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Data: European commercial lending terms, H1 2019

European commercial real estate investment activity was subdued in the first half of 2019. CBRE data show overall volumes were down 19 percent in H1 2019, year-on-year, to €120 billion. However, debt markets remained relatively active, with refinancing deals supplementing acquisition financing transactions. CBRE’s European Debt Map for Q2 2019 showed that in nine out […]
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Blackstone’s €337m financing deal shows lenders’ faith in Europe’s luxury hotel sector

The private equity firm’s property lending business has backed Värde Partners’ new hotel brand.
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Atrium choses bank loan over bonds for its Polish retail refinancing

Retail specialist sees more attractive secured financing costs as it refinances debt used for the acquisition of Poland’s Wars Sawa Junior retail complex.

Growth in regional Polish offices attracts German banks

Helaba and pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank have backed a portfolio owned by Globalworth.

Allrise hires CEO, plans real estate debt funds – Exclusive

The US-based financial firm is planning a summer launch for vehicles focused on Central and Eastern Europe and the US.

Lenders’ guide to Europe, part 3: Germany is a squeeze for lenders

In the third of our four-part examination of Europe's lending opportunities, the German, Central and Eastern European and Nordic markets are under the microscope.

Poland is proving resilient

Its populist government is a cause for concern, but real estate market fundamentals make the country worthy of consideration.

HSBC mega-loan shows faith in Polish retail

Against a backdrop of rising consumer spending in Poland, UK bank HSBC has financed the €1 billion acquisition by a consortium of investors of a retail portfolio in the country.

Duo in €205m Warsaw office portfolio refinance

Berlin Hyp and Erste Group Bank have financed the Warsaw property portfolio of Austrian developer Immofinanz with a €205 million loan.

Immofinanz refinances €1.6bn of debt in 2017

Immofinanz, the Austrian property developer, has refinanced around €1.6 billion of debt this year, representing 60 percent of the group’s financial liabilities by end of September.

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