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The UK Commercial Property Lending Report

The reports are available for purchase online. Please click here to view the reports currently available for purchase and pricing.

De Montfort University’s Commercial Property Lending Report is the most comprehensive report into commercial property lending in the UK and has become a benchmark industry report for the sector. Since 1997, Leicester Business School at De Montfort University has undertaken twice yearly surveys that are financially supported by 16 prominent organisations within the sector.

The authors of the reports are Bill Maxted, an academic consultant within Leicester Business School and Trudi Porter, a consultant and former lecturer at the University.

The reports cover various aspects of the commercial property lending market including its size, recent lending activity and typical loan terms.  The reports are compiled from data provided by approximately 65 of the major banks, building societies and insurance companies as well as a number of debt funds and asset managers that have recently entered the UK commercial property lending market.  These organisations are prepared to provide data because it is collected and analysed by De Montfort University operating as a totally independent body. To see a sample of a recent report please click here.

The reports are used by the Bank of England within its twice yearly Financial Stability Review and are regularly referred to in the Financial Times and property publications such as the Estates Gazette and Property Week.

The reports are published in May and December each year. The launch of the May report is held at an evening seminar in the City of London, normally hosted by one of the financial supporters, where the research findings are presented followed by responses and commentaries by leading figures in the UK’s commercial property industry.  The next report will be published at the end of May 2014.

The reports are available for purchase online, please click here for the purchasing terms and conditions and please click here to view the reports currently available for purchase and pricing.

 The reports are only available electronically and will be emailed to you within 24 working hours of receipt of payment as a PDF document.

For more information about the Commercial Property Lending report please contact Bill Maxted or Trudi Porter at

Links to Financial Supporters

Allen and Overy

Association of Property Lenders 

Bank of England

British Property Federation 

Canada Life Investments


Kingfisher Property Finance 

Financial Supporters


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