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The far-right surge in Sweden’s election might not be a direct hazard for real estate investors and lenders, but it is a symptom of potentially damaging European political unrest.
Commercial real estate is a global investment market, meaning myriad factors – from trade wars to hedging costs – threaten to upset the sector’s smooth running.
When Lehman Brothers failed, banks’ real estate lending units pulled down the shutters. The implications are still being dealt with a decade later.
A decade after the largest financial bankruptcy in US history, the private real estate industry has been reshaped by tough lessons learnt. In this first of a series of features, we examine the impact of the collapse of Lehman Brothers on global real estate.
As the European Central Bank prepares to wind down its quantitative easing programme, Meghan Morris examines how global monetary stimulus has affected real estate and what the latest development means for the asset class
These institutions prefer floating rate-based loans to mitigate foreign currency hedging risks.
Investment in Italian commercial real estate is down and there are signs of concern among lenders. This seven-slide presentation explores the impact of Italy’s new politics on the property sector.
If commercial property becomes a service industry, asset-level finance will become less relevant.
Under pressure from the ECB, Greece’s largest lenders are finally bringing loan portfolios to the market.
Liquidity in European real estate debt and equity markets shows no sign of drying up, argued panellists at CREFC Europe’s London conference.

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