As the voting deadline for Real Estate Capital’s annual awards draws near, competition is fierce across several categories. Your vote could make all the difference, so click here to head to the polls before they close at midnight on 8 January.
Bank Lender of the Year – one of the key categories – is particularly tight. At the time of writing, just three votes separate ING Real Estate Finance and Morgan Stanley, although it would not take many votes to put either Bank of America Merrill Lynch or Goldman Sachs back into contention.
The contenders in another key category, Financing Deal of the Year – Investment, are separated by the thinnest of margins. At this stage, it is almost impossible to predict whether the financing of Paris’s Coeur Defense, Blackstone and M7’s Hansteen portfolio, the OfficeFirst German portfolio or Finland’s Sponda platform will win the day. Again, a few votes could make all the difference.
With so many categories divided by razor-thin margins, your votes count. If you haven’t already, vote now on 2017’s standout performers.
Now in their fourth year, our awards cover the European real estate finance markets. The shortlists were compiled by our editorial team after working through our archives, canvassing the opinions of colleagues and industry contacts and engaging in rigorous debate about which firms and deals ought to make the cut.
A quick reminder of the rules: votes will be accepted from your company email address only; you may not vote for yourself or your own firm; you may vote only once; and we encourage you to make selections in as many categories as possible, although you do not have to vote in all of them.