The eagerly awaited annual report from De Montfort University provides the hard facts to back up the observation that many were keen to make as 2015 drew to a close: the UK commercial real estate (CRE) financing market was in fine fettle.
Lendinvest has become a go-to lender for smaller developers which, since December, has been ramping up its push into development finance. Andy Thomson spoke with two of the firm’s senior executives to find out more.
Venn Partners is raising its first real estate debt fund, working with the UK government to deliver PRS loans, and writing Dutch home mortgages. Daniel Cunningham meets the team to discuss its various business lines.
The Children’s Investment Fund (TCI), the hedge fund founded by activist investor Sir Chris Hohn, made its first major UK real estate loan with a loan of up to £400 million to finance Almacantar’s Marble Arch Tower scheme in London’s West End.