Strategies

ICG-Longbow provides “war chest” for real estate fund

The funding line will help Hillview’s real estate fund target acquisitions in the UK office sector.

The benchmark holding lenders to ESG targets

A loan deal between ING and Gecina is the first to be indexed on its GRESB rating.

Candy’s CPC Group sells Fortwell Capital in MBO

The bridging finance specialist, now owned by executive director Dan Smith (pictured) and Arthur Jennings, will continue to focus on medium-sized loans.

Octopus corrals £230m for short-term loan strategy – Exclusive

The specialist lender is targeting double-digit returns in the UK bridge finance market.

Technology cannot replicate experience

Fintech will change real estate finance for the better, but lenders’ knowledge of the sector will remain essential.

Debt fund data: Funds in market

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

Allrise hires CEO, plans real estate debt funds – Exclusive

The US-based financial firm is planning a summer launch for vehicles focused on Central and Eastern Europe and the US.

Goldman Sachs MBD: Going big

Goldman Sachs’ merchant bank has closed its largest global real estate credit fund, raising $6.7bn. The bank’s Jim Garman and Richard Spencer explain the advantages that come with size.

Adding spice to loan portfolios

Senior lenders are aiming to supplement their business with higher-risk financing. It’s a natural progression, but boundaries should not be overstepped.

Allianz to add development lending to its debt capabilities – Exclusive

The German insurer is aiming to diversify its property loan book with ‘enhanced’ lending products.

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