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Colliers International’s Robert Campkin says debt secured against tenants’ credit is an attractive option for businesses amid the market uncertainty of covid-19.
Office scene
Writing loans against office property is currently difficult. But lenders were already pondering the evolution of the sector before covid made things more complicated.
Distressed hotel deals are now visible, but access to many would-be discounted transactions in the sector looks restricted.
Going on stage/waiting in the wings
Debt and equity managers alike are readying themselves to do business in distressed scenarios. But Europe is not delivering too many, for now.
Property debt providers are understandably preoccupied by the pandemic. But it is crucial that progress continues to be made in sustainable finance.
The current crisis is testing the strength of the country’s real estate debt and equity markets. It could also be an accelerant to change.
The post-coronavirus landscape will present new challenges for alternative lenders, writes John Cole of Cain International.
Syndication is slow and capital value forecasts are bleak, but CMBS transactions remain liquid and real estate is expected to retain relative value.
Coronavirus shutdowns have pushed nearly $25bn of US CMBS loans to the brink of delinquency, and the worst is yet to come.
A blue stock market graph on a high resolution LCD screen.
Trimont’s Michael Delaney argues that while the covid-19 crisis dominates the real estate lending market, the transition from LIBOR remains of crucial importance.
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