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Guest comment: Time for some student revision?

The UK student accommodation sector is facing headwinds, writes Hayley Scott of Investec Structured Property Finance.

REC Decade: Property banking, 10 years on

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).

Europe’s debt fundraisings: Catching the wave

Debt fund capital raised in the first nine months of 2017 surpasses last year’s total, Real Estate Capital data show.

Shopping for Irish finance

The €625m financing of Dublin’s Dundrum mall indicates lenders’ appetite for Irelands trophy assets.

Trophy hunting in Poland

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 takes €100m loan from OP

Sato Corporation, the Helsinki-based real estate investment manager, and Finnish bank OP Corporate Bank have agreed an unsecured bilateral loan of €100 million.

NYS agency provides $290m loan on Brooklyn development

MREG formed a joint venture with Palin Enterprises to develop the site in August 2014, city records show. Palin purchased the site in 2006 for $84.57 million.

Miami area condo market ‘on fire’ and ripe for lending

Miami condo market has attracted $4.5bn in financing this cycle, $11bn last cycle.

New berth and helmsman change Aviva’s debt course

Firm's new finance head reveals his expansion plans

Deutsche Bank loans swell property balance for TPG

Texas-based private equity firm TPG continued its rapid expansion into real estate last month by acquiring 75% of a $2.5bn portfolio of US real estate loans from Deutsche Bank’s Special Situations Group. The deal involves higher-yielding debt on transitional assets, along with an 11-strong DB origination and risk management team. The firm struck the deal through a new REIT called TPG Real Estate Finance Trust (TRT) and said it had raised $750m from institutional investors to originate new loans. DB retains a 25% interest.