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Walton Street collects $1.3bn for second RE loan fund

The real estate lender is charging a 1.5% management fee, according to Arkansas pension fund documents.

Where next for legacy loan sales action?

Greece and Italy look like attractive countries in the sector.

Should we believe the blockchain hype?

Digital ledgers and tokenisation are viewed by many as the future of finance. But the technology’s role in funding real estate remains nascent. By Ross Davies.

How tech could help property lenders

Real estate finance has a reputation for being slow to adopt new technologies,. But, as Ross Davies discovers, proptech, big data and AI are expected to shape the industry’s future.
Euro notes

Data: Mezzanine finance

Senior real estate lending returns are dwindling due to tightening margins and falling interest rates. Against that backdrop, CBRE examined conditions in the mezzanine and whole loan space across Europe, to determine where, and to what extent, lenders willing to embrace risk can boost returns. In addition to data on senior lending returns for more […]
Europe

Data: European commercial lending terms, H1 2019

European commercial real estate investment activity was subdued in the first half of 2019. CBRE data show overall volumes were down 19 percent in H1 2019, year-on-year, to €120 billion. However, debt markets remained relatively active, with refinancing deals supplementing acquisition financing transactions. CBRE’s European Debt Map for Q2 2019 showed that in nine out […]
CREFC Q3 survey

Sentiment survey: slightly improved industry mood

CREFC Europe’s latest quarterly survey of market sentiment highlights uncertain market conditions but responses in some areas were slightly more positive than in the previous three months.
Hong Kong Colliers

How damaging is the US-China trade war for real estate?

There has been a drop in Asian inbound and outbound capital flows, as well as noticeable tenant retrenchment in southern China cities, according to Colliers International’s latest research.

Residential’s stability has late-cycle appeal

In the late stages of a long economic cycle, investors are becoming increasingly appreciative of the sector's recession-resistant qualities.

How lenders are responding to the US ‘retail apocalypse’

Although traditional debt providers have become more cautious about the stateside shopping sector, newer lenders are looking for opportunities. By Michelle Phillips
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