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Deutsche Hypo’s purchase by one of its rival real estate lenders could prove a canny move.
Innovation in the industry will require debt providers to rethink how they underwrite certain properties.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s UK CMBS deal shows investment banks remain determined to finance European real estate in this late-cycle market.
When it comes to financing residential, it would be wise to choose schemes local people can afford to live in.
Lenders trying to capture high-yielding opportunities should consider the lack of debt available to buy land for Spain’s residential comeback.
The Property Industry Alliance’s ‘adjusted market value’ metric is high-level stuff, but has the potential to prevent catastrophe.
Core investors’ growing interest in providing debt rather than buying prime assets outright makes sense in this prolonged stage of the cycle.
European logistics is a market real estate lenders cannot afford to ignore, but it has its challenges.
Real estate market players investing in Spain through equity or debt should be aware that the struggle over Catalonian independence is not a minor setback.
Non-bank lenders’ recent strong performance shows that real estate debt providers in the UK should look outside core, prime markets.

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