Votes continue to flow in for our second annual awards, but the accolades are still up for grabs (CAST YOUR VOTE HERE). As battles are fought in key categories, there is still time for early leads to be dashed ahead of the 8 January 2016 voting deadline.
The European bank lender of the year race is currently neck-and-neck between Deutsche Bank, which wrote €5 billion of new loans this year, and pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank, which again proved itself to be a consistent lender across Europe this year. However, ING, HSBC, Lloyds and Citi stand every chance of gaining ground as the voting continues.
The insurance company lender of the year category is being keenly fought for, with AXA, Standard Life, Aviva and Allianz in the running. With insurance lenders becoming further entrenched in the European CRE lending market this year, several organisations could reasonably claim the prize.
In the US categories, the CMBS issuer of the year is proving to be a competitive race, with Deutsche Bank, Wells Fargo, Greystone and CCRE battling it out. This year, there are five additional US categories, with the Real Estate Capital awards expanding from 20 to 27 categories in total.
A quick reminder of our rules: vote for one contender in each category; vote in as many, or as few, of the 27 European and US categories as you wish; and do not vote for your own company. Do please feel free to forward to interested parties and keep the votes coming – yours could make all the difference!
The results will be revealed in a special supplement to be published in Q1 2016.