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CMBS: Five talking points

There will be more securitisation, although the market faces challenges, heard the audience at CREFC Europe’s CMBS seminar.

FAP Invest seeks €250m for German real estate debt

The Luxembourg-based vehicle hopes to surpass the efforts of pan-European funds with a strong focus on German assets.

Amundi: Entering the fray

Asset management giant Amundi is aiming to deploy €800m through its first real estate debt strategy. Real Estate Capital headed to the firm’s Paris HQ to find out more.

Goldman goes Dutch for latest securitisation

The US bank has made a swift return to Europe’s CMBS market with an office deal in the Netherlands.

Italy’s affair with populism spooks lenders

Political turmoil has caused unease in the commercial real estate sector, although some are still prepared to lend in the country.

AEW and Ostrum debt vehicle set for €549m final close – Exclusive

The pair’s Senior European Loan Fund II is 80% invested, with full deployment targeted for September.

A sting in the retail

Amid warnings of ‘enormous complacency’, deepening gloom on the UK’s high streets should encourage lenders to adjust their strategies.

Savills: Lenders may cap leverage when the UK’s refinancing need is at its greatest

The consultancy’s valuations directors warn that a correction in property values could temper lenders’ risk appetite.

Barings backs Hao Tian’s London Corn Exchange acquisition

The private lender has provided an £83m loan to the Asian investor, which has secured a freehold deal for the ‘high-quality asset’.

Blackstone’s Jay: ‘We aim to avoid hard covenants’

Speaking at the Loan Market Association’s Real Estate Finance Conference, Blackstone’s Gadi Jay explained the borrower’s approach to loan structures.

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