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Thinking green
Panellists at CREFC Europe’s Autumn Conference said many lenders are struggling to quantify ESG incentives, despite an uptick in green mortgage issuance.
The M&G-backed development lending specialist says it will bring the cost of borrowing for green schemes down as low as 5%.
The Paris-based manager’s head of real estate says value-add business plans and sustainability targets are key ingredients it is looking for in lending deals.
The pandemic has changed how and where we work. But what does that mean for offices and how they will be financed?
Property finance intermediaries tell Real Estate Capital that sustainability is becoming a crucial factor when sourcing loans.
Green rating
Philipp Wass of Scope, the German rating agency, argues bond investors need to be better able to assess the impact of sustainability on issuers’ credit quality.
Environmental upgrade
The UK manager plans to apply a new lending framework to all its real estate loans, starting with a soon-to-be-launched debt fund.
The firm’s head of European real estate finance explains why the opportunity to finance 10 George Street in London’s Canary Wharf tempted it into its first private rented sector residential loan in Europe.
Canary Wharf
Among the past week’s noteworthy items, the owner of the biggest business estate in London’s Docklands raised £900m through its first green bond issuance.
The digital publication will provide insight into the burgeoning sectors of ESG and impact investing in private markets.

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