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French banks’ €300m show of faith in the luxury hotel sector

Crédit Agricole and Société Générale have financed Henderson Park’s acquisition of the iconic Westin Paris-Vendôme at a time when luxury hotels are in vogue for investors and lenders.

Hispania sources €340m loan to refinance debt

The Spanish REIT, recently bought by Blackstone, has signed a facility maturing in February 2020 with BNP Paribas.

Niche property lending requires different pros-cons considerations

Lending to a singular alternative real estate sector means a firm must be ready to underwrite a property type’s unique risk and demonstrate specialist expertise.

How German clinics attracted €655m of debt

French bank Société Générale has underwritten the financing of a huge healthcare deal, highlighting the allure of the sector to lenders.

Aviva provides £264.5m healthcare loan

Healthcare REIT MedicX has refinanced £233.7m of existing loans from the insurer, while increasing the facility by £30.8m.

Wells Fargo finances student accommodation scheme in Brighton

The US bank has provided a £45m loan to the GCP Student Living REIT, which has noted a ‘structural shortfall’ of such assets across the UK.

Maslow bets on regional UK housing development in record month’s lending – Exclusive

The London-based debt provider lent £100m across four residential and student accommodation deals in June.

European student housing needs more lender support

Investing in university accommodation on the continent makes sense, but finance can be difficult to source, writes Raj Kotecha, co-founder of Amro Real Estate Partners.

AccorHotels secures €1.2bn green revolving credit facility

A syndicate of 15 banks signs the five-year loan, with the margin of the debt facility linked to the French group’s ESG performance.
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