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Alicia Villegas

Alicia Villegas
Alicia Villegas is a reporter with Real Estate Capital, based in PEI Media’s London office. Her primary role is to provide news and analysis of the European real estate finance markets. Prior to joining PEI Media in 2017, she was Iberia Correspondent at InvestmentEurope, covering the asset management industry, with a focus on fund sectors. Previous roles have included reporting on the international seafood industry for Undercurrent News.

Octopus makes hire in drive to boost third-party capital

The specialist lender has hired former real estate banker Matthew Pritchard as it aims to expand its sources of capital.

Helaba finances Korean investors’ Paris purchase

The German bank has backed a consortium led by Hyundai Investment Asset Management.

London offices attract finance in June deals

Real Estate Capital’s data on the latest UK and continental European real estate lending deals.

PGIM REF makes Dutch residential debut with €78.5m loan

The seven-year debt facility, provided by the US lender alongside ABN Amro to Orange Capital Partners, has a LTV ratio of around 58%.

Italy’s new politics makes lending trickier

Italy faces a battle to retain lenders’ renewed faith in its property market amid the unpredictability created by the election of the country’s first populist government.

Amundi: Entering the fray

Asset management giant Amundi is aiming to deploy €800m through its first real estate debt strategy. Real Estate Capital headed to the firm’s Paris HQ to find out more.

Goldman goes Dutch for latest securitisation

The US bank has made a swift return to Europe’s CMBS market with an office deal in the Netherlands.

Landmark sale kicks off Greek NPL market

The country’s first major property-backed portfolio sold by a domestic bank met with strong demand.

Italy’s affair with populism spooks lenders

Political turmoil has caused unease in the commercial real estate sector, although some are still prepared to lend in the country.

Wells Fargo backs WELPUT with £140m refinancing – Exclusive

The US-headquartered bank has provided a seven-year facility split between a £50m term loan and a £90m revolving credit facility.

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