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20 January A call to incentivise green finance for existing buildings (MIPIM World Masterclass) 
12 October UK Commercial Property Lending Bounces Back, But Small Lenders Bounce Higher (Bisnow)
22 April UK lockdown impedes property lending activity - survey (IPE Real Assets)
18 March Green loans take root in the real estate debt market (Property Week)
8 February Distressed shopping centre loans being sold by Natwest (The Times)
2 December Lloyds taps CBRE as banks brace for problem loans (Estates Gazette)
26 November BBP Spearheads Launch of New Energy Rating Scheme for UK Offices (BBP press release)
20 November How have Lenders and Their Loan Book Due Diligence Changed During the Pandemic? (CoStar)
9 November Moody's Analytics and City, University of London Partner on UK and EU Commercial Real Estate Data Initiative (businesswire)
15 October Report warns of impending refinancing glut as UK property lending falls 34% (IPE Real Assets)
14 October Exclusive: Property Industry Alliance Launches Build-to-Rent Hub Resource (CoStar)
September / October Distressed debt: Throw out the GFC playbook (IPE Real Assets)
28 September Unpaid rent from ban on evicting commercial tenants 'harms us all' (The Times)
10 September People moves (IPE Real Assets)
24 August Retailers and landlords fall out over rent holiday (The Times)
24 June Boots withholds rent as landlords brace for dismal collection day (The Telegraph)
19 June Government provides further halt to business evictions and more support for high street firms (HM Government press release)
10 June Bank Won't Fail This Time, But A Credit Crunch And Debt Distress Still Loom For Real Estate (Bisnow)
22 April UK property lending costs and defaults to increase in 2020 - Cass survey (IPE Real Assets)
27 March Landlords want debt holiday as commercial rents dry up (The Times)
24 March Government and industry in talks to alleviate rent shortfall chaos (React News)
13 March How green is your debt? (Property Week)
4 March Seven principles for responsible real estate (PlaceTech)
28 February Property Industry Alliance reveals best-practices framework (Property Week)
11 February Audit-style crackdown on surveyors (The Times)
16 October Bank lending against commercial property continues to grow in H1 (City, University of London press release)
9 October Q&A: Emma Huepfl on chairing CREFC Europe (Property Week)
13 September People moves (IPE Real Assets)
7 June

Non-banks fill UK lending gaps (EuroProperty)

1 May UK property lending market remains buoyant in 2018 - Cass survey (IPE Real Assets)
4 April Loan-on-loan deals show how European real estate finance is being gradually Americanised (Real Estate Capital)
11 February Retailers' secrecy 'is just storing up trouble' (The Times)
30 November 'Landscape is changing daily for UK's outdated retail model' (EuroProperty)
29 November Inclusivity in real estate finance will take more than good intentions (Real Estate Capital)
20 November CREFC Europe Autumn Conference opens, focusing on diversity and dynamism in our industry (press release)
September / October 10 years after Lehman: Banking in the shadows (IPE Real Assets)
6 September People moves (IPE Real Assets)
5  September CREFC Europe welcomes new chair, announces new chair elect and directors, and new role in Secretariat (press release)
3 August The UK Commercial Real Estate Finance Market, Ten Years After Lehman (The Property Chronicle)
22 June CMBS: Five Talking Points (Real Estate Capital)
24 May London's Luxury Homes Lure Hedge Fund Cash (Bloomberg)
26 March UK Commercial Property Lending Report set for expansion under Cass Business School (City, University of London press release)
1 March CREFC Europe Spring Conference (CoStar)
14 November CREFC Europe announces new chairman at Autumn Conference (propertyfundsworld)
12 October

Autumn Conference (press release)

11 October New commercial property loans in Britain fall 24 percent (Reuters)
13 September

Industry upbeat on European commercial property lending for 2018 (CoStar)

