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The impact of the global financial crisis for the real estate sector was first shocking, then painful and, finally, educational.
When Lehman Brothers failed, banks’ real estate lending units pulled down the shutters. The implications are still being dealt with a decade later.
Former Marathon real estate boss David Arzi, at the helm of newly launched Starz Real Estate, believes private equity firms’ property disposals will create lending opportunities.
Mike Shields, who leads ING’s European lending operation, talks with Real Estate Capital about the prospects and trends for 2018.
Berlin Hyp and Postbank have teamed up to provide a €92 million loan for the acquisition of a pan-European car park portfolio for the Bouwfonds European Real Estate Parking Fund III. The lenders, which will contribute equally to the debt facility, have provided a five-year term including an extension option. Berlin Hyp has acted as […]
UK marketplace lender LendInvest has reduced its minimum loan size for commercial and residential property bridging loans as it attempts to roll out its real estate lending business across the UK regions.
Non-bank lenders recorded 242 deals in the UK and mainland Europe in the whole of 2015, according to the latest figures from Deloitte’s Alternative Lender Deal Tracker. This represented a 9 percent increase on the 222 deals logged during 2014.
Investment allocations outside the traditional commercial sectors (office, retail, industrial) have been increasing by 25 percent year-on-year on average over the past 15 years, according to a report by real estate advisor Savills. The report also highlights the rise in European residential investment specifically.
A study from Savills shows that allocations into alternative real estate assets have increased by approximately 25 percent year-on-year over the past 15 years.

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