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The organisations are among an increasing number of managers choosing the current volatile environment to better establish their European debt businesses.
We predict debt capital to shift towards alternative sectors, lenders to tackle distressed situations and banks to make strategic divestments.
close race
Late votes could make all the difference in key categories in our 2020 awards, including for the prestigious bank lender and sustainable lender accolades.
Real Estate Capital’s 10 most-read articles this year show a sector contending with the pandemic but continuing to function.
roll sleeves up
Forbearance by lenders has meant relatively few loan defaults in Europe’s real estate debt market. But servicers are poised for an influx of workout mandates in the New Year.
Real estate debt leaders told us how gathering data, examining company culture and conducting targeted outreach are important milestones in creating diverse organisations.
Working late
Covid-19 forced financing volumes down sharply, but our annual lender list shows that activity continued despite the pandemic.
Real estate lenders are greeting the covid vaccine breakthrough with characteristic caution. But it is tempting to consider more favourable financing conditions in 2021.
Hotels have the chance of returning to pre-covid performance levels, but only if their capital base is properly restructured now, argues Eric Assimakopoulos, founder of Revetas Capital.
Interest rates
Laura Bretherton of law firm Macfarlanes explains what lenders in the UK need to do to be ready for the end of LIBOR.

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