Bridge lending over troubled water: How financing type is keeping market safe as houses

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Anthony Bodenstein of Whitehall Capital Management

Anthony Bodenstein of Whitehall Capital Management

The bridge lending market has shown remarkable resilience through Brexit and the ravages of the pandemic. Finance has been readily available to investors and lenders have been active.

However, with valuers pricing on the high side, determining real value has proven a challenge. Bridge lending has nevertheless continued to deliver steady and attractive returns. Residential to enjoy continuing outperformance CBRE forecast MSCI UK All Property total returns of -4.4% for 2020, but 2.6% for 2021. Over the next five years, it forecast average returns and rental growth of 4.4% and 0.3% per year respectively, with real estate investment expected to rise by about 30%, from a projected £37bn in 2020 to £48bn in 2021. RLAM appoints head of property from CBRE Multi-family...

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