Real estate market players investing in Spain through equity or debt should be aware that the struggle over Catalonian independence is not a minor setback.
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Non-bank lenders’ recent strong performance shows that real estate debt providers in the UK should look outside core, prime markets.
Macro-economic prospects, challenges for investors, and bankers' efforts to cope with low margins were among topics of discussion at this week's EXPO Real fair in Munich.
Interest rates have been artificially low for a decade, making cheap debt the norm. With rises seemingly imminent, property lenders should take note but keep their cool.
A conservative approach to lending is favouring real estate finance in core London, which is widening disparities in lending across the UK regions.
The past decade has been turbulent for European real estate finance, but the market that has emerged is more robust.
The recovery of the Spanish economy, and the country’s real estate market, is leading to a wider range of opportunities for lenders to deploy capital.
A reliance on external markets puts Germany’s real estate lenders in a vulnerable position, but also compels them to consider cautious moves into less familiar territories.
The significant drop in the volume of syndicated loans in the first half of 2017 stands in contrast to increased property investment figures.
Advisory services are becoming a more accepted aspect of commercial property markets on this side of the Atlantic, although they lag their heavily intermediated American counterpart.