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Higher leverage and more active challenger banks: lessons from JCRA’s data

Analysis of UK real estate finance transactions in which the debt and hedging advisor played a role during the past two years highlights wider market trends.

UK CRE lending has been loss-making for three cycles, industry watchers claim

Property lenders must create late-cycle strategies to avoid the “profitability black hole” of previous cycles, a debt working group has urged.

Europe’s Top 40 Lenders 2018, part 1: The UK and German banks

More organisations than ever before are aiming to provide debt across Europe’s commercial property markets. In the first of three instalments, Real Estate Capital profiles those making the biggest impact.

Laxfield raises additional £250m for UK debt fund

The vehicle has been upsized to £750m on the back of ‘strong’ demand from borrowers, coupled with investors’ appetite, says director Alexandra Lanni.

Aviva provides £264.5m healthcare loan

Healthcare REIT MedicX has refinanced £233.7m of existing loans from the insurer, while increasing the facility by £30.8m.

Australia’s largest pension fund enters European property lending

AustralianSuper has teamed up with TH Real Estate in a £280m London development financing.

NPS’s $1.5bn office buy underscores Korean investors’ Europe CRE demand

South Korean real estate investors are flocking to Europe, partly buoyed by favorable domestic regulatory changes.

How Barclays and the UK government plan to tackle the housing crisis

A new £1bn fund will provide liquidity for smaller builders aiming to get construction projects off the ground.

Chris Bennett to lead DekaBank’s London branch

The banker will replace Mark Titcomb following his retirement from the banking industry.

Lloyds refinances 38 loans in one deal

The bank has provided £230m of debt to back US REIT Global Net Lease’s entire UK office portfolio.

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