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Global CRE lenders rediscover the New World

International banks feel the allure of US lending opportunities as European market slows  Plenty has been said about the slowdown in European transaction activity this year, a confluence of investor caution about historically low yields in certain markets, and next week’s EU referendum in the UK. It’s interesting, therefore, to check in with the European bank […]

The UK’s ‘Bremainers’ speak out

One way or another, history will be made five weeks from today when the British people vote on whether the UK should remain a member of the European Union. The real estate industry is stocked with opinionated people who no doubt have a range of views on the topic, but the clearest message is this: the referendum is disruptive and a ‘leave’ vote would have little upside.

CREFC Europe’s Spring Conference opens today

CREFC Europe’s spring real estate finance conference kicks off this afternoon in London. Once again, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council is running its education sessions on day 1 followed by a full day of panels, presentations and networking on day 2 tomorrow.

S&P warns of Brexit impacts on UK real estate

A British exit from the European Union (EU) would dampen the prospects for UK commercial real estate and would require ongoing monitoring of ratings on listed real estate investors and structured finance in CMBS or RMBS, Standard & Poor’s (S&P) has warned.

MIPIM still has some sparkle

There’s nothing quite like MIPIM. On Tuesday, with the sun beating down and the tempo sedate, the property extravaganza in Cannes was keeping the punters calm and happy. On Wednesday, as the wind howled and rain lashed anyone brave enough to venture outside the packed Palais des Festivals ‘bunker’, the whole shebang suddenly seemed more challenging […]

MIPIM 2016: European CRE ‘walking a tightrope’

Political, economic and financial headwinds threaten to blow market off course, says Colliers

Brexit jitters put early damper on UK lending

Just three weeks into the campaign leading up to the 23 June referendum which will decide whether or not the UK is headed for Brexit, it’s clear that the uncertainty is already affecting UK real estate lending.

Is European CMBS back from the dead?

Last week, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) applied the paddles to the flat-lining European CMBS market. The investment bank launched a deal which has the potential to get the blood pumping around Europe’s commercial mortgage securitisation market once again. There haven’t been many signs of life since last September, when volatility in the capital […]

REC Germany Forum: 80bps margins are ‘the bottom of the barrel’

Lending margins in the German commercial real estate market are as low as 80 basis points over three-month Euribor.

‘Brexit’ a key risk for UK real estate, Aviva warns

A potential British Exit or so-called 'Brexit' from the EU is one of the key risks that could affect UK real estate returns this year, according to Aviva Investors, the investment arm of UK insurer Aviva.

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