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Octopus makes hire in drive to boost third-party capital

The specialist lender has hired former real estate banker Matthew Pritchard as it aims to expand its sources of capital.

CMBS: Five talking points

There will be more securitisation, although the market faces challenges, heard the audience at CREFC Europe’s CMBS seminar.

Helaba finances Korean investors’ Paris purchase

The German bank has backed a consortium led by Hyundai Investment Asset Management.

EC proposals create uncertainty for secondary loan markets

The LMA has discussed suggested amendments with the European Commission. The industry body's head of legal Amelia Slocombe comments some of the key issues.

London offices attract finance in June deals

Real Estate Capital’s data on the latest UK and continental European real estate lending deals.

PGIM REF makes Dutch residential debut with €78.5m loan

The seven-year debt facility, provided by the US lender alongside ABN Amro to Orange Capital Partners, has a LTV ratio of around 58%.

Italy’s new politics makes lending trickier

Italy faces a battle to retain lenders’ renewed faith in its property market amid the unpredictability created by the election of the country’s first populist government.

Debt fund data: July 2018 funds in market

The latest figures compiled by our data team show there are 29 Europe-focused debt funds with known targets above €100m currently fundraising.

Be ready for a rise in the cost of money

An increase in rates could lead to some lenders reducing their maximum LTV levels, says Savills' Nick Hume.

News in numbers: Lenders a-plenty

The figures that shaped the property finance industry from mid-May to mid-June.

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