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10 years after Lehman, highly geared real estate debt is still available

While some lenders are writing risky UK development loans, they are unlikely to destabilise the lending market, writes Mark Bladon of Investec Structured Property Finance

Niche property lending requires different pros-cons considerations

Lending to a singular alternative real estate sector means a firm must be ready to underwrite a property type’s unique risk and demonstrate specialist expertise.

Investor loyalty to European retail real estate is about to be tested

A sector-wide dump of property is scheduled between now and 2020. The period will be a litmus test for the asset class.

No need to beware a logistics bubble… yet

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

European student housing needs more lender support

Investing in university accommodation on the continent makes sense, but finance can be difficult to source, writes Raj Kotecha, co-founder of Amro Real Estate Partners.

Real estate credit strategies face change of capital support

Some institutional investors appear to have had their fill of real estate debt funds, but others might just be getting started.

EC proposals create uncertainty for secondary loan markets

The LMA has discussed suggested amendments with the European Commission. The industry body's head of legal Amelia Slocombe comments some of the key issues.

Italy’s new politics makes lending trickier

Italy faces a battle to retain lenders’ renewed faith in its property market amid the unpredictability created by the election of the country’s first populist government.

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.

Five trends that could disrupt non-bank lending Stateside

The US alternative lending market could alert the less evolved European space to pitfalls, writes Arixa Capital Advisors' Jan Brzeski.

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