SOURCE: IPF Research

SOURCE: IPF Research

While 2012 and 2013 remained steady, real estate debt transactions picked up strongly in 2014 and soared in 2015 particularly in the resi and PRS sectors as non-traditional lenders (such as insurance companies, pension and debt funds) entered the market providing alternative sources of finance.

More competition in the market meant that margins dropped which resulted in lower costs of borrowing.

Demand remain strong in the student and office sectors offering international investors robust returns.