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REC’s view

Before this cycle, there was little need for borrowers in European real estate markets to turn to intermediaries for advice. Now, debt advisors’ expertise is valued by many in the sector.
While debt providers are right to be highly cautious of the troubled sector, there are compelling financing deals to be found amid the gloom.
An increased number of investors are optimistic about the long-term future of hospitality, but lenders remain circumspect for now.
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.
Fundraising decline
While our data show global real estate debt fundraising peaked in 2017, sentiment among institutional investors suggests the asset class is not out of steam.
Measuring risk
The crisis has intensified prior sentiment toward sectors such as logistics and retail, but has forced a major rethink of offices.
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Our weekly lending data, insight into covid-19’s impact, and the big reveal of our awards winners attracted the most clicks in the first six months of 2020.
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.
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