Welcome to Real Estate Capital’s first directory of real estate debt advisors active in Europe today. The information contained in the 17-page directory below was provided by the companies featured. The directory includes information on 42 organisations, including specialist property debt advisory firms and the European real estate debt advisory units of larger companies. Collectively, they report advising on a total of €109.7 billion of debt in European markets in 2019.
Since the 2007-08 global financial crisis, Europe’s real estate finance market has diversified. An array of alternative debt providers have joined the traditional bank lenders to supply finance. As borrowers’ options have increased, so has demand for the services of financial intermediaries. The companies featured in this directory provide a range of services, including sourcing loans for borrowers, providing advice to lenders, restructuring clients’ existing debt, and acting for either the buyer or seller of legacy loan portfolios. As the pandemic continues to create uncertainty, the role of debt advisors is likely to increase. Borrowers face the challenge of navigating a less smoothly functioning debt market. Some will face problems servicing their existing loan obligations. Others will recognise the need to get their finances in order as the crisis takes its toll on the property industry.
Against this backdrop, the Real Estate Capital Debt Advisors Directory will serve as an essential tool for borrowers and lenders alike.