Europe

How to secure development finance

With fewer quality assets in core London areas available, investors have increasingly looked to deploy capital in fringe areas. But how easy is it to finance investment property outside of core districts? And what things are lenders looking for?

The majority of lenders, whether traditional UK banks, investment banks, overseas banks, pension funds or other specialist debt funds, are willing to lend against real estate in core areas – they are comfortable with the location and transactions are driven largely by the quality of the lease and the covenant of the underlying tenant. Leverage is often pushed up, margins are…

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Blockade means uncertainty for future of Qatari investment

There can be absolutely no doubt about the extent of Qatar’s heavy investment abroad in recent years. Since 2004 the gas-rich Gulf state has invested… Read more »

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UK owners still dominate London office ownership

Cash from around the world has poured into the capital’s business districts in recent years, but domestic owners still rule the roost. Looking at office… Read more »

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