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Five reasons to lend in Portugal

The country’s real estate market is in recovery mode and offers opportunities for debt providers.

Treat European growth with caution

The eurozone is rebounding and property markets look resolute, but lenders should not be complacent.

We need to talk about the Presidents Club

The property industry, including the lending community, must respond to the harassment scandal.

Poland is proving resilient

Its populist government is a cause for concern, but real estate market fundamentals make the country worthy of consideration.

Getting regulation right

Efforts to reform banking will bolster real estate finance markets.

Diversification is the trend to watch

Whether by geography, sector or product, real estate finance providers are broadening their scope. Alternative lenders, particularly, are set to benefit from the drive to diversify.

Why debt will be the real estate play in 2018

Credit will provide a major access point into real estate for an increasing number of investors in the year ahead.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: Softer Brexit, softer landing

Against a backdrop of progress in EU exit negotiations, the UK market will present plenty of opportunities for real estate lenders, writes Mark Bladon of Investec Structured Property Finance.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: UK housing presents a clear opportunity for lenders

Market players should help tackle the UK’s housing shortage in 2018, writes Randeesh Sandhu, CEO of residential development finance specialist Urban Exposure.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: Political outcomes will lead to greater clarity for real estate

Investors will continue a flight to security in 2018 as political stability remains a chief concern but the fog of Brexit should reveal a path ahead, forecasts David Seymour, real estate partner, at the law firm Ropes & Gray.