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As interest in green lending strategies rises, US lenders are looking to their European counterparts for a roadmap to writing sustainable loans.
Interest rates
Laura Bretherton of law firm Macfarlanes explains what lenders in the UK need to do to be ready for the end of LIBOR.
Lenders are facing calls to grant interest payment holidays, force majeure is on people's minds, and operational property is expected to be hardest hit.
A measure to allow some borrowers to request forbearance from special servicers could hinder new loan originations, said a Real Capital Analytics executive.
Historic low rates are a boon for capital seekers, but institutional investors face newfound uncertainty as lower for longer threatens to become lower forever.
The real estate loans market is starting to embrace to move towards SONIA, but questions remain around its implementation.
The UK's regulator has thrown its support behind the SONIA benchmark as a replacement for LIBOR, which could have knock-on consequences for private debt documentation.
The impact of the ECB’s monetary policy reversal, growing caution in the banking sector, and the importance of lending selectively were among the concerns at this year’s EXPO Real.
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.
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