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The German debt advisory aiming to break into the UK

Laurus Property Partners has set up shop in London with the hiring of former Lloyds banker Andrew Wheldon.

The benefits of going solo and then syndicating

German banks’ ability to underwrite mega-loans shows their confidence in the originate-to-distribute model when the right deals come to market.

LBBW goes big with €1.1bn Potsdamer Platz redevelopment loan

A comprehensive repositioning of the retail space inside the Potsdamer Platz Shopping Arkaden is scheduled to begin next January.

Helaba’s new German real estate boss: Expect ‘fierce competition’ in 2019

Jan Peter Annecke recently took over as head of the bank’s German real estate lending division. Real Estate Capital spoke to him about his plans and outlook for the market.

What the Garden Tower financing tells us about German offices

MünchenerHyp's financing of one of Frankfurt's most distinctive buildings highlights three trends in the German office market.

Aareal’s new lending volumes up as it keeps US drive

The German bank generated €6.1bn of new real estate loans in the first nine months of 2018, up 7% year-on-year despite lower activity in Europe.

Pbb’s new lending down on cautious approach

The German bank expects a strong final quarter to push new lending volumes to the lower end of the €10bn to €11bn range for 2018.

Berlin Hyp shows appetite for development with €220m loan

The German bank finances a fully let office project in its home market as it increases new lending to the higher-margin development space.

How lenders are navigating the late-stage of the cycle

Credit market specialists gathered at EXPO Real in Munich in October. How to deploy debt capital with a downturn looming was a hot topic.

Germany’s shortage of builders says a lot about European real estate markets

We might be at a late stage of the property cycle, but capital providers are determined to find routes into the market.

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