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Andy Thomson is a Senior Editor at PEI with responsibility for Private Debt Investor, the leading title focused on the world's private debt markets. Andy works closely with team members in London, New York and Hong Kong. He has been with PEI for many years, having worked previously on Private Equity International and Infrastructure Investor.
Brightstar Financial, a UK-based specialist lender, has launched a new division called Sirius Private Clients that will focus on financings for high net worth (HNW) residential and commercial real estate transactions.
ACOFI, the Paris-headquartered fund manager, has secured approximately €420 million in commitments for PREDIREC Immo IV, its fourth CRE debt fund.
Much of this issue is devoted to the third annual edition of our “Top 40 European Lenders” special. This represents our attempt to put in the spotlight those organisations which have remained active players in spite of the testing conditions and which have carved out market niches for themselves.
In one of the largest real estate debt deals in India in recent years, Piramal Fund Management (PFM), the real estate-focused fund and funding platform, has invested Rs2,320 crore ($347 million) in various projects being undertaken by developer Lodha Group in Mumbai.
There’s something potentially extremely challenging coming down the line, but it’s very slow-moving: indeed, some would say the movement is imperceptible. So what do you do?
A short period after the UK’s historic Brexit vote, Real Estate Capital gathered together four leading market professionals to talk through the consequences – and gain some insight into what the future may hold. Andy Thomson was taking notes
Amid the continuing uncertainty following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, LaSalle has put its best foot forward. Will others follow? News this week that LaSalle Investment Management (LaSalle) had put together a £110 million debt package to support a housing scheme in London’s Finsbury Park may have raised a few eyebrows. After all, in […]
Avamore Capital, the London-based short-term property finance specialist, has hired Italian national Rocco Versace as an analyst. Versace has been brought in from Anacott Capital Real Estate, the real estate investment and advisory firm, where he focused on the UK and Italian lending markets.
Closed-ended private real estate debt funds raised $18.95 billion in the first half of 2016, according to figures from PDI Research & Analytics.
Did someone say there was a referendum happening somewhere? As we went to press with this issue of Real Estate Capital, the market was of course abuzz with talk about what may or may not happen in the vote itself – and also what may follow from the verdict of the British public.

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