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Listed Real Estate is in remarkably good health

The UK’s listed real estate sector was hard hit by the taper tantrums of 2015. It tried to recover but any hope of a return to the bull market conditions which prevailed from the lows of 2009 were snuffed out by Brexit. The sector hasn’t been the same since. Certainly, that is what you would think if you looked at the Landsec share price. Five years ago it was 971p; today it is 980p, having celebrated the 2015 results along the way with a peak of no less than 1,453p. And Landsec is not alone.... Read More >

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Shopping centre with glass shop front in foreground A slow dance towards transparency Is the real estate debt funding industry ready to change?
Real estate debt funding globally is a huge machine – turning over $400bn annually in the US, and approximately €225bn in Europe, of which the UK makes up roughly 25-30%. The European figure, however, is a very broad estimate because at any Read More >
A pile of gold coins and bars “No, what I meant was…” Interpreting fund manager euphemisms
Given time, most industries develop a jargon which allows participants to exude a professional glow and some degree of intellectual superiority when addressing outsiders (especially when poised to charge for their services). This is notably true Read More >
US dollars on a wooden table Underwriting to the downside… Why current debt market conditions are both a difficulty and an opportunity
UK lending teams reconvening after the summer this autumn and scrutinizing unspent budgets will be looking warily with their credit committees at the challenge of successful deployment in Q4. Most debt investors would acknowledge that there is Read More >
Abstract arrows and numbers Premium income or discounted ‘growth’? The latest on the real estate investment trusts
In the last few weeks central bank watchers claim to have detected a new mood emerging from this summer’s gathering of the clan. A desire to follow the Fed down a path which leads to ‘normalisation’ of interest rates and the unwinding of QE Read More >
Piles of coins with seedlings growing out of the top of them Mind the bank-shaped gap Our debt markets expert Emma Huepfl considers the latest trends in transacted lending
It is almost a decade since the beginning of the end of the debt-driven property boom. Back then, British banks supplied 72% of the finance to the market, Germans and CMBS supplied most of the remainder, and little else could compete. Anyone Read More >
Close-up of stacks of pennies Whither the open-ended funds? Adrian Elwood discusses alchemy in finance and the illusion of liquidity
Everyone knows that it is not possible to turn base metal into gold and yet there is often a degree of alchemy involved in finance. In the case of property, the alchemists would have us believe that if it were only possible to find the right Read More >

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