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The merits of the mid-market

There are still pockets of opportunity in this late stage of the cycle – and direct lending in the middle market is one of the most attractive, writes Clark Coffee, head of Tyndaris Real Estate.

Lender competition will intensify in 2018

With a wider variety of capital sources and more financeable geographies and sectors across the continent, Europe will continue to be a battlefield for property lenders, argues CBRE's Marco Rampin.

LISTEN: GreenOak’s Jim Blakemore on the European debt opportunity

In this two-minute audio, Jim Blakemore, the head of GreenOak Real Estate's debt business, explains why he is targeting lending opportunities in continental Europe.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: Softer Brexit, softer landing

Against a backdrop of progress in EU exit negotiations, the UK market will present plenty of opportunities for real estate lenders, writes Mark Bladon of Investec Structured Property Finance.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: UK housing presents a clear opportunity for lenders

Market players should help tackle the UK’s housing shortage in 2018, writes Randeesh Sandhu, CEO of residential development finance specialist Urban Exposure.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: Political outcomes will lead to greater clarity for real estate

Investors will continue a flight to security in 2018 as political stability remains a chief concern but the fog of Brexit should reveal a path ahead, forecasts David Seymour, real estate partner, at the law firm Ropes & Gray.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: Time to reassess risk

As we enter a new year, real estate markets are changing fast and lenders should reconsider assumptions about property fundamentals, writes Yolande Barnes, head of Savills World Research.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: ‘Risk off’ with selective focus on growth areas

Anne Gales, founding partner at Capital advisory firm Threadmark sees four strategies in Europe that should resonate with investors and managers keen to minimise risk next year.

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).

Europe needs a crash test

Work needs to be done, but ‘adjusted market value’ can alert property lenders to looming drops in value, in good time, argues Rupert Clarke (pictured) of the Property Industry Alliance

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