Market Trend Analysis Report 2021

A huge two thirds (64%) of real estate lenders anticipate new loan originations to increase this year

  • More than half of real estate lenders (52%) expect to expand their team in 2021
  • The majority (69%) consider COVID-19 to be the key risk factor to the UK commercial real estate market for 2021
  • Availability of loans has dropped across all sectors except Industrial / Logistics
  • Ireland is registering the biggest surge in appetite among real estate lenders with a 14% increase on 2020, taking it ahead of Western Europe as the most popular non-UK European location.

While COVID-19 sits at the top of the risk pile, the sector appears to have settled when it comes to the impact of Brexit. Last year, more then two thirds (77%) identified Brexit uncertainty as the main market risk, but this has plummeted to just 2% in 2021.

Tim Schuy
Tim Schuy