September 2017 Issue Share this:TwitterLinkedIn Month: SeptemberYear: 2017 Back to Print Editions Analysis: Pulling back from the edge of the lending cliffThe last two crises were predictable and another debt-fuelled crash can be avoided, senior industry figures have concluded. Daniel Cunningham reportsBorrowers are waking up to the need for dealmakersFrom major consultancies to boutique shops, real estate debt advisors are vying to handle European property finance mandates, writes Lauren ParrEditor’s letter: Selling good adviceWhile real estate debt intermediaries have been a feature of the US market for decades, the need for them simply did not exist this side of the Atlantic, until this cycle.Insurers’ short terms give banks run for their moneyLegal & General’s three-year loan to GreenOak demonstrates how insurance companies are laying their roots in unfamiliar territory, writes Daniel CunninghamA-Z of Debt AdvisorsReal Estate Capital profiles debt advisory firms active across Europe. By Lauren Parr, Doug Morrison and Alicia VillegasTime to consider refinancingThe real estate debt markets are flush with liquidity and it would be timely for sponsors to evaluate their borrowings and get ahead of their requirements, argues Riaz Azadi, managing director at Eastdil SecuredWill HFF make waves across the Atlantic?A big deal in its native US, real estate debt intermediary HFF has opened in London. Daniel Cunningham examines its potential impact on EuropeRoundtable: The calm before the storm?Brexit remains the dominant economic and political issue in the UK, but its effect on the real estate lending market has so far been muted. By Stuart WatsonCAPITAL WATCH: Recent lending deals July/Aug 2017The traditional summer slowdown did not seem to to have too detrimental an effect on Europe's real estate finance market, with several deals closed between late June and late August.CAPITAL WATCH: Investor pricing surveyInvestors are taking a bleak view of the coming year, according to the results of the latest Colliers International and Real Estate Capital Investor Pricing Survey.CAPITAL WATCH: Private real estate debt funds July/Aug 2017The latest figures compiled by our data team show there are 26 Europe-focused debt funds with known targets above €100m currently fundraising.