December/January 2017 Issue

    Month: December
    Year: 2017

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    Private real estate debt funds

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

    Sony Center loan stands out among late-year deals

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

    Residential finance: The European opportunity

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

    Residential Finance: The Spanish revival

    Residential development in Spain is back, with banks again willing to provide finance and reckless lending a thing of the past. 

    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.

    Europe needs a crash test

    Work needs to be done, but ‘adjusted market value’ can alert property lenders to looming drops in value, in good time, argues Rupert Clarke (pictured) of the Property Industry Alliance

    Brookfield sees potential in UK debt

    The Canadian giant’s move into European lending demonstrates the allure of the region’s property debt.

    Nick Weber: Parking capital

    Henderson Park’s Nick Weber is targeting value-add opportunities in a late-cycle market. Europe’s wall of debt maturities is helping to create them.

    Europe’s lenders chase the American dream

    Lending in the US is an attractive proposition for European organisations, but fierce competition is already hitting loan margins.

    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.