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2018 review: REC’s interview highlights

During 2018, Real Estate Capital heard from many players in the European real estate finance market. Here is a taste of what they had to say on the industry’s key topics.

Why Barings is targeting external investors

As Barings Real Estate moves to expand its European lending activities, it plans to raise capital from outside its parent company’s resources.

DOWNLOAD: Life after Lehman

The impact of the global financial crisis for the real estate sector was first shocking, then painful and, finally, educational.

Luck, judgment and money: What it took to thrive after Lehman

A handful of organisations found they were unencumbered by their pre-crisis dealings, able to recognise bottoming conditions and could access the capital to get investing again. They became the post-crisis winners.

A decade since Lehman: 10 casualties of the crisis

Property markets the world over were hit, but some transactions weighed on events – or were shaped by them – more than most. Real Estate Capital and our sister title PERE pick 10 that had the biggest impact.

‘Like the end of the world’: How Lehman crashed the real estate lending market

When Lehman Brothers failed, banks’ real estate lending units pulled down the shutters. The implications are still being dealt with a decade later.

Lehman: Real estate’s day of reckoning

A decade after the largest financial bankruptcy in US history, the private real estate industry has been reshaped by tough lessons learnt. In this first of a series of features, we examine the impact of the collapse of Lehman Brothers on global real estate.

RBS: Hooper takes the helm

As the new head of real estate finance at Royal Bank of Scotland, Phil Hooper’s challenge is to navigate the UK bank’s property business through the late stage of the cycle.

GreenOak: Laying down roots in Europe

Banker-turned-debt fund manager Jim Blakemore is taking GreenOak Real Estate’s lending business into continental Europe.

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