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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.

ACOFI’s fifth debt fund likely to involve value-add loans

French fund manager ACOFI has launched its fifth property debt fund, with a fundraising target of €600 million by July 2018.

Debt funds are not one-cycle wonders

Investors remain keen on real estate debt, as recent fund closes, including more than £1 billion for PGIM Real Estate, demonstrate.

Near-zero rates will endure, CFO Forum delegates hear

Lenders and borrowers in the US real estate debt market should embrace historically low interest rates, as they will continue to hover near zero for the foreseeable future. That was the sentiment several real estate finance managers and directors voiced at the IMN Real Estate CFO Forum this week.

Still no verdict on interest rates

European CRE finance industry gets mixed signals on interest rates in the face of the UK’s EU referendum

Negative interest rates are driving up the costs of CRE lending

Negative interest rates implemented by central banks are driving up the costs of real estate lending, the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council (CREFC) Europe has warned.

2016 Forecasts: Lower growth, but another good year for European property

As 2015 ended there was a lot of discussion about the direction for property in 2016 particularly in the UK where the question was whether the market has peaked.

Fed rate hike to have ‘no impact’ on CRE, experts say

The much anticipated increase by 0.25 percentage points to a range of 0.25 to 0.5 percent will have no impact on commercial real estate, according to industry experts.

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