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Five signs of a liquid debt market

In the face of headwinds including Brexit, rate rises and high street woes, these trends show there is still a strong appetite to provide debt.

The slow-burning impact of rising rates

Last week’s UK interest rate hike is not an immediate cause for concern in the real estate debt market, but the gradual shift in monetary policy is a headwind.

Schroder REIT refinances amid risk of rising rates

The UK-focused firm has refinanced a £129.6m loan and extended a £20.5m revolving credit facility.

Be ready for a rise in the cost of money

An increase in rates could lead to some lenders reducing their maximum LTV levels, says Savills' Nick Hume.

Investors set to raise alternative credit exposure: survey

Prospects of rising interest rates could drive increased allocations, research from NN IP shows.

When a rate hike isn’t really a rate hike

The UK’s first interest rate rise in a decade has not ruffled feathers in the real estate market, and nor should it, comments Colliers' Walter Boettcher (pictured).

Nick Weber: Parking capital

Henderson Park’s Nick Weber is targeting value-add opportunities in a late-cycle market. Europe’s wall of debt maturities is helping to create them.

Debt is an apt product for 2018

Core investors’ growing interest in providing debt rather than buying prime assets outright makes sense in this prolonged stage of the cycle.

Real estate industry reacts to UK rate rise

The question now is whether this is a ‘one and done’ move or a gradual realignment that will eventually end a decade of cheap debt.

Scarcity of core assets among 2018 concerns: survey

The European property industry remains cautious but positive on the coming year, bolstered by an improving macroeconomic outlook for the eurozone and real estate’s continued attractiveness as an asset class, according to the Emerging Trends in Real Estate Europe 2018 survey.

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