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Europe’s office opportunity moves south

Investment volumes for German offices are down as investors and their lenders increasingly look to Spain.

Korea’s Hana sees Europe as a more favourable debt market than the US

Jaewook Kang, managing director of Hana Financial Investment, speaks with Real Estate Capital about investment opportunities and debt liquidity across Europe.

German banks need a legal fix to stay competitive in post-Brexit Britain

The Pfandbrief Act needs to change if Germany’s lenders are to use cheap funding to write UK loans.

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.

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