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LOOK AHEAD 2018: Political outcomes will lead to greater clarity for real estate

Investors will continue a flight to security in 2018 as political stability remains a chief concern but the fog of Brexit should reveal a path ahead, forecasts David Seymour, real estate partner, at the law firm Ropes & Gray.

CREFC: Discussing the inevitable dip

Property debt professionals need to adapt to change, while preparing for a market correction, argued panellists at CREFC’s recent London conference.

Nick Weber: Parking capital

Henderson Park’s Nick Weber is targeting value-add opportunities in a late-cycle market. Europe’s wall of debt maturities is helping to create them.

Scarcity of core assets among 2018 concerns: survey

The European property industry remains cautious but positive on the coming year, bolstered by an improving macroeconomic outlook for the eurozone and real estate’s continued attractiveness as an asset class, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2018 survey.

Lenders struggle in equity-heavy UK market – De Montfort

The report shows a raft of organisations keen to originate debt, but deals more difficult to source.

UK property debt market resilient despite Brexit

Real estate activity in the country remains strong on bullish demand for London core assets from overseas players, argued lender panellists at the recent LMA’s Syndicated Loans conference.

UK election: Increased lender caution expected

The Conservative government’s failure to secure an outright victory in Thursday’s general election will add to a climate of uncertainty surrounding the UK’s property market, warned lenders and real estate investment managers.

Brexit still has the capacity to shock

The triggering of Article 50 passed with little reaction from the real estate finance industry, but it brings into sharp focus the political and economic challenges facing the UK and Europe.

MIPIM: Two ‘Donalds’ more deadly for UK than Brexit

Property services firm Colliers International has predicted that the future policies of Donald Trump and Donald Tusk, European Council president, will have a greater impact on UK real estate than the imminent triggering of Article 50.

UK CRE looks relatively steady, for now

Despite the political and economic backdrop, investors still see UK commercial property as a safe haven – for the time being.

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