October 2016 Issue

    Month: October
    Year: 2016

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    Editor’s letter: Which lenders are riding out the storm?

    Much of this issue is devoted to the third annual edition of our “Top 40 European Lenders” special. This represents our attempt to put in the spotlight those organisations which have remained active players in spite of the testing conditions and which have carved out market niches for themselves.

    A flight to Havana, Cuba

    Obama and Castro’s detente opens opportunity for US real estate investors, reports Justin Slaughter.

    Techies take over the Motor City

    The Detroit real estate market is finally showing signs of growth as a new type of worker moves in, reports Justin Slaughter.

    Caution, uncertainty and opportunity

    Andrew Antoniades of CBRE explores what the UK’s EU referendum vote means for development finance.

    Top 40 European lenders

    Despite challenging market conditions, a diverse array of organisations continues to provide finance to the European property sector. Real Estate Capital’s roll call of the most active lenders in European property finance today once again demonstrates the weight of capital available in the market.

    Market leaders stay resolute

    Real Estate Capital’s Top 40 European Lenders shows that the most active in the sector intend to stay the course, but the lending game has become more challenging, writes Daniel Cunningham

    ACORE Capital – Go big or go home

    ACORE Capital has shelled out $4bn in loans over the course of the last year, but for its four managing directors who have worked together for decades, this kind of activity is nothing new, reports Al Barbarino.

    Special Feature: Saving the planet, one default at a time

    CRE sustainability initiatives can protect lenders against risk while helping to reduce the environmental impacts of commercial buildings, reports Al Barbarino.

    CAPITAL WATCH: Recent lending deals September 2016

    In Ireland, Morgan Stanley provided fresh finance for the 1.2 million square foot Blanchardstown shopping centre near Dublin, following its purchase in June by Blackstone.

    CAPITAL WATCH: Private real estate debt funds September 2016

    The latest figures compiled by our Research & Analytics division show there are 116 real estate debt funds in the market, seeking just over $48.9 billion of capital in total.