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  • May 15, 2024

    Real Estate Debt Capital Markets Report 2024

    Liquidity has returned to Australia’s debt capital markets – but there are still a few hurdles to overcome. Our eighth annual Debt Capital Markets survey shows Australia’s debt capital markets picking up momentum once more, and there’s a strong appetite for growth. In April 2024, we surveyed over 100 lenders for their perspectives on this […]

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  • February 19, 2024

    Our Forecast for Commercial Property Finance in 2024

    Residential and Industrial assets will remain strong. Industrial will continue to shine with logistics, storage and data centres favourable asset types for both investment and development. With housing supply a topical issue, residential will continue to be the darling of commercial property for the next few years, but new builds will still feel the pain […]

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  • December 12, 2023

    Major Multi-Residential Development Funding Conversion

    Transaction Summary  Senior Debt Facility: $209 million Mezzanine Debt Facility: $124 million Term: 32 months Senior LVR: 52.50% Mezzanine LVR: 80% Major Bank Senior & Mezzanine Conversion On behalf of one our long-term Queensland clients, Stamford Capital is pleased to announce completion of the final phase of a structured funding solution supporting development of a major luxury multi-residential […]

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  • November 27, 2023

    Commercial Property Finance: Year in Review

    Beginning of the Year Interest Rate Cycle The start of 2023 was all about interest rates and the question on everyone’s mind was, “when will they stop rising?”. We saw the RBA raise the cash rate in March, April, May, and June, followed by a four month pause and then another in November. The pause […]

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  • July 21, 2023

    New Managing Director Peter O’Connor to Lead Stamford Capital

    Stamford Capital Australia, a leading commercial property finance business, will restructure its executive leadership team in response to sustained rapid growth of the 14-year-old brokerage and forecast expansion of Stamford Capital Investments (SCIM), its investment arm. The restructure will see Peter O’Connor promoted from Chief Operations Officer to Managing Director. Co-founders Domenic Lo Surdo and […]

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  • June 6, 2023

    Real Estate Debt Capital Markets Report 2023

    The tide has turned, and Australia’s markets are no longer awash with capital. Our sixth annual Debt Capital Markets Report charts the fallout from the velocity of cash rate rises as we move into a post-COVID world characterised by high construction costs, tightening of capital, and declining asset classes. In April 2023, we surveyed over […]

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  • February 1, 2023

    2023 Forecast: What to Expect in the Commercial Property Finance Market

    To kick-start 2023, we wanted to share some thoughts on what we’re seeing in market and give you insight on what we’re expecting for this year. The effects of rising interest rates In 2023, we will see the true impact of last year’s interest rate rises take effect on the market. Asset prices will reset […]

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  • July 25, 2022

    App Gives Agents Finance Insights to Boost Sales

    As one of Australia’s leading broker of commercial property finance, Stamford Capital says it is increasingly being asked by commercial real estate agents to provide them, and in turn their prospective buyers, with finance insight to assist in the sale of their property listings. To empower commercial real estate (CRE) agents with this finance insight […]

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  • June 8, 2022

    Real Estate Debt Capital Markets Survey 2022

    A more conservative outlook following the great re-set Are we set for another booming year? Or is the outlook more conservative with the threat of rising interest rates having now come to fruition? Australia’s residential real estate markets burned bright throughout 2021, spurred on by interest rates remaining at all-time lows despite cooling sentiment near […]

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  • June 3, 2022

    Stamford Capital Launches fintech marketplace for commercial real estate agents

    Just months after the successful launch of comr8’s Stamford Capital has released comr8 for agents – an innovative new platform tailored to be the finance arm of commercial real estate agent. Launched last October, the online comr8 platform is free for borrowers of commercial property finance and provides insights on the entire lending market comprising […]

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  • November 3, 2021

    Introducing comr8

    As our closest friends and clients, we’re proud to introduce you to comr8 our new commercial property finance marketplace – connecting borrowers to their best finance solution. For over 11 years, Stamford Capital has been tirelessly working to deliver the best for our clients; our rich history and breadth of experience feeding into every decision […]

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  • July 28, 2021

    Lockdowns still not enough to subdue market liquidity

    The past 12 months have been an interesting time in the debt capital markets and indeed, the property sector in general. What started with a cloud of COVID-19 uncertainty – as we all held our breath to see how the markets would respond – ended with more capital in the market than we have ever […]

