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GreenOak closes first European debt fund on €600m – Exclusive

The firm’s Europe debt head Jim Blakemore (pictured) says fundraising for the regional vehicle was ‘a lot easier’ than it was for its first UK debt product thanks to investors being more comfortable with the strategy nowadays.

DRC Capital closes third mezzanine fund on £600m – Exclusive

DRC Capital has closed its third mezzanine and whole loan fund on £600 million (€682 million).

Lenders must respond to real estate disruption

Innovation in the industry will require debt providers to rethink how they underwrite certain properties.

Private real estate debt funds

The latest figures compiled by our data team show there are 29 Europe-focused debt funds with known targets above €100m currently fundraising.

Brookfield sees potential in UK debt

The Canadian giant’s move into European lending demonstrates the allure of the region’s property debt.

Nick Weber: Parking capital

Henderson Park’s Nick Weber is targeting value-add opportunities in a late-cycle market. Europe’s wall of debt maturities is helping to create them.

Europe’s lenders chase the American dream

Lending in the US is an attractive proposition for European organisations, but fierce competition is already hitting loan margins.

BBVA sells bulk of property assets to Cerberus

Spanish bank BBVA has sold an 80 percent stake in its domestic real estate business to US private equity firm Cerberus for €4 billion.

LaSalle closes third mezzanine fund on £804m

LaSalle Investment Management has closed its third mezzanine and whole loan fund on £804 million (€903 million).

Brookfield to lend in Europe as part of $3bn debt fund

Brookfield Asset Management has held a $3 billion final close for its fifth real estate debt fund, Brookfield Real Estate Finance V, through which the firm has the ability to lend up to 20 percent in Europe.