News & Analysis

Why Chicago Teachers has not invested in RE debt in 18 months

The pension fund, among others, is concerned about the additional risks managers in the strategy are taking in order to meet higher return targets.

The B-piece niche in CMBS

Tighter regulation of CMBS in the US has created opportunities for those willing to hold riskier bonds for long periods.

Banks are buying into innovation

Real estate lenders’ investments in fintech start-ups demonstrate their keenness to catch up with the times.
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Amundi to manage real estate debt allocation for UK pension scheme Nest

Nest is targeting 5% of its £8bn in assets for private debt investments as it takes it first steps into private markets.

Should we believe the blockchain hype?

Digital ledgers and tokenisation are viewed by many as the future of finance. But the technology’s role in funding real estate remains nascent. By Ross Davies.

How tech could help property lenders

Real estate finance has a reputation for being slow to adopt new technologies,. But, as Ross Davies discovers, proptech, big data and AI are expected to shape the industry’s future.
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Debt providers are exploring continental Europe to grow their loan books

Non-bank lenders' growing interest in continental Europe has coincided with a drop in investment in the UK.

DOWNLOAD: The latest CRE lending data

The most important UK and Continental European commercial real estate deals collected in our database, updated every Monday.

Allianz’s real estate business is targeting €100bn AUM by 2024

Chief executive François Trausch says the ambitious plan will partly be driven by lending.
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The mainstream is widening in real estate

As operational real estate becomes the norm across the property industry, so-called ‘alternative’ assets are no longer on the periphery for investors or lenders.
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