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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.

Aareal banks on North America for new lending growth

The German bank recorded €4.2bn of new real estate lending in the first half of 2018.

Brexit caution drives down pbb’s UK lending

The German bank has posted an overall 24% year-on-year drop in new business as it maintains a ‘selective stance’ in financing markets.

What the latest CMBS deal tells us about the structured finance market

BAML’s Devonshire Square transaction in London comes amid widening pricing in the securitisation space.

Why GAM wants to lend in Europe’s regional cities

The asset manager has already raised £200m for its second real estate lending vehicle, providing mid-market whole and mezzanine loans in the UK and Western Europe.

Lloyds provides ‘war chest’ for UK industrial developer

The bank has written a £61m debt facility for Chancerygate.

DRC Capital hires Natalie Howard to expand debt strategies

Former AgFe executive joins the London-based firm as partner.

Five reasons to finance UK residential developments

While certain areas of the market continue to struggle, debt providers are increasingly drawn to the sector’s fundamentals, which offer an oasis of opportunity in the country.

BlackRock continues social housing drive

The firm makes its third debt investment in the sector with a £75m financing for GreenSquare.

Pbb backs Korean investor’s first foray in UK retail warehouse

German bank provides £107m loan to Hana Financial Investments, supporting what is claimed to be the largest single asset purchase in the sector so far this year.

Helaba continues UK drive with London office tower loan – Exclusive

The German bank has provided £55m for the acquisition of The Relay Building by a consortium including affiliates of Harbor Group International and ZC Ronogil.

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