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Fundraising is down, but debt remains a ‘great place to hide out’

Debt strategies will continue to play an important role in the coming years, despite the volume of capital raised for property credit funds dropping sharply in 2018.

It’s time for lenders to consider customer care

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

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 trends that shaped the market in 2018

An influx of capital to the sector, the return of CMBS and the hunt for extra yield were among the year’s most influential trends.

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.

Four European property financing trends to have on your radar

The rising total cost of senior debt and growing competition in Europe’s smaller real estate debt markets are among the trends that stand out in CBRE's latest quarterly debt snapshot.

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.

Lenders: ESG applies to you, too

While real estate debt providers have made less progress than their equity counterparts to incorporate environmental, social and governance considerations into their strategies, some lenders have shown how it can be done.

AXA IM’s US acquisition expands its debt playing field

Through its purchase of a debt business from Quadrant, the French giant has gained access to a greater set of lending opportunities, and the ability to be more selective.

Four trends lenders should see as opportunities

As the late stage of the property cycle begins to bite, the 2019 Emerging Trends Europe report indicates where debt providers should put their capital to work.

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