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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.
Berlin Hyp and Postbank have teamed up to provide a €92 million loan for the acquisition of a pan-European car park portfolio for the Bouwfonds European Real Estate Parking Fund III. The lenders, which will contribute equally to the debt facility, have provided a five-year term including an extension option. Berlin Hyp has acted as […]
Spanish bank Banco Popular has entered exclusive talks with Blackstone over the sale of a majority stake in its €30 billion property portfolio, the bank said in a statement released on Monday. Blackstone has agreed to acquire 51 percent of Popular’s portfolio, comprising repossessed assets worth an estimated €18 billion and €12 billion of non-performing […]
Berlin Hyp has underwritten a senior loan of €54 million to finance the Airport Plaza building in Brussels, which was acquired by Canada’s Dream Global REIT for €95.9 million last May. The Canadian investor is in negotiations to place the long-term mortgage financing for a term of up to seven years and an interest rate […]
TH Real Estate has been awarded a mandate to invest in the UK Commercial Real Estate (CRE) debt market by The Korean Teachers’ Credit Union (KTCU). The South Korea retirement fund – with assets of 27 trillion won (€20.5 billion; $24 billion) – is investing in senior loans secured on London office assets. The new […]
German real estate company Grand City Properties has raised €600 million under its €1.5 billion Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) programme to refinance or repay its existing debt. The notes, with a maturity of nine years and a coupon of 1.375 percent, had a subscription price of 96.82 percent. The issue was three times oversubscribed, […]
Allianz Real Estate has provided a €290 million loan to German pension fund BVK Bayerische Versorgungskammer for the financing of Ireland’s Liffey Valley shopping centre. The insurer acted as sole lender, providing a seven-year fixed-rate loan “at an attractive all-in rate and a conservative LTV”, Allianz said. It declined to provide further details of the […]
Allied Irish Bank has provided a €155 million loan to refinance the Jervis Shopping Centre in Dublin, Real Estate Capital has learned. AIB Real Estate Finance gave the loan to JSC Properties, a company owned by Northern Ireland property developers Padraig Drayne and Paddy McKillen. The retail park was opened in 1996. The seven-year whole […]
Slovenian lender Abanka is selling a portfolio of European non-performing loans (NPLs) with an original value of about €246 million. The country’s third largest bank said the portfolio comprises “well-diversified” non-performing loans against a variety of different companies, the majority of which have real estate assets as their collateral. The sale process, currently in its […]
German real estate group ADO Properties has issued its inaugural bond, raising €400 million. The bond has a maturity of seven years and carries an annual fixed coupon of 1.5 percent. The firm, focused on the rental housing market in Germany, said the bond was offered to pan-European institutional investors and met with “significant” demand, […]
Investec Structured Property Finance and Lloyds Bank have provided a £85 million senior loan to developer Anthology for a residential project in Hoxton, east London.

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