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The benefits of German banking consolidation

Deutsche Hypo’s purchase by one of its rival real estate lenders could prove a canny move.

German banks ‘bid for Deutsche Hypo’

LBBW, Aareal and pbb have reportedly submitted offers to buy the German mortgage bank, with a final decision on its sale due in January.

The reappearance of European CMBS

The European CMBS market has worked on a slow burn this year even by its own standards, with the first public deal creeping in just weeks before the end of 2017.

Residential finance: The European opportunity

Continental European markets offer developers and lenders opportunities to back residential projects.

When a rate hike isn’t really a rate hike

The UK’s first interest rate rise in a decade has not ruffled feathers in the real estate market, and nor should it, comments Colliers' Walter Boettcher (pictured).

CREFC: Discussing the inevitable dip

Property debt professionals need to adapt to change, while preparing for a market correction, argued panellists at CREFC’s recent London conference.

Residential finance: Capital housing in the UK

London’s luxury flats are out of favour with lenders, as they focus on what is deemed ‘affordable’ residential in the UK capital.

Emerging trends: Debt tap remains on

Real estate professionals across Europe expect debt to remain liquid into 2018, amid a riskier market, reports Doug Morrison

UK pricing: New year, new hope

Investors are more upbeat about the near future for the UK market, according to the results of the latest Colliers International and Real Estate Capital Investor Pricing Survey.

Investment banks are still in the game

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s UK CMBS deal shows investment banks remain determined to finance European real estate in this late-cycle market.