Five years ago, they emerged to provide mezzanine loans. As the market has evolved, so have lenders aiming to provide high-yielding finance, writes Lauren Parr.
Established debt fund managers are expanding as investors continue to choose
exposure to private real estate debt, writes Jane Roberts.
Short-term lending opportunities are expected to persist, although some bridge finance providers are being forced to change strategies, writes Doug Morrison.
Unlike most pension fund lenders, CPP Investment Board aims to take more risk for more return. Daniel Cunningham meets the European private real estate debt team.
With Brexit and the US election outcome front of mind, political instability is making financiers more cautious. Doug Morrison reports on the key findings of a new report into industry sentiment for the coming year.
As mainstream options appear less attractive, investors are increasingly turning to the likes of student accommodation, healthcare and hotels.
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.
The Paris-based investment and banking firm’s US real estate debt team succeeds by unifying its balance sheet and CMBS lending and says the mortgage-backed securities market will endure new regulations. Justin Slaughter reports.
In the French market, a chronic deal shortage is driving strategic moves beyond core Paris. Lauren Parr reports.
Developers across the European and US real estate markets sourced finance during 2016 to bring their schemes to reality. Jane Roberts, Daniel Cunningham, Al Barbarino and Justin Slaughter examine some of the key deals.