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As loan extensions expire and lenders and borrowers face the impact of higher debt costs on their investments, skilled asset managers are in demand.
Phil Hooper Pluto Finance
The former head of real estate at UK bank NatWest discusses his market outlook following his move into the alternative lending sector.
Birchwood Real Estate Capital is the new lender on the block. Founder Lorna Brown and director Kate Tovey tell Daniel Cunningham why being a female-led business will help the firm to stand out.
John Grayken has run one of the most successful private equity real estate businesses in the world for almost three decades, staying true to strict but simple investing principles. He tells affiliate title PERE what they are.
The high-profile departure comes two years after the New York-based bank’s reorganisation of its property businesses.
Duncan Batty and Dan Riches will be taking on John Barakat’s role at M&G as he leaves the property lending platform he set up 12 years ago.
Michael Zerda, head of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies in Europe, will take on Amy Klein Aznar’s role at LaSalle as she becomes executive chair of the debt and special situations business.
The debt specialist will lead a new dedicated strategy to invest in real estate credit opportunities globally.
The asset manager has hired real estate finance specialist Natalie Howard from DRC Capital to lead a comprehensive debt business.

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