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Helaba’s lending drops amid ‘challenging’ conditions

German Pfandbrief bank Helaba has seen a 14 percent year-on-year decline in its new medium and long-term real estate lending business, which stood at €4.2 billion in H1 2017.

Helaba hires Schmid from Aareal to succeed Fenk

Helaba, the German Pfandbrief bank, has hired Christian Schmid from Aareal Bank to take over from Jurgen Fenk as its board member for real estate.

Helaba, pbb refinance Czech logistics park

Helaba and pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank have provided a €177 million loan to developer and investor CTP for the refinancing of CTPark Bor, one of the Czech Republic's largest logistic parks.

CPI arranges €440m CEE financing

Central and eastern Europe-focussed investor CPI Property Group has sourced a €440 million financing of a portfolio purchase which covers retail assets across the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary and Romania.

German banks hit lending targets despite market pressures

Several of Germany’s largest specialist real estate banks either met lending targets during 2016 or surpassed the previous year’s origination totals.

Berlin Hyp and Helaba agree 60bps margin cut in €550m BUWOG refi

German residential property company the BUWOG Group has agreed a €550 million refinancing of a 2014 loan with existing lenders Berlin Hyp and Helaba, at a margin of 105 basis points, a 60bps reduction.

Trio of banks provide €164m for Polish retail portfolio

Pbb Deutsche Pfandbriefbank (pbb), Helaba and ING Real Estate Finance have provided a €163.6 million loan to refinance three shopping centres in Poland.

Helaba lends €86m for Oberhausen mall

Helaba has provided an €86 million loan to Frankfurt-based investor and asset manager Kintyre Investments to refinance a shopping centre in the German city of Oberhausen.

Helaba opens Stockholm office

German landesbank Helaba has formally opened a representative office in Stockholm as it aims to capture more business in the Nordic region.

Helaba’s half-year RE lending down 6% to €4.9bn

German landesbank Helaba wrote €4.9 billion of new business through its real estate segment during the first half of 2016, a drop of 6 percent from the same period last year.

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