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Student accommodation
The extent to which universities bring students physically back to campus will determine property debt providers’ appetite for financing student accommodation.
Jayne Backett, banking partner with law firm Fieldfisher, says debt providers need to consider the unique risks of financing data centres.
The emerging co-living sector taps into demand for affordable housing solutions in gateway cities and from young professionals who value experience more than assets.
A nine-month ‘national timeout’ for the hospitality sector will bolster liquidity, according to the private wealth law firm.
Data centres
Market observers expect deals like ICG-Longbow’s recent data centre loan to become more frequent as new working patterns drive internet usage.
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According to the co-working company’s EMEA real estate head, its rescue by SoftBank allows for “very sustainable growth”. But property debt providers will need to decide if they still have faith in the business model.
At the recent CREFC conference, Patrick Nelson discussed the office space company's business model following its refinancing, its use of SPVs in leasing deals, and its relationships with landlords and lenders.
Student accommodation: a growing sector for real estate investors
The vehicle will primarily lend against PRS and student accommodation assets in Spain and the UK.
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