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Insurance companies like the Italian giant are capitalising on institutional demand for real estate lending strategies.
A drop in lending activity, the appeal of operational assets and increased development finance are among the key findings highlighted by the debt advisor.
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Our annual list of debt providers having the greatest impact on European property markets will be published in September. Here’s a taste of it.
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From one of Europe’s largest insurers launching into real estate debt to a handy comparison of pay grades in the property finance market, here are our top stories of 2019 so far.
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The arrival of 5G, demand from ‘hyper-scalers’ and the need for facilities close to cities are among the factors supporting long-term growth.
The decision by Lloyds to share its top real estate job between two people highlights the importance of keeping up with social change.
LIBOR has underpinned financial markets for decades. But the benchmark could be phased out in less than three years, with huge implications for real estate lenders.
Demand outstripping supply, increased investment activity and higher returns are making this space more appealing to lenders.
There is growing demand for construction finance. In the right circumstances, it makes sense for those lenders that understand the risks.
The lure of debt to investors, the evolution of lending products and the need for greater emphasis on ESG were among the topics discussed at our sister title’s conference.
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