Insights

  • May 6, 2020

    Stamford Snapshot: 6th edition

    Following on and an update from last Wednesday. Our key observations over the last week: The market appears to have definitely shaken lose who remains at play in the non-bank space. We are surprised on the upside at the depth of capital available, both for existing assets and development. Should also mention residual stock, like […]

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  • April 29, 2020

    Stamford Snapshot: 5th edition

    Following on and an update from last Wednesday. Our key observations over the last week: Demand for debt capital continues to subside, in particular for development/project finance. We have terms issued and agreed on our first structured deal post COVID, a staple of senior and two separate junior positions. The capital here from an Asian fund………some […]

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  • April 22, 2020

    Stamford Snapshot: 4th edition

    Following on and an update from last Wednesday. Our key observations over the last week: We are seeing and doing genuine post COVID deals now, giving us and our clients the benefit of real time risk and pricing benchmarks.  The bias here being reduced risk/gearing with increased pricing, happy to take calls to talk about particular […]

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  • April 15, 2020

    Stamford Snapshot: 3rd edition

    Following on and an update from last Wednesday. Our key observations over the last week: Continued bias in tightened availability of debt capital and those lending taking less risk and wanting greater return, the later in particular for the non-bank market. Demand for debt capital has fallen materially with the bulk of our origination in […]

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  • April 8, 2020

    Stamford Snapshot: 2nd edition

    Following on and an update from last Wednesday. Our key observations over the last week: The bias remains to debt capital tightening, in particular we have seen some non-banks tighten credit criteria or pause lending rather than price for risk. That said we remain encouraged by the amount of debt capital remaining at play for […]

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  • March 31, 2020

    Stamford Snapshot

    Given the extraordinary and dynamic times in which we currently exist, Stamford will provide weekly short form updates on debt capital for Australian real estate investors and developers via email, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds. We promise to wind back output once markets stabilise. We also intend to re-run our annual Debt Capital Markets survey later in […]

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  • March 24, 2020

    Your Certainty in Commercial Property Capital

    Stamford Update Well it’s been the most remarkable couple of weeks of most of our careers. We hope that you are all healthy and safe. Stamford made the decision to send our people to work from home last Monday 16th March. We have systems that are secure and cloud-based so we transitioned to full productivity […]

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  • December 6, 2019

    Loan product alert – December 2019

    Christmas Special – No presale construction finance at 60% LVR We currently have access to funds for high leverage, no presale construction funding. Guidelines: Loan amount up to $25m Interest rate less than 10% No line fee All metro locations Quick turnaround time Contact us now for a term sheet this side of Christmas. Hit […]

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  • December 3, 2019

    November 2019 Outlook

    The recurring theme from the Governor of the RBA is that interest rates will remain low for some time to come. He continually reiterates this theme through the monetary policy statements and other channels. This is as a result of low global interest rates. The questions and uncertainty that becomes apparent from here on is […]

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  • October 18, 2019

    Loan product alert – October 2019

    Construction finance up to 85% LTC from 6.95% p.a. We currently have access to funds with appetite for low presale, high leverage construction transactions with pricing from 6.95% p.a. Guidelines: Up to 85% LTC Up to 72% LVR Low presale hurdle from 45% debt cover Transactions up to $30m All major metro areas Exlusive product […]

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  • September 29, 2019

    Loan product alert – Sept 2019

    Up to 75% LVR under 5% p.a…no way! We have recently seen a significant shift in the non-bank capital market with compression of non-bank rates trending downwards towards traditional banking pricing for investment debt. Lender: Non-Bank; – Loan size: from $1M up to $7.5M; – LVR: up to 70%-75%; – Interest rate: 4.70%-5.10%; and – […]

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  • September 10, 2019

    Build to can’t sell. Let’s be honest.

    This article examines the existing conditions in the build-to-rent market and highlights: Financing constraints on the debt and equity side that are hindering investment in the segment; Lack of tax concession for investors (MIT withholding tax/lack of GST Credits) significantly impacting project returns; and Pointers we can take from overseas with their further advanced build-to-rent […]

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  • August 14, 2019

    Stamford Capital courting overseas investors

    With banks now requiring 100-120% debt coverage for overseas buyers and local appetite reducing for off-the-plan apartments due to Opal and Mascot towers incidents, non-bank lenders have developed zero pre-sales product to cater to this market. Click here to read the full article.

