March 2019 issue

    Month: March
    Year: 2019

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    Five things US borrowers should consider in 2019

    Rising interest rates, CMBS volatility and the likelihood of higher spreads are among the factors borrowers in the US need to think about, writes Ryan Krauch of Mesa West Capital.

    US debt funds fight for territory

    Private real estate debt vehicles need to prove their value to investors in a more crowded and competitive market.

    Why it is still a good time to be a borrower

    Analysis of the latest commercial real estate lending data, provided by CBRE, shows debt terms are favourable for sponsors.

    Real Capital Analytics on why 2018 will be a hard act to follow

    Last year saw record real estate investment volumes, but factors including Brexit and weaker economic growth may mean 2019 is not as buoyant, writes Tom Leahy, senior director for EMEA analytics at Real Capital Analytics.

    Brookland Partners on availability of debt capital

    Lenders are keeping Europe’s property market financially liquid, despite Brexit and the extended nature of the current real estate cycle, argues Nassar Hussain of Brookland Partners.

    Rothesay Life: The low-key insurer making its mark in property finance

    Specialist insurer Rothesay Life is not a household name, but its sole underwriting of Goldman Sachs’ new European HQ puts it into the big league.

    M7’s Fraser: ‘Banks could be more transparent about what they can finance’

    The firm's head of capital markets Hugh Fraser gives an insight into borrowing conditions across Europe.

    Sentiment survey: What the market really thinks

    To test the mood of the European commercial real estate market, Real Estate Capital teamed up with the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Europe to publish its first sentiment survey of the sector.

    Will debt for retail real estate dry up?

    Retail property values are falling, forcing lenders to question their exposure to the sector.

    REC Awards 2018: The winners revealed!

    The organisations and deals voted last year's best can be announced at long last.

    Lenders can be part of the solution for retail

    Debt providers and borrowers need to work together if they are to help struggling shopping properties.

    Why bankers are becoming debt advisors

    With many lending organisations’ origination parameters limited, experienced staff are being attracted to roles as debt intermediaries.

    The UK build-to-rent debt market needs more data

    The pipeline of purpose-built rental housing for the UK has never been fuller. But while institutional equity is bullish, the sector’s lenders need more clarity on market metrics.

    Lenders will benefit as flexible working loses its cool factor

    Land Securities’ launch of a flexible office brand is the latest example of the model going mainstream.

    Fundraising is down, but debt remains a ‘great place to hide out’

    Debt strategies will continue to play an important role in the coming years, despite the volume of capital raised for property credit funds dropping sharply in 2018.

    Global RE debt fundraising sees 48% drop

    Capital raised for real estate debt funds globally in 2018 fell precipitously after peaking at $39bn the previous year.