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UK still offers long-term opportunities for real estate investors, despite Brexit turmoil

Just as the Brexit vote dampened activity, this year’s political uncertainty is taking its toll. But, as in 2016, certain sectors remain resilient, writes Lorna Brown of Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets

Real estate debt investors must build around Brexit

The UK has been a hotbed for real estate debt funds, but uncertainty over Brexit and a high level of competitiveness are taking their toll.

International banks provide £625m for London’s HSBC tower, despite Brexit uncertainty

The Qatar Investment Authority has signed a debt facility with a syndicate of six banks to refinance its global headquarters in the Canary Wharf financial district.

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.

Will debt for retail real estate dry up?

Retail property values are falling, forcing lenders to question their exposure to the sector.

German banks need a legal fix to stay competitive in post-Brexit Britain

The Pfandbrief Act needs to change if Germany’s lenders are to use cheap funding to write UK loans.

Brexit and the logistics market

As the prospect of a disorderly Brexit grows, logistics investors are evaluating the potential costs and benefits of the UK’s impending divorce from the European Union.

Less cyclical? Maybe. More complex? Definitely

The conservative use of debt by commercial property investors has reduced the likelihood of boom-and-bust, but the market is becoming more intricate in this elongated cycle.
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The German debt advisory aiming to break into the UK

Laurus Property Partners has set up shop in London with the hiring of former Lloyds banker Andrew Wheldon.

Beds, sheds and debt: JLL’s tips for 2019

Real estate debt is a “great place to hide out” at this stage of the cycle, attendees at JLL’s UK predictions event heard.
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