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Questioning one of lending’s sacred tenets resulted in a thought-provoking debate at CREFC Europe’s most recent London conference, writes Jane Roberts.
Established debt fund managers are expanding as investors continue to choose exposure to private real estate debt, writes Jane Roberts.
The latest figures compiled by our Research & Analytics division show there are 113 real estate debt funds in market, seeking just over €42 billion of capital in total.
AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets has raised €1.4 billion of capital for its latest debt fund, CRE Senior X, in just over six months, Real Estate Capital has learned.
Blair Lewis, the former CEO of Hatfield Philips International which was acquired from Starwood by Situs late last year, has left the merged company.
Gramercy Property Europe, the sale and leaseback investment fund, has financed a German logistics portfolio with a €131.6 million loan underwritten and arranged by DekaBank.
First Eastdil, now HFF. The competition is about to get tougher in European real estate capital markets advisory.
Venn Partners has sold its second PRS bond, at tighter pricing than the first issued three weeks ago. The £39.4 million financing, secured on assets owned by Quintain at Wembley Park, was issued under the £3.5 billion Private Rented Sector Housing Guarantee Scheme managed by Venn for the government.
Jürgen Fenk, one of the best-respected real estate finance leaders in Germany, is to leave his position on Helaba’s board of managing directors next September to pursue other roles in real estate.
Swedish asset manager Brunswick Real Estate Capital has raised SEK2.6 billion (€267m; £225m) in a first close for its second Nordic senior debt fund. Norway’s largest life insurer, Kommunal Landspensjonkasse (KLP) and Swedish pension fund Pensionsgaranti (PRI) have invested follow on capital, having previously invested in Brunswick Real Estate Capital I.

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