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Five takeaways from the Cass report

An increase in lending activity, a retreat by the German banks and a drop in residential development finance are among the key trends highlighted by the business school’s latest report on UK property lending.

Laxfield: borrowers show higher appetite for leverage

The debt advisor and investment manager saw in 2018 higher requests for loans with LTVs ranging between 65% and 70%, according to its latest UK CRE Debt Barometer.

Cass: UK property lenders increase activity despite drop in investment

The latest Cass report on UK real estate lending found new loan origination to have increased by 12% to £49.6bn in 2018, despite Brexit uncertainty.

Why Round Hill sees an opportunity in UK residential debt

The real estate investor has backed the recently launched Hilltop, which aims to lend £125m to SME developers over the next 12 months.

Goldman Sachs makes UK build-to-rent debut with £118m development loan

Merchant banking division provides its first multifamily loan in the country to develop Birmingham’s tallest residential building.

International banks provide £625m for London’s HSBC tower, despite Brexit uncertainty

The Qatar Investment Authority has signed a debt facility with a syndicate of six banks to refinance its global headquarters in the Canary Wharf financial district.

UK retail NPL portfolios expected to be put up for sale

CBRE’s head of loan advisory expects an increasing number of non-performing retail loans to hit the market in the next two years.

DOWNLOAD: What now for retail property lending?

UK retail real estate values are falling, forcing lenders to question their exposure to the sector. Download our presentation for more.
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Korea’s Hana sees Europe as a more favourable debt market than the US

Jaewook Kang, managing director of Hana Financial Investment, speaks with Real Estate Capital about investment opportunities and debt liquidity across Europe.
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