November 2017 Issue

    Month: November
    Year: 2017

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    CAPITAL WATCH: Private real estate debt funds October 2017

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

    Recent lending: Lodha loads up on finance for London development

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

    Meet Lloyds’ new real estate boss

    Madeleine McDougall has taken over Lloyds’ commercial real estate business from John Feeney. Daniel Cunningham talks to them about the handover.

    The case for sustainable real estate credit

    UBS Asset Management’s David Hirst (pictured), chairman of the sustainability workgroup within Real Estate & Private Markets, comments on sustainability in real estate debt.

    Logistics: Facing an exciting future

    Logistics is a fast-evolving market, with exciting areas of growth to tap in to. From drones to driverless vehicles, Lauren Parr investigates the trends lenders should be aware of.

    Logistics: The rise of the mega-deal

    The big logistics transactions seen in the past few months have created financing opportunities for lenders.

    Analysis: Lending in uncharted territory

    Real estate lenders at the recent EXPO Real 2017 were positive about the sector’s prospects, but acknowledged the prolonged cycle.

    Logistics: Europe’s burgeoning market

    The European logistics property market is booming, and lenders are aiming to capitalise.

    Guest comment: Why diversity matters in debt

    Fragmentation is not a bad thing when it comes to the provision of real estate debt in today’s market, Richard Dakin, managing director at CBRE Capital Advisors (pictured), comments.

    French revolution attracts German capital

    German lenders look set to capitalise on increased investment activity in the Paris market.

    Catalexit threatens real estate stability

    Barcelona’s office sector could be hit if Catalonia’s push for secession continues.

    Lenders struggle in equity-heavy UK market – De Montfort

    Lending volumes in the UK real estate market dropped by almost a quarter during the first half of 2017 as lenders struggled to keep pace amid a more equity-driven investment market.

    Europe’s debt fundraisings: Catching the wave

    Debt fund capital raised in the first nine months of 2017 surpasses last year’s total, Real Estate Capital data show.

    Boutique lender Octopus raises £115m for second UK fund – Exclusive

    The latest fund-raising by niche UK lender Octopus Property shows investors are targeting high returns by backing short-term real estate debt strategies.

    Low rates cannot last forever

    Interest rates have been artificially low for a decade, making cheap debt the norm. With rises seemingly imminent, property lenders should take note but keep their cool.