Monthly Archives: February 2016

Propertize’s Reinout Van Riel discusses state of the NPL market ahead of European NPL conference next week

With just 10 days before the NPL Europe 2016 spring summit kicks off in London, CoStar News speaks to three of the key companies participating to hear their thoughts on the dynamics of the European non-performing loan market space. Reinout … Continue reading

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Kennedy Wilson confirms another £200m slated for sale as the European property investor continues to mature

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Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate (KWE) has announced a second tranche of asset disposals, with around £200m worth slated for sale by mid-2017, as the fast-maturing listed property company seeks to crystallise profits and redeploy proceeds in its favoured four … Continue reading

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‘Brexit’ reality looms: is UK exit a damp squib or are we on brink of structural precipice?

UK markets have entered a four-month period of volatility after prime minister David Cameron fired the starting gun last Saturday on whether Britain should remain in the EU. Whether the impending historic referendum – confirmed for June 23 – has … Continue reading

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BAML tests CMBS market with first deal of the year in €317m Blackstone-sponsored Kingfisher transaction

BAML has launched the first European CMBS of the year, the securitization of a loan extended to Blackstone to acquire the Kingfisher retail-led property portfolio in Germany from bad bank FMS Wertmanagement. The capital structure for the €317.05m TAURUS 2016-1 … Continue reading

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KPMG: €32bn of live European loan portfolios up for sale

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There is currently more than €32bn in ongoing European loan portfolios transactions, according to KPMG, including as much as €17.5bn in commercial real estate-led transactions. KPMG, in its annual European Debt Sales report published yesterday afternoon, reports that there are … Continue reading

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UK CRE portfolio market warms up with £500m in live deals

Approximately half a billion pounds in UK commercial property investment portfolios has come to market within the last couple of weeks, as deal flow finally starts to pick up. It has been a relatively slow start to the year for … Continue reading

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Syndicated real estate loan market in EMEA net beneficiary of H2 capital market closure

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Syndicated lending to real estate in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) of €40.0bn in the second half of 2015, together with upward revisions for H1, drove annual volumes of €74.7bn, completing the second full year of data, as … Continue reading

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Deloitte: European loan sales volumes to surpass €130bn in 2016

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European legacy loan de-leveraging is forecast to smash 2015’s record annual disposals of almost €105bn with sales to top €130bn this year, in a punchy prediction by Deloitte as part of its comprehensive market review and outlook. Deloitte has identified … Continue reading

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European CRE lending estimated at €125bn for 2015 as macro headwinds develop

New commercial real estate lending in Europe rose by almost 39% to €125bn in 2015, according to estimates by Cushman & Wakefield, in a 12 month period which saw financing markets continue to fragment across the lending spectrum in pricing … Continue reading

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