October 2018 issue

    Month: October
    Year: 2018

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    Europe’s Top 40 Lenders 2018, part 3: The non-bank lenders

    In the third of three instalments, Real Estate Capital highlights the alternative lenders most actively providing finance to Europe's real estate markets.

    Europe’s Top 40 Lenders 2018, part 2: The other European and North American banks

    In the second of three instalments, Real Estate Capital examines the leading lenders in Europe today.

    Europe’s Top 40 Lenders 2018, part 1: The UK and German banks

    More organisations than ever before are aiming to provide debt across Europe’s commercial property markets. In the first of three instalments, Real Estate Capital profiles those making the biggest impact.

    News in numbers: Borrowers’ markets

    The figures that shaped the property finance industry from mid-August to mid-September.

    Why it is tough at the top of the real estate lending business

    Lower bank lending volumes, the dominance of investment banks in emerging markets and growing pools of capital in the non-bank sector; clear trends emerged while compiling the latest Europe’s Top 40 Lenders.

    Why German real estate bankers are under pressure

    Lenders are busy in the country’s booming property market, but fierce competition, high property prices and tightening regulation are challenges they face.

    How German clinics attracted €655m of debt

    French bank Société Générale has underwritten the financing of a huge healthcare deal, highlighting the allure of the sector to lenders.

    The NPL deal that could unlock the Cyprus market

    Apollo’s purchase of a €2.7bn loan portfolio from Bank of Cyprus is expected to reactivate the island’s property market.

    NPS’s $1.5bn office buy underscores Korean investors’ Europe CRE demand

    South Korean real estate investors are flocking to Europe, partly buoyed by favorable domestic regulatory changes.

    Five growing risks to real estate

    Commercial real estate is a global investment market, meaning myriad factors – from trade wars to hedging costs – threaten to upset the sector’s smooth running.

    Shop carefully in the retail space

    The UK retail sector may be in crisis, but amid the challenges lenders can still find opportunities.