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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.

Adding spice to loan portfolios

Senior lenders are aiming to supplement their business with higher-risk financing. It’s a natural progression, but boundaries should not be overstepped.

Starwood checks into Spanish hotel deal

The lender has provided a €110m loan in its latest financing in the hospitality sector.

Hammerson secures £1.5bn RCF to back Intu purchase

A syndicate of 12 banks has provided the three-year debt facility with an initial margin of 100bps.

Allianz to add development lending to its debt capabilities – Exclusive

The German insurer is aiming to diversify its property loan book with ‘enhanced’ lending products.

Major Paris loan goes green

Ivanhoé Cambridge and Natixis Assurances obtain Europe’s first Climate Bond Certified label for a €480m debt facility to fund the development of the DUO towers.

Debut Islamic UK RMBS widens funding options for sharia-compliant lenders

Al Rayan Bank’s first Islamic residential mortgage-backed securitisation in the country is expected to pave the way for further transactions of this type.

HypoVereinsbank finances Frankfurt skyscraper with $250m loan

The German bank has written the 32% LTV facility, syndicating €100m to ING.

Barings refinances London’s Café Royal with £165m loan

The private lender has provided a 47% LTV debt facility in a ‘rare’ financing opportunity, as it targets alternative sectors across the UK.

Niche UK lenders still bridging development debt gap

Titlestone Structured Finance and Shawbrook Bank have provided £42.5m across two facilities for a London residential scheme.

HSBC’s Polish deal stands out in early 2018 business

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

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