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Non-bank lenders’ recent strong performance shows that real estate debt providers in the UK should look outside core, prime markets.
The triggering of Article 50 passed with little reaction from the real estate finance industry, but it brings into sharp focus the political and economic challenges facing the UK and Europe.
Despite the political and economic backdrop, investors still see UK commercial property as a safe haven – for the time being.
Theresa May’s vision of Brexit will challenge the resolve of overseas lenders to UK property, but how many will be deterred?
Why, when a market is on the slide, its longer-term outlook shrouded in uncertainty and the risks around it mainly on the downside, would you decide to stick your money in anyway?
European CRE finance industry gets mixed signals on interest rates in the face of the UK’s EU referendum
International banks feel the allure of US lending opportunities as European market slows  Plenty has been said about the slowdown in European transaction activity this year, a confluence of investor caution about historically low yields in certain markets, and next week’s EU referendum in the UK. It’s interesting, therefore, to check in with the European bank […]
There’s nothing quite like MIPIM. On Tuesday, with the sun beating down and the tempo sedate, the property extravaganza in Cannes was keeping the punters calm and happy. On Wednesday, as the wind howled and rain lashed anyone brave enough to venture outside the packed Palais des Festivals ‘bunker’, the whole shebang suddenly seemed more challenging […]
Just three weeks into the campaign leading up to the 23 June referendum which will decide whether or not the UK is headed for Brexit, it’s clear that the uncertainty is already affecting UK real estate lending.

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