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How CBRE GI structured sharia-compliant finance for its Sports Direct sheds deal

The investment manager was asked to arrange funding which met Islamic banking principles on behalf of a separate account client.

Apache’s chief executive on sourcing debt for the UK build-to-rent residential sector

The firm has three schemes under construction in the emerging sector.

Pbb grows US business as Brexit prompts it to remain selective in the UK

The German bank increased new lending in North America by 41% year-on-year in H1 2019.
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Data: European commercial lending terms, H1 2019

European commercial real estate investment activity was subdued in the first half of 2019. CBRE data show overall volumes were down 19 percent in H1 2019, year-on-year, to €120 billion. However, debt markets remained relatively active, with refinancing deals supplementing acquisition financing transactions. CBRE’s European Debt Map for Q2 2019 showed that in nine out […]
CREFC Q3 survey

Sentiment survey: slightly improved industry mood

CREFC Europe’s latest quarterly survey of market sentiment highlights uncertain market conditions but responses in some areas were slightly more positive than in the previous three months.
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Aviva backs ‘defensive’ UK student housing with £236m loan

Alternative asset classes with an operational nature help to build resilience amid uncertainty, Gregor Bamert, the firm's head of real estate finance, tells Real Estate Capital.

Five trends from JCRA’s latest UK property debt report

A drop in lending activity, the appeal of operational assets and increased development finance are among the key findings highlighted by the debt advisor.
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JCRA: Lenders have higher appetite for leverage

The debt advisor saw a trend towards higher LTV loans in the 12 months to June, according to its latest UK real estate report.

The property industry should embrace flexible working

The decision by Lloyds to share its top real estate job between two people highlights the importance of keeping up with social change.

Lloyds’ McDougall: job-sharing is a ‘powerful’ message to the industry

Madeleine McDougall (pictured), the UK bank’s real estate boss since 2017, will share responsibilities with Andy Hulme in a move designed to improve work-life balance.
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