west London, is suing RBS for reneging on an agreed banking facility to finance the final construction works at the site in September 2008.

Enterprise Finance buys peer-to-peer lender West One Loans

Enterprise Finance, the mortgage broker backed by ISIS Equity Partners, is bidding to tap the growing market for bridging finance for property development following the takeover of specialist lender West One Loans. Enterprise, which is the UK’s largest specialist distributor of secured loans, has funded the transaction through a combination of cash and equity although […]

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