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The Colony Capital boss says the US property loan market is on the brink. Lenders in Europe should take note.
Since the global financial crisis, regional US banks have rapidly gained market share in commercial real estate lending. By Michelle Phillips.
Sebastian Vetter
Sebastian Vetter has taken the helm at DekaBank’s property lending business. Real Estate Capital talks to him about his plans.
The German bank increased new lending in North America by 41% year-on-year in H1 2019.
Natixis aims to capitalise on property investors’ international activities by operating an originate-to-distribute model across continents. Emmanuel Verhoosel, the French bank’s global head of real estate and hospitality, discusses market conditions.
Rising interest rates, CMBS volatility and the likelihood of higher spreads are among the factors borrowers in the US need to think about, writes Ryan Krauch of Mesa West Capital.
The German bank generated €6.1bn of new real estate loans in the first nine months of 2018, up 7% year-on-year despite lower activity in Europe.
In the second of three instalments, Real Estate Capital examines the leading lenders in Europe today.
The German bank recorded €4.2bn of new real estate lending in the first half of 2018.
Lending in the US is an attractive proposition for European organisations, but fierce competition is already hitting loan margins.

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