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UK financial markets were in shock this morning after the UK’s 52 to 48 percent vote in favour of leaving the European Union. A markets rally in the immediate run-up to the vote was reversed, with the FTSE and sterling falling sharply, and swap and gilt rates down.
European CRE finance industry gets mixed signals on interest rates in the face of the UK’s EU referendum
Requests for large real estate acquisition loans in the UK market halved during the first quarter of 2016, possibly reflecting the market pause ahead of the referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU, according to debt advisor Laxfield Capital.
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 […]
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 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.
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.
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 […]
Political, economic and financial headwinds threaten to blow market off course, says Colliers
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.

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