June 2018 Issue

    Month: June
    Year: 2018

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    Five trends that could disrupt non-bank lending Stateside

    The US alternative lending market could alert the less evolved European space to pitfalls, writes Arixa Capital Advisors' Jan Brzeski.

    News in numbers: Fundraising frenzy

    The figures that shaped the property finance industry last month.

    Debt fund data: June 2018 funds in market

    The latest figures compiled by our data team show there are 30 Europe-focused debt funds with known targets above €100m currently fundraising.

    Lenders show an appetite for UK development

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

    The benefits of NPL securitisation

    Italian non-performing loan portfolios have been sliced up and sold into the asset-backed securities market.

    Property debt’s global appeal

    With almost $8bn raised worldwide for private real estate debt strategies in Q1 2018, investor interest shows no signs of waning.

    Non-core loans: Spain shines

    The Spanish non-core loan sales market dominated European activity in 2017, although volumes were concentrated in mega-deals.

    RBS: Hooper takes the helm

    As the new head of real estate finance at Royal Bank of Scotland, Phil Hooper’s challenge is to navigate the UK bank’s property business through the late stage of the cycle.

    Non-core loans: Greek banks bearing gifts

    Under pressure from the ECB, Greece’s largest lenders are finally bringing loan portfolios to the market.

    Non-core loans: Still a long way to go …

    Loan portfolio sales activity spiked in 2017 but Europe’s non-core real estate debt pile is still huge.

    Market faces bad (and good) debt wave

    Just as Europe’s lenders are under increasing pressure to deal with non-performing loans, so, too, will they be encouraged to divest performing debt, argues DebtX's Gifford West.

    Europe’s CMBS market heats up

    Lenders are returning to the European securitisation space as senior pricing tightens.

    Schroders turns to property debt

    The asset manager is aiming to deploy £200m of capital through a UK-focused debt fund.

    The Cass report: five key issues

    The report formerly known as De Montfort highlights several trends that are shaping the market, including growth in development lending and the increasing role of non-bank lenders.

    TH shows faith in the UK with £500m debt fund launch

    The real estate investment manager will provide whole loans through its second vehicle focused on the country amid ‘strong interest’ in the market despite Brexit uncertainty.

    What’s keeping lenders up at night in 2018?

    Debt providers are concerned with changes in underlying property markets, but they should not overlook macroeconomic threats, writes Nicole Lux, author of the Cass UK lending survey.

    CREFC Spring Conference: No end in sight for liquidity

    Liquidity in European real estate debt and equity markets shows no sign of drying up, argued panellists at CREFC Europe’s London conference.

    Cass: Second-half rally boosted 2017’s UK lending volumes

    A rebound in commercial property lending during H2 2017 put last year’s figures on a par with 2016.

    The limits of liquidity

    Despite the amount of debt capital available, some borrowers struggle to source real estate loans in Europe.

    Sustainable lending is gaining traction

    Lenders stand to benefit from the growth of an ethical real estate finance market, beyond the obvious reasons.