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Starwood checks into Spanish hotel deal

The lender has provided a €110m loan in its latest financing in the hospitality sector.

Lenders’ guide to Europe, part 4: Southern Europe recovers

In the last of our four-part series, we examine what Southern Europe has to offer lenders.

REC AWARDS 2017: The lenders of the year

The winners revealed across the REC Awards 2017 lender categories.

Why Blackstone took the agency CMBS route for its Italian refi

The private equity giant enlisted Deutsche Bank to arrange a securitisation of four retail properties in Italy.

Five reasons to lend in Portugal

The country’s real estate market is in recovery mode and offers opportunities for debt providers.

Beni Stabili places €300m unsecured bond

Listed Italian real estate company Beni Stabili has raised €300 million through the issue of senior unsecured bonds, in a deal designed to optimise its funding strategy.

ING continues Portuguese drive

The Dutch bank has backed Marathon’s entry into the Southern European country as rental growth is expected in the office sector.

Spain to drive 2018 NPL sales, says Evercore

‘Mega-deals’ in the Spanish market during 2017 could encourage other banks to put portfolios on the block, says the investment banking firm.

Spain’s bad bank, five years on

Sareb has managed to reduce bad loans by almost one-third, but divestment of toxic assets remains behind target.

VIDEO: DRC’s Lattanzio on Europe and the refinancing trend

Dale Lattanzio, managing partner for DRC Capital, talks with Real Estate Capital about the prospects and trends for 2018.

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