Acquisitions of loan servicing platforms have enabled private equity firms to move into hot new markets on the continent.
How do loan servicers support the real estate finance industry, day-to-day?
Japan Post Bank is the latest Japanese institutional investor seeking real estate debt and other credit funds that serve a conservative investment approach.
With lucrative work-out mandates in short supply, loan servicers are exploring alternative business lines.
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.
Real Estate Capital’s data on the latest UK and continental European real estate lending deals.
An increase in rates could lead to some lenders reducing their maximum LTV levels, says Savills' Nick Hume.
The figures that shaped the property finance industry from mid-May to mid-June.
Asset management giant Amundi is aiming to deploy €800m through its first real estate debt strategy. Real Estate Capital headed to the firm’s Paris HQ to find out more.
The US bank has made a swift return to Europe’s CMBS market with an office deal in the Netherlands.
The country’s first major property-backed portfolio sold by a domestic bank met with strong demand.
The German bank’s £205m loan to Mirae demonstrates the opportunity for European lenders to back South Korean investors.
Political turmoil has caused unease in the commercial real estate sector, although some are still prepared to lend in the country.
The pair’s Senior European Loan Fund II is 80% invested, with full deployment targeted for September.
The return of CMBS creates additional liquidity for the European market, but its scope should remain selective.
Lenders at the Loan Markets Association conference expected the real estate debt opportunity to persist.
Property owners are reluctant to sell assets, meaning refinancing will be a major driver of lending activity.