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Aareal banks on North America for new lending growth

The German bank recorded €4.2bn of new real estate lending in the first half of 2018.

Brexit caution drives down pbb’s UK lending

The German bank has posted an overall 24% year-on-year drop in new business as it maintains a ‘selective stance’ in financing markets.

Blackstone’s St Katharine Docks has a new lender line-up

After withdrawing the London marina complex from the market last year, the private equity firm has closed a refinancing deal with Allianz Real Estate and Brookfield.

What the latest CMBS deal tells us about the structured finance market

BAML’s Devonshire Square transaction in London comes amid widening pricing in the securitisation space.

The slow-burning impact of rising rates

Last week’s UK interest rate hike is not an immediate cause for concern in the real estate debt market, but the gradual shift in monetary policy is a headwind.

CPPIB to increase global real estate credit exposure

The Canadian pension fund is looking to increase its real estate credit assets under management to around $6.2bn to $7.7bn in the next five years.

Why more Japanese investors are demanding real asset loans

These institutions prefer floating rate-based loans to mitigate foreign currency hedging risks.

Why GAM wants to lend in Europe’s regional cities

The asset manager has already raised £200m for its second real estate lending vehicle, providing mid-market whole and mezzanine loans in the UK and Western Europe.

Lloyds provides ‘war chest’ for UK industrial developer

The bank has written a £61m debt facility for Chancerygate.

Cheyne hits hard cap with £600m for real estate debt

Cheyne’s latest vehicle is 80% invested with a greater focus on senior debt funds.

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