Guide to borrowing supplement

  • Business adviser analysing figures
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    Meet the matchmakers of real estate finance

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Filling a gap that has emerged since the financial crisis, debt advisers aim to find the best deal from a growing pool of lenders. Guy Montague-Jones and Frances Ivens profile some of the market’s leading players

  • Angel Gardens Manchester
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    How to secure debt for new sectors

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Despite all the Brexit uncertainties, the fundamentals of UK residential remain: plentiful rental demand; favourable demographics; and consumers wanting ‘everything as a service’. Institutional interest in the sector is strong. Last year, we secured a partnership with Harrison Street and NFU Mutual to help fund the 6,500-apartment build-to-rent (BTR) pipeline ...

  • Guy Montague-Jones
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    Guide to Borrowing: navigating the world of real estate finance

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    Today’s debt market is pretty healthy. Developers and investors have a broad range of lenders to choose from and, so far, there is no sign of a return to the reckless practices that caused so much havoc a decade ago.

  • Investing Money
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    Pick-up in CMBS activity proves to be short-Lived

    2019-03-08T00:00:00Z

    CMBS issuance increased sharply at the beginning of last year, but activity fell away in the second half of the year and has yet to recover in 2019 as new regulations and a shift in pricing cool the market. 

  • Bank of england
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    Should investors be looking at hedging strategies?

    2019-03-07T00:00:00Z

    Since the financial crisis, central banks have used their monetary policy arsenal to artificially lower interest rates. This has supported asset prices, including real estate values, and provided stakeholders with the opportunity to clean up their balance sheets. The Bank of England (BoE) is no different, driving interest rates to ...

  • St Edmunds UK small old shop displaying vintage clothes
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    Five key challenges facing borrowers

    2019-03-07T00:00:00Z

    Ten years after the crash, the debt market is now considered healthy but some types of properties are still proving difficult to finance. Industry experts tell Guy Montague-Jones about the remaining problem areas

  • Southampton harbour hotel
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    Partnership approach ensures growth of non-bank lenders

    2019-03-07T00:00:00Z

    Banks’ reluctance to lend in the wake of the crash left a funding gap that others not only filled but excelled at

  • Shoppers
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    How is increased competition affecting lenders?

    2019-03-07T00:00:00Z

    The global real estate investment market remains highly liquid. We saw record investment volumes of €312bn (£271bn) into Europe in 2018 and the highest levels of investment into central London since 2014 with capital coming from right across the globe. CBRE estimates there is about £34bn of global equity looking ...