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Institutions chasing risk at the peak of the cycle

A key concern for institutional investors in 2019 is abundant capital in real estate driving down returns and adding more risk, according to the global placement advisory firm Probitas Partners.

Lenders should not always give borrowers what they want

Although some borrowers are asking for higher leverage, lenders should only provide it when there is a clear opportunity to add value to an asset.

Laxfield: borrowers show higher appetite for leverage

The debt advisor and investment manager saw in 2018 higher requests for loans with LTVs ranging between 65% and 70%, according to its latest UK CRE Debt Barometer.

Financing retail requires an urgent rethink

Retail property needs to adapt to survive. And to ensure it has an adequate supply of debt, lenders and borrowers must adjust their approach.

Europe’s office opportunity moves south

Investment volumes for German offices are down as investors and their lenders increasingly look to Spain.

Former Colony exec: new sale-and-leaseback business is a ‘credit play’

Georges Asmar's new venture will target Europe’s $4trn corporate real estate market.

DOWNLOAD: What now for retail property lending?

UK retail real estate values are falling, forcing lenders to question their exposure to the sector. Download our presentation for more.

VIDEO: Europe’s CMBS revival is “sustainable”

Christian Aufsatz, head of European structured finance at rating agency DBRS, expects market dynamics to support a continued revival of Europe’s commercial real estate securitisation market.

Italy must shore up its laws to attract global capital

The dubious case involving Blackstone in Milan is only the latest obstacle for foreign investors.

Another upbeat MIPIM, though concerns about headwinds are building

Industry figures at the annual Cannes gathering predicted another strong year for real estate, but acknowledged threats including Brexit and slower eurozone growth.

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