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As managers shift to focus on near-term challenges, sustainability and social impact goals are at risk of being deprioritised.
Across the financial and asset management worlds, claims about sustainability are coming under scrutiny. For real estate lenders, ensuring that their approach to ESG-related lending is clear and accountable is becoming imperative.
The participants in Real Estate Capital Europe’s mid-market roundtable seek to discover opportunity in a segment buffeted by economic headwinds.
The manager is on the hunt for borrowers with ESG-related business plans.
A survey by the German real assets manager shows an 18% increase in clients that demand ESG data in response to new EU targets.
As interest in green lending strategies rises, US lenders are looking to their European counterparts for a roadmap to writing sustainable loans.
The imminent tide of refurbishments to meet environmental standards will provide opportunities for lenders.
Alternative lenders have been increasingly active in green and sustainable lending for European real estate, in part motivated by investors' net-zero targets.
It is hard to pinpoint the volume of sustainability-linked lending right now, and it will take time before it is the default in real estate lending, yet some progress has been made.

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