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  • July 16, 2019

    July 2019 Outlook

    Since our last Outlook, interest rates have been reduced twice by the central bank. The second cut had forecasters divided as to the timing, but clearly the rate reduction had been fully priced and expected by the market. The RBA finally abolished the 5.00% employment benchmark that it had been linking policy with, as a […]

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  • July 5, 2019

    Lending after the storm

    Figures show the changing appetite of lenders. As the banking sector recovers from the perfect storm created by APRA restraints, the royal commission and the final Hayne report, lenders are looking to grow their loan books and develop new products for the changing market, according to Stamford Capital’s 2019 Real Estate Debt Capital Markets Survey. […]

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  • July 2, 2019

    Suntec REIT secures Pyrmont’s Workshop for $297m

    We are delighted to announce Singapore-based Suntec REIT has recently finalised the acquisition of the Workshop office building in Pyrmont, an A-grade asset being developed by one of our clients Milligan Property Group in partnership with Stamford Capital Australia and Quintet Partners. To read the article from The Australian written by Ben Wilmot Click here

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  • June 17, 2019

    Banks put tenants under the microscope

    Over the last 12 months banks have been continuing to ramp up scrutiny on commercial property assets. There has been more attention paid to interest cover for investment assets however anticipated interest rate cuts and the recent reduction of bank bill swap bid rate (BBSY) will likely lead to some relief. An emerging trend that […]

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  • June 15, 2019

    Pre-sale criteria continues to constrict development

    Australia’s banking sector is in recover mode after being hit by the perfect storm of influences, according to a new industry survey from Stamford Capital. Due to the effects of APRA restraints, the Royal Commission and resulting Hayne Report, pre-sale criteria continues to constrict residential development, according to Stamford Capital’s Real Estate Debt Capital Markets […]

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  • April 30, 2019

    Commercial finance trends in Australia’s post Hayne Report climate

    As Australia’s banking sector continues its recovery from the perfect storm of APRA restraints, the Royal Commission and resulting Hayne Report – pre-sale criteria continues to constrict residential development, lenders are looking to size up loan books and scramble to develop new products for the changing market and many anticipate an interest rate decrease, according […]

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  • April 17, 2019

    Eastern states stats don’t apply to SA claims report

    Eastern states stats don’t apply to SA claims reportAs Australia’s banking sector continues its recovery from the royal commission and resulting Hayne report, pre-sale requirements continue to constrain residential development with lenders looking to size up loan books and develop new products says a new real estate survey from a national finance broker. But, claims […]

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  • April 16, 2019

    NAB tips peak-to-trough house price decline of 20pc

    NAB has downgraded its house price forecast for 2019 after weak conditions early this year were worse than expected. Sydney and Melbourne will continue to lead the decline, but the major lender now anticipating peak-to-trough falls of 20% and 15% respectively. Perth is expected to remain weak, while the other capitals will hold up. To […]

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  • April 11, 2019

    Real Estate Debt Capital Markets Survey 2019

    With Australia’s property market now in decline, it’s time to deal with the reality. Property developers and investors are seeking new opportunities in a more challenging market as the promise of the property boom wears thin and presales become next to impossible. In a post-Hayne Report environment, major banks are still hamstrung by stringent credit […]

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  • April 10, 2019

    More private commercial lenders offering loans without pre-sales

    More than a third of private lenders in Australia are starting to offer loans to residential developers without pre-sales commitment, as tough times in the housing market call for more fluid lending, an annual survey by lending broker Stamford Capital reveals. Nearly all of the major banks still require pre-sales of apartments and new homes […]

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  • March 28, 2019

    March 2019 Outlook

    It has been a while since our last interest rate outlook paper (Oct 2018), and the landscape appears to have changed. In our last Outlook, we tended to agree with a number of other forecasters that interest rates have a tightening bias, but wouldn’t look to move until late 2019 at the earliest. We feel […]

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  • March 15, 2019

    Loan product alert – March 2019

    Competitive non-bank term debt (FINALLY!) We haven’t seen non-banks being interest rate competitive with the banks since pre-GFC. Finally we are seeing some traction in this space. Following our last product update, we have another highly competitive new non-bank investment/term debt product: Lender: Non-Bank; – Loan size: from $10M up to $150M; – LVRs: up […]

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