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Spain is back in business

The debt tap to finance Spanish real estate is on. New players have entered the fray and competition to fund the right assets is growing stronger.

Why lenders are funding niche property debt platforms

Credit lines for specialist lending platforms are becoming a sought-after investment.

Logicor favours unsecured capital structure with €1.8bn debut bond

The company will gradually replace most of its existing secured debt facilities with more issuances under its €10bn medium-term note programme.

AXA IM’s US acquisition expands its debt playing field

Through its purchase of a debt business from Quadrant, the French giant has gained access to a greater set of lending opportunities, and the ability to be more selective.

Aareal’s new lending volumes up as it keeps US drive

The German bank generated €6.1bn of new real estate loans in the first nine months of 2018, up 7% year-on-year despite lower activity in Europe.

LaSalle wants to replicate European credit plays in America following Latitude buy

The Chicago-based investment firm has had an active European real estate debt business since 2010.

Pbb’s new lending down on cautious approach

The German bank expects a strong final quarter to push new lending volumes to the lower end of the €10bn to €11bn range for 2018.

Spanish alternative finance gains traction with new entrant

Azora and Oquendo Capital have launched a property lending platform in Spain, which is expected to raise €300m for its first vehicle.

REC Awards 2018: Let us know your milestones

Help the Real Estate Capital team select which firms will appear on our shortlists for the most prestigious and comprehensive awards in the European real estate finance industry.

‘Air of caution’ as industry braces for late-cycle downside risk

While the prevailing view is that real estate retains its appeal over other asset classes, the annual Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe forecast, published by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, shows investors adapting to the challenges of a ‘tough’ market.

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