Real Estate Finance
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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Summary of our REF panel at the 2017 Syndicated Loan Conference, announcement of the new LMA REF certificate course; briefing on the BBP Acquisitions Sustainability Toolkit; update on the next APL & LMA event; recent documentation updates; and legal and regulatory news.
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.
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.
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.