Slight improvement in sentiment amongst property finance companies

Slight improvement in sentiment amongst property finance companies

Press release dated 25 January 2016

  • BF.Quartalsbarometer improves in 1st quarter of 2016 to reach 1.30 points (previous quarter: -0.41)
  • Market trends impacted by uncertainty and urgency

The BF.Quartalsbarometer reflects a slight upturn in current sentiment on the market for property financing deals for the 1st quarter of 2016. With a barometer reading of 1.30, the overall mood has improved slightly compared with the 4th quarter of 2015 (barometer reading: -0.41) – the general assessment as a “balanced market” remains in place, however. Positive development of new business and higher margins were the decisive factor responsible for the slight improvement. The slightly more restrictive assessment of financing conditions and the tendency towards higher liquidity costs for financing companies have impeded a further rise in the BF.Quartalsbarometer. The general sentiment prevailing amongst potential applicants for property finance remains determined by the US Federal Reserve’s decision to increase policy rates, leading to growing demand for interest rate hedges.

“In our assessment, the mood improvement registered by a survey of financing experts corresponds to the market sentiment. On the other hand, the period of the survey played a part at the end of the year as the typical end-of-year business ensures full order books for the respondents. It is also interesting to note that numerous market participants are using forward deals to hedge the currently low level of interest rates. On the whole, the general framework conditions for the realisation and financing of projects remain at a good level,” explains Francesco Fedele, CEO of BF.direkt AG, an independent specialist for property financing strategies and publisher of the BF.Quartalsbarometer.

The independent analysis enterprise bulwiengesa AG carries out the opinion survey amongst some 150 financing experts and performs the evaluation for the BF.Quartalsbarometer.

 

The BF.Quartalsbarometer Q1 | 2016 is available for download here.


BF.direkt AG is a leading, independent specialist for the financing of residential and commercial real estate projects. www.bf-direkt.de

bulwiengesa is one of the largest, independent analysis companies for real estate within Continental Europe. www.bulwiengesa.de

The current report of BF.Quartalsbarometer is available for download immediately at www.quartalsbarometer.de as well as www.bf-direkt.de.

Contacts

BF.direkt AG

Manuel Köppel
Tel: +49 711 22 55 44 136
Mail: m.koeppelspamgeschützt @spamgeschützt bf-direkt.de

BF.direkt PR-Kontakt
GFEI Aktiengesellschaft

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Bulwiengesa AG

Andreas Schulten
Tel: 030-278768-0
Mail: schulten@bulwiengesa.de

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