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After providing its second shared ownership loan to UK housing provider Heylo Housing, BlackRock’s head of European infrastructure debt says the possibility to facilitate housing security in the country through the financing was a key factor supporting its involvement.
Steve Plavin, recently appointed to lead Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies in Europe, says a wide array of funding opportunities is likely to emerge as European markets reopen.
Property finance veteran Natalie Howard is building a new credit business. She tells us why organisations like Schroders are the ‘natural fillers’ of real estate’s funding gap.
Broadoaks project in Solihull
Market sources say non-bank lenders dominate the financing of such schemes as they look for returns in parts of the market underserved by traditional banks.
Duncan Batty and Dan Riches will be taking on John Barakat’s role at M&G as he leaves the property lending platform he set up 12 years ago.
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The report, compiled by The Business School, formerly known as Cass, reveals new UK lending dropped 23% to £33.6bn in 2020.
The manager, which was founded by former Deutsche Bank credit and real estate specialists in 2015, has already deployed €330m across seven investments primarily secured against European offices.
Lenders argue the often-overlooked G of ESG should be fundamental to all aspects of sustainability.
Property lenders are considering how to incorporate the S of ESG into loan deals.
In the first of a three-part deep dive, we ask how real estate lenders are addressing the E of ESG.
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