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An ESG-linked debt facility, a co-living loan, and the conditional financing of a retail landlord were among this month’s key transactions.
As GRESB passes the 10-year mark, Lisa Fu puts the industry’s yardstick under the microscope
Green financings, an insurer-bank collaboration and a UK PRS financing were among the standout debt deals closed this month.
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.
Debt providers are exploring new sectors, alternative lenders’ influence is growing, and banks are keen to push their green credentials.
Debt providers stand to benefit from property owners’ growing focus on customer experience.
During 2018, Real Estate Capital heard from many players in the European real estate finance market. Here is a taste of what they had to say on the industry’s key topics.
An influx of capital to the sector, the return of CMBS and the hunt for extra yield were among the year’s most influential trends.
Across the world, real estate owners have made progress in making their portfolios sustainable. However, quantifying the impact of green practices on real estate investments remains difficult.
Providers of property debt can benefit from progress in ESG data and benchmarking provision, argues GRESB’s Josien Piek.
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