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Financings like the £60m, five-year revolving credit facility for Supermarket Income REIT should become more regular in the UK grocery retail sector as demand mounts.
While debt providers are right to be highly cautious of the troubled sector, there are compelling financing deals to be found amid the gloom.
Nordics lender Nordea offered competitively priced debt, but was picked to finance the Trinity Quarter development, in part to strengthen the US manager’s lending ties in the region.
Nick Sanderson says the UK landlord obtained an interest cover ratio waiver on its sole secured loan to ensure 'flexibility' amid reduced retail rents.
Retail icons are being toppled, spelling major trouble for US shopping malls as a cascade of defaults looms.
Losses and write-offs on retail debt could reach £10bn, while £22bn of development loans face delays, the latest UK lending market report by Cass Business School predicts.
Lending against income-producing residential assets, retail repurposing, and greater scrutiny on sustainable finance will be important topics for Europe’s property lenders this year.
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Stories about non-bank lenders and non-traditional asset classes were among the most popular of the year.
Industry participants at this year’s CREFC Autumn Conference heard how underwriting the relevant technologies, understanding demographic changes and pre-empting the end of LIBOR will be critical to effective lending.
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