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How lenders are responding to the US ‘retail apocalypse’

Although traditional debt providers have become more cautious about the stateside shopping sector, newer lenders are looking for opportunities. By Michelle Phillips

LendInvest securitises home loans to access cheaper funding

The specialist lender has completed a £259m securitisation as part of its strategy to expand its capital base.

Change in French law creates opportunities for non-bank lenders

France has allowed non-banks to become direct originators.

Sentiment survey: less pessimism overall, but continued wariness about retail, availability of UK debt

CREFC Europe’s latest quarterly survey of market sentiment highlights pessimism about the retail sector and lower expectations for liquidity in the UK.

Where property finance people see opportunities in Europe

Panellists at the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council Europe’s Spring conference argued that interesting market niches can be found across the continent.

Natixis’s Verhoosel: ‘The globalisation of the real estate market is accelerating’

Natixis aims to capitalise on property investors’ international activities by operating an originate-to-distribute model across continents. Emmanuel Verhoosel, the French bank’s global head of real estate and hospitality, discusses market conditions.

Rise of the challenger lenders

Most did not exist a decade ago. Now, the UK’s emergent property debt providers, including challenger banks, peer-to-peer platforms and specialist lenders, are raising their profiles and their ambitions.

The benefits and challenges of operating assets

Tenant demand for leasing space on a flexible basis is fuelling growth in emerging property sectors, according to real estate debt and equity professionals.

REC Debt Fund 20: who are Europe’s leading debt fund managers?

Discover the leading real estate debt fund managers active in Europe today in our inaugural real estate debt fundraising ranking.

Retail property investor urges a fresh approach to valuation

Lenders should encourage valuers to assess retail properties as operational assets, says Ellandi’s Mark Robinson.
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