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Gaining ground

Lenders trying to capture high-yielding opportunities should consider the lack of debt available to buy land for Spain’s residential comeback.

Dealing with the logistics

European logistics is a market real estate lenders cannot afford to ignore, but it has its challenges.

Catalexit crisis is here to stay

Real estate market players investing in Spain through equity or debt should be aware that the struggle over Catalonian independence is not a minor setback.

The UK needs flexible lenders

Non-bank lenders’ recent strong performance shows that real estate debt providers in the UK should look outside core, prime markets.

Guest comment: Time for some student revision?

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

Five EXPO takeaways

Macro-economic prospects, challenges for investors, and bankers' efforts to cope with low margins were among topics of discussion at this week's EXPO Real fair in Munich.

Mind the gap

A conservative approach to lending is favouring real estate finance in core London, which is widening disparities in lending across the UK regions.

A sector still benefiting from hindsight

The past decade has been turbulent for European real estate finance, but the market that has emerged is more robust.

Europe is adopting US-style debt brokerage… slowly

Advisory services are becoming a more accepted aspect of commercial property markets on this side of the Atlantic, although they lag their heavily intermediated American counterpart.

Blackstone to capitalise on Spanish ‘bail-in’

Following Santander’s rescue of Banco Popular, its JV deal with Blackstone to tackle €30bn of distressed real estate assets could prove a success story for both the bank and the private equity real estate giant.