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Confidence is returning to both lenders and borrowers in Europe's real estate markets, despite the ever-increasing regulatory burden market participants are having to accommodate.
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REF Insight

EMEA Real Estate Loans Report, First Half 2017 (July 2017)
Dealogic Insight

Fitch 2018 Outlook- EMEA Property and Real Estate (January 2018)
Fitch Ratings Report

REF Quarterly Bulletin December 2017

Brief summary of the LMA & APL Seminar in February; introducing the new REF Certificate Course; Snapshot with Neil Blake; Results of the LMA Members' Survey; documentation alert regarding the minor updates to real estate finance facility agreements; the latest briefings and submissions; and recent legal and regulatory news.

The future of LIBOR

This briefing by Linklaters examines the FCA’s July 2017 announcement on plans to transition away from LIBOR, expectations of the consequent action to be taken by market participants, potential replacement rates for LIBOR and the issues raised in using the suggested alternatives.

LMA responds to BEIS call for evidence on a register of beneficial owners of overseas companies that own UK property

We have responded to the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) call for evidence on a register of beneficial owners of overseas companies and other legal entities that own or buy UK property (the "Register"). The call for evidence sets out BEIS's plans to create a register of beneficial ownership in order to ensure that the UK remains an open and transparent place to do business when investing in the UK property sector.

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Spotlight on the potential discontinuation of LIBOR

This video interview with Clare Dawson, Chief Executive of the LMA, considers the potential discontinuation of LIBOR.

LMA issues minor updates to real estate finance facility agreements

We have published revised versions of our Single Currency Term Facility Agreement for Real Estate Finance Multiproperty Investment Transactions, Single Currency Term Facility Agreement for Real Estate Finance Development Transactions, and the respective user guides. The changes include updated cross-references across the documents.

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Snap Shot - Neil Blake, Head of UK and EMEA Research at CBRE

We spoke to Neil Blake, Head of UK and EMEA Research at CBRE, following our 2017 London REF Conference in May. Neil spoke about some of the key trends impacting the real estate finance market, and what to look out for going forward.