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  • June 1, 2021

    Commercial lending back at pre-pandemic levels

    Pre-sales lending criteria easing, deal competition increasing with more non-bank lenders Expectations are for price wars forcing non-banks to lower margins Dramatic swing back in survey results after the bleakness of a year ago Commercial lending appetites are back at pre-COVID levels, with high levels of confidence and optimism across most property sectors. To read […]

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  • May 13, 2021

    Capital Supply Tipped to Exceed Demand

    Lenders are lining up to provide capital on new projects as the property industry suddenly becomes an attractive prospect, a swift turnaround on the situation six months ago. Both bank and non-bank lenders are trying to take advantage of the real estate market, granting more opportunities for developers, however capital supply could outpace demand, according […]

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  • May 12, 2021

    Private capital floods back into real estate debt ‘like a boomerang’

    Private capital chasing higher yields in the booming property market has fuelled an explosion of new non-bank lenders offering construction and investment loans this year, according to one of the country’s leading commercial mortgage brokers, Stamford Capital. “[Lending] has come back like a boomerang. There was a huge dip [last year during the pandemic] but […]

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  • May 11, 2021

    Real Estate Debt Capital Markets Survey 2021

    What a difference six months makes. With Australia’s residential real estate markets running red hot, interest rates at close to zero, and few alternatives for yield, real estate debt is certainly looking attractive. And private lenders are following non-bank lenders into the arena. While there may still be pockets of concern, including commercial and retail […]

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  • April 8, 2021

    Mezzanine finance on the comeback in commercial property

    Mezzanine finance was once a common part of the broker’s arsenal of products, but has taken a backseat in recent years as Big Four lenders shied away from apartment and unit development deals. “Mezzanine finance, or second mortgage, are debt instruments that exist in capital stacks that are most often used in project financing, but […]

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  • Mezzanine finance back in favour as residential presales surge

    According to commercial finance intermediary Stamford Capital, mezzanine and traditional bank financing arrangements are emerging as key trends in real estate debt capital in the commercial property sector, as developers return to trading bank lenders and incorporate mezzanine finance in their development finance stack. To read the full article from the Australian Property Journal Click […]

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  • April 7, 2021

    Cheaper mezzanine funding on the cards for developers

    The resurgent housing market has delivered a double boost to residential developers in the form of cheaper debt as banks look to partner again with mezzanine lenders. To read more of the article in the AFR Click here.

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  • April 1, 2021

    Mezz is back…

    Mezz is back…tell your friends! Mezzanine finance is back, for real. We’ve recently closed two mezzanine loans and have seen an uptick in inquiries for this capital type, which for the last few years has remained dormant. This is an interesting shift in market and perhaps an indicator of where we expect to see activity in […]

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  • January 29, 2021

    New Year Update

    Happy new year all. Appreciate we’ve all been getting a lot of New Year emails regarding the unprecedented 2020 year that was… but here is our take out from a commercial real estate capital perspective following our regular updates during the COVID outbreak: Key Points: We’ve never seen more alternate capital in market, perhaps non-bank […]

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  • November 18, 2020

    The impacts of COVID-19

    The coronavirus pandemic has shifted the way banks and non-banks are looking at lending. To read more of the feature in Mortgage Professional Australia click here.

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  • October 21, 2020

    October 2020 Outlook

    To say the world has changed since our past article would be an understatement. Clearly there is total media saturation on what has to be one of the globe’s worst health crisis in history and its ramifications on both human and economic functions. In our last paper, we had communicated and forecast cash rates to […]

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  • October 2, 2020

    Real Estate Debt Capital Markets Survey 2020

    In early 2020 the real estate debt capital market was quietly optimistic. By January, the residential market had recovered almost all of the losses suffered between 2017 and 2019. Most lenders were looking for new opportunities to reduce their loan books, with 87% expected to maintain or loosen their investment credit criteria. And then COVID-19 […]

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  • September 30, 2020

    Non-Bank Lenders Seize Resurgent Loan Appetite

    Non-bank lenders are leading the charge to capture emerging capital flowing back into the property market as investors emerge from the depths of the Covid-19 crisis, financier Stamford Capital says. According to a survey of 100 lenders conducted in August, lending activity is projected to remain stable, with 70 per cent of respondents expecting major […]

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