27th May, 09:30 AM, Online Event: European Debt Finance & Investment

Real Asset Live, Live Online Event: UK Timezone | 27th May | 09:30 – 10:30

2020 seemed set to be a positive year for the real estate debt market, which offers significant opportunities for investors to capture attractive risk adjusted returns. But where are we now? Real Estate debt has been one of the fastest-growing property asset classes in recent years and has played an increasing role in acquisition financing, thanks to the ongoing demand for debt finance from developers and investors’ hunt for yield. How will the global health crisis influence the market? Is it expected to be a short term or longer term influence?

There is a significant requirement for real estate debt finance in the market and more alternative lenders are seeking to exploit the opportunities. As for sources of debt lending, experts expect  a moderate increase in debt funding for real estate investments coming from alternative lending platforms and a moderate increase in debt financing from non-bank institutions.

What are the prospects for the months ahead? Will the previous surge in institutional interest in debt continue or will we see a pause? Debt has been described as an ‘investment superfood’ that can enhance portfolio performance. What are the advantages, and what are the risks? What is happening with loan sale activity in Europe? In which countries or regions is the activity likely to be concentrated? What impact will the expected ‘lower for longer’ interest rates have on the market? Will politics or economics be the main driver of financial markets for the rest of 2020? What are the prospects for investment activity in Europe this year? The current crisis is a solvency crisis but it may lead to a significant economic crisis; will this create issues with liquidity?

Attendance is free for this interactive online event but registration is essential – please book now to ensure your place and receive your link to join the Real Asset Live event.

Please Note that all timings are based on the UK timezone. The event begins at 09.30 UK / 10.30 CET


Norbert Kellner
Head of Syndication, Berlin Hyp AG, Germany

Dr. Carsten Loll
Partner I Real Estate, Frankfurt/Munich Linklaters, Germany

Jonathan Lye
Director Auxilium Financial Risk Management, United Kingdom