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2021
We predict debt capital to shift towards alternative sectors, lenders to tackle distressed situations and banks to make strategic divestments.
Real Estate Capital’s 10 most-read articles this year show a sector contending with the pandemic but continuing to function.
roll sleeves up
Forbearance by lenders has meant relatively few loan defaults in Europe’s real estate debt market. But servicers are poised for an influx of workout mandates in the New Year.
Diversity
Real estate debt leaders told us how gathering data, examining company culture and conducting targeted outreach are important milestones in creating diverse organisations.
Real estate lenders are greeting the covid vaccine breakthrough with characteristic caution. But it is tempting to consider more favourable financing conditions in 2021.
Hotels have the chance of returning to pre-covid performance levels, but only if their capital base is properly restructured now, argues Eric Assimakopoulos, founder of Revetas Capital.
Interest rates
Laura Bretherton of law firm Macfarlanes explains what lenders in the UK need to do to be ready for the end of LIBOR.
By backing construction schemes, debt providers are carefully considering future demand for real estate, delegates at CREFC Europe’s conference heard last week.
Frankfurt skyline
Gifford West of loan sale advisor DebtX argues lenders should begin to shed troubled loans before the problem becomes too big.
Loan distress is brewing, banks are playing it safe and alternative lenders are aiming to make gains in the market.
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