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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.

Maslow launches £100m-plus annual UK hotel business line

The specialist lender has launched a service to meet increased demand from developers in the hospitality sector.

Why Cain lent £385m in London’s build-to-rent market

The real estate investment firm has made its debut loan in purpose-built rental accommodation, backing Henderson Park and Greystar.

Inside the deal: RDI’s serviced offices refinancing with Aberdeen Standard

Real Estate Capital speaks to borrower RDI and lender Aberdeen Standard about their recent debt deal in London’s flexible office market.

LendInvest securitises home loans to access cheaper funding

The specialist lender has completed a £259m securitisation as part of its strategy to expand its capital base.

Five talking points from Savills’ state of the property debt market address

The need to refinance a huge pile of maturing debt, lenders’ reticence to fund retail, and the growing importance of cashflow were among key topics raised at the consultancy’s latest Financing Property presentation.

Sentiment survey: less pessimism overall, but continued wariness about retail, availability of UK debt

CREFC Europe’s latest quarterly survey of market sentiment highlights pessimism about the retail sector and lower expectations for liquidity in the UK.

Rise of the challenger lenders

Most did not exist a decade ago. Now, the UK’s emergent property debt providers, including challenger banks, peer-to-peer platforms and specialist lenders, are raising their profiles and their ambitions.

UK still offers long-term opportunities for real estate investors, despite Brexit turmoil

Just as the Brexit vote dampened activity, this year’s political uncertainty is taking its toll. But, as in 2016, certain sectors remain resilient, writes Lorna Brown of Legal & General Investment Management Real Assets
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