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There are pieces to be picked up in Europe’s fractured retail landscape

A flurry of acquisitions this week demonstrate how the region’s brick-and-mortar shops remain in play for certain investors.
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Five reasons to consider financing data centres

The arrival of 5G, demand from ‘hyper-scalers’ and the need for facilities close to cities are among the factors supporting long-term growth.

The property industry should embrace flexible working

The decision by Lloyds to share its top real estate job between two people highlights the importance of keeping up with social change.

How to get comfortable with financing senior living

Cain International’s Graham Keable explains why the firm recently wrote a £56m loan against a London retirement home.

Prepare for a LIBOR-less future

LIBOR has underpinned financial markets for decades. But the benchmark could be phased out in less than three years, with huge implications for real estate lenders.

CMBS needs greater regulatory backing

Iain Balkwill, partner at law firm Reed Smith, argues that the legislative treatment of commercial mortgage-backed securities will harm the long-term growth of the product.

The case for selective development lending

There is growing demand for construction finance. In the right circumstances, it makes sense for those lenders that understand the risks.

What we learned at the PERE Debt and Finance Forum

The lure of debt to investors, the evolution of lending products and the need for greater emphasis on ESG were among the topics discussed at our sister title’s conference.

Europe’s Top 40 Lenders 2019: Do you deserve to make the cut?

We’re already considering which firms should make this year’s list. There’s just over a week to argue why yours should be included.

Operators are key in the growing senior living sector

Demographics and a demand-supply imbalance are compelling reasons for debt providers to back senior living, although partnering with experienced operators is crucial.
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