Surge in Europe property lenders

The number of active real estate lenders in Europe, including senior, stretch senior and mezzanine debt lenders, jumped by 29 per cent last year – according to data published yesterday by Cushman & Wakefield. The property advisory firm said that 28 per cent of the 109 property finance providers surveyed are now prepared to underwrite loans of over €100m, compared to just 18 per cent last year.