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Across the financial and asset management worlds, claims about sustainability are coming under scrutiny. For real estate lenders, ensuring that their approach to ESG-related lending is clear and accountable is becoming imperative.
Educating lenders about emerging strategies, such as student accommodation, data centres and life sciences, has been the key to unlocking liquidity in nascent markets.
Euros continuation fund Keyhaven Adelis
The French group stays in capital raising mode as it banks €200m more than expected for its senior debt vehicle.
Effectively one step removed from real estate assets, lenders have not been at the forefront of the industry’s sustainability commitments. However, recent sustainable financing initiatives suggest times may be changing.
The UK student accommodation sector is facing headwinds, writes Hayley Scott of Investec Structured Property Finance.
A decade since the last peak and crash, the real estate banking sector is better positioned for the inevitable correction, writes Simon Marshall, head of UK commercial property finance at Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW).
Debt fund capital raised in the first nine months of 2017 surpasses last year’s total, Real Estate Capital data show.
The €625m financing of Dublin’s Dundrum mall indicates lenders’ appetite for Irelands trophy assets.
The €370 million senior loan provided in August to refinance the landmark Warsaw Spire office complex illustrates that German banks are determined to lend in Poland, despite market challenges.
Sato Corporation, the Helsinki-based real estate investment manager, and Finnish bank OP Corporate Bank have agreed an unsecured bilateral loan of €100 million.

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