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Financing deals in the UK capital this month suggest some debt providers are keeping faith in the city’s fundamentals.
Covid-19 is fuelling occupier demand for more flexible office arrangements, meaning less certainty for landlords and their debt providers.
The insurer has closed its largest European debt deal yet, backing a portfolio of prime offices across the UK capital.
The insurer cited the defensive nature of the sector as a reason for its second 30-year social housing debt deal in two months.
The emergent residential sub-sector is high on debt providers’ wish-lists. There are several good reasons why.
Five crucial questions for lenders during covid-19
Property debt providers want to deploy capital despite the pandemic but this crisis demands heightened scrutiny of potential deals.
Lenders are reassessing their appetite for lending in the current market although pressures and risk parameters differ depending on the type of lender.
As debt providers scrutinise their counterparties’ ability to service their debt, some are also adding protective mechanisms to their loan deals.
question marks
A renewed spotlight has been put on the ability of the borrower's tenant to continue paying its rent.
Financings like the £60m, five-year revolving credit facility for Supermarket Income REIT should become more regular in the UK grocery retail sector as demand mounts.

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