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REF Insight

EMEA Syndicated Real Estate Finance Loans Review - Full Year 2016
Dealogic's Loans StatShot

Industry Top Trends 2017: Health Care,Technology, And Real Estate (February, 16, 2017)
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Report

LMA/APL Quarterly Series for Junior REF Professionals on "Real Estate Due Diligence & Security", 10 May 2017, 17.00 pm - 19.00 pm

Real Estate Due Diligence

  • potential approaches to due diligence;
  • the importance of due diligence in a real estate financing context; and
  • a summary of those areas which should be covered.


  • types of security;
  • enforcement of security; and
  • avoiding surprises.

This seminar is aimed at those with less than 3 years experience in the market.


Real Estate Finance Conference, 17 May 2017

With interest in the European Real Estate Market as strong as ever amongst our members, we look forward to another successful conference with over 400 market participants anticipated attending on the day.

The programme comprises an impressive line-up of speakers who will share their views on the key issues and challenges shaping the REF industry today. With a high demand for places, register now to avoid disappointment.

Post-Brexit developments in the UK real estate finance market

On 22 September 2016, the Loan Market Association hosted an Early Evening Seminar entitled "Post-Brexit developments in the UK real estate finance market – a market and legal view". The seminar was a resounding success thanks to the insight of our experienced panellists. A summary of the seminar is available by logging in and clicking the arrow.


Real estate financing in 2017, what is hot and what is not?

On 25 January 2017, the Loan Market Association hosted an Early Evening Seminar entitled "Real estate financing in 2017, what is hot and what is not?". The seminar focused on the current state of the UK real estate finance sector and the developments which are likely to be seen in 2017.

LMA Security Agreement for Real Estate Finance Transactions

The LMA is pleased to announce the launch of a new security agreement intended for use in real estate finance transactions (the "REF Security Document"), as well as consequential changes to the LMA REF facility agreements and term sheets. It seeks to be a starting point for drafting a security agreement by providing a common framework and language, even though it is recognised that the draftsman will need to tailor the security agreement to reflect the particular transaction structure and commercial requirements of the parties involved.


Real Estate Finance Loan Book

With European real estate firmly in the spotlight for global investors, the LMA has published its fourth book, which seeks to cover the many issues to be considered, from tax to security to sustainability, by participants active in the commercial real estate loan market.