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Less cyclical? Maybe. More complex? Definitely

The conservative use of debt by commercial property investors has reduced the likelihood of boom-and-bust, but the market is becoming more intricate in this elongated cycle.

The benefits of going solo and then syndicating

German banks’ ability to underwrite mega-loans shows their confidence in the originate-to-distribute model when the right deals come to market.

The UK build-to-rent debt market needs more data

The pipeline of purpose-built rental housing for the UK has never been fuller. But while institutional equity is bullish, the sector’s lenders need more clarity on market metrics.

Lenders will benefit as flexible working loses its cool factor

Land Securities’ launch of a flexible office brand is the latest example of the model going mainstream.

It’s time for lenders to consider customer care

Debt providers stand to benefit from property owners’ growing focus on customer experience.

Urban Exposure on the outlook for UK residential

Tailwinds including government support and opportunities in the build-to-rent sector will support the housing market over the next year, writes Randeesh Sandhu, CEO of residential development lender Urban Exposure.

REC’s predictions for 2019

More development funding, pain in the retail space and growth in M&A deals are among our expectations for the year ahead.

The 10 most-read stories of 2018 and the plan for 2019

Insight into Goldman Sachs’ lending business, data on Europe’s property debt deals and our spotlight on the sector’s top 40 lenders were the most popular stories of the year.

Currency costs are alienating the US for Korean investors

Rising hedging costs have diminished appetite for American real estate in favor of European.

Inclusivity in real estate finance will take more than good intentions

Urgent issues around diversity and inclusion were discussed at CREFC’s London conference last week. The industry’s challenge is how to take meaningful action.

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