3 July  Long-term value methodologies report
19 May Overly prescriptive U.S.-style financial services regulations create risk, would not avoid another crash – former Lloyds economist at CREFC event (press release)
1 May Implications of political events for commercial real estate finance markets under the microscope at CREFC Europe conference (press release)
31 March Property lenders unveil bid to overcome build to rent lending barriers (press release)
24 November Investors now the lenders as banks avoid UK real estate (Irish Independent)
18 November CREFC Europe:UK CRE investment performance to languish in mid-digits for years but don’t blame Brexit (XploreMarkets)
16 November CREFC Europe: borrowers and lenders focus on their own universe amid era of unpredictable geopolitics (XploreMarkets)
14 November CREFC Europe kicks off autumn conference as it welcomes HSBC chief as chairman (press release)
24 May UK commercial property lending rises 19% (Financial Times)
3 May Negative Rates May Cost Property Investors More (WSJ)
21 April HSBC property chief announced as CREFC Europe incoming chairman (press release)
20 April Spring Conference Opens Today (press release)
14 April Negative rates causing headaches and increased costs for property investors says CREFC Europe (press release)
16 March A troubling Budget for CRE from the UK Treasury (press release)
5 February EMEA syndicated Real Estate finance loan volumes highest since GFC, according to Dealogic league tables (press release)
9 November Autumn Conference Opens Today (press release)
26 August Don’t forget commercial real estate, CREFC Europe cautions the European Commission (press release)

CREFC: EC failure to accommodate CMBS will hurt finance market (Real Estate Capital)
CREFC Europe urges EC to reflect on CRE debt in upcoming action plan (CoStar)
CREFC Europe lobbies EC on securitisation (Property Week)

13 August CREFC Europe calls for a data and evidence based approach from regulators in response to EBA’s consultation on ‘slotting’ (press release)

New slotting proposals are too prescriptive for real estate, says CREFC Europe (Property Week)
'Slotting' disparity highlighted (Structured Credit Investor)
Banks attack proposed risk weights (Risk)
Industry bodies attack EBA's slotting proposals (Real Estate Capital)
CREFC Europe calls for a data and evidence-based approach from regulators in response to EBA's consultation on 'slotting' (CoStar)

3 August EMEA syndicated Real Estate finance loan volumes for H1 2015 highest since H1 2008, according to Dealogic league tables (press release)
24 July CREFC Europe Launches First Real Estate Debt Education Programme (press release)
26 June European real estate urges EBA to reconsider shadow banking rules (press release)
26 June CREFC Europe announces Lloyds Bank's Madeleine McDougall as chairman elect (press release)
3 June Property lending chiefs launch training programme to create new generation of real estate finance experts (press release)
3 June Savills' lenders report - New entrants welcome, but we need more variety, says CREFC Europe chief (press release)
10 April Real estate industry letter to the European Commission
10 March  Debt as an Asset Class
European CMBS recovery faces capital constraints; Confidence in securitisation has risen but prohibitive capital rules could hold back the commercial mortgage-backed securities sector (Financial News)
Real estate debt emerging as leading asset class, says CREFC chief (Property Week)
Debt is now one of Europe's leading alternative real estate assets, says CREFC Europe chief (Building Construction Design)
11 March CREFC Europe Appointment of Hans Vrensen
Hans Vrensen joins CREFC Europe as director (Property Week)
CREFC Appoints Vrensen (Estates Gazette)
Hans Vrensen leaves DTZ Research for consultant director role at CREFC Europe (CoStar)
Vrensen Takes New Research Role at CREFC Europe (Real Estate Capital)
January / February Regulation: A necessary evil? (IPE Real Assets)
15 October PIA Property Data Report 2014
24 August CREFC Europe response to Bank of England's discussion paper Should the availability of UK credit data be improved?
4  July CREFC Europe response to joint BoE ECB DP on securitisation
July EREF request for EP Urban Intergroup
23 May Industry letter co-ordinated by INREV to OECD’s treaty abuse consultation (Action 6)
21 March CREFC Europe response to EBA securitisation questionnaire
21 January Joint submission with INREV to the European insurers regulator, EIOPA, commenting onthe proposed treatment of CMBS under Solvency II




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