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No need to beware a logistics bubble… yet

Soaring values should give lenders pause for thought, but European logistics fundamentals remain solid for now.

CMBS market gains traction with UK logistics finance deal

BAML and Morgan Stanley launch €338m loan securitisation in a transaction sponsored by Blackstone – the seventh this year in the resurgent European securitisation market.

DekaBank finances Dubai investment bank’s entry into German logistics

The German lender has provided a €94m, five-year loan at 65% LTV to finance Rasmala’s purchase of assets including an Amazon distribution hub.

Bonds pave China’s Belt & Road plan

Singapore’s GLP has raised capital for its purchase of Gazeley by tapping Chinese President Xi Jinping’s drive to improve trade with Europe.

Emerging trends: Debt tap remains on

Real estate professionals across Europe expect debt to remain liquid into 2018, amid a riskier market, reports Doug Morrison

UK pricing: New year, new hope

Investors are more upbeat about the near future for the UK market, according to the results of the latest Colliers International and Real Estate Capital Investor Pricing Survey.

BAML prices ‘last mile’ CMBS

Bank of America Merrill Lynch has priced a £347.9 million (€389.3 million) UK CMBS, against the backdrop of a market which has been virtually closed for around 18 months.

Warehouse REIT secures £65m financing from HSBC

UK-based Warehouse REIT has sourced £65 million (€73 million) across two financing facilities from HSBC.

Logistics: Facing an exciting future

The rapid evolution of the European logistics sector presents financiers with the opportunity to tap in to an exciting growth area, but it also puts them into uncharted territory. Perhaps more than any other real estate sector, the very nature of logistics is changing. While many lenders now recognise the appeal of financing logistics, getting […]

Logistics: The rise of the mega-deal

Over the last 12 months, the European logistics sector has been subject to a series of mega-deals, most of them funded by Asian capital and carrying a substantial amount of debt. Large platform deals are being driven by the huge volume of equity in the global real estate market, which investors are competing to deploy, […]

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