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Diversification is the trend to watch

Whether by geography, sector or product, real estate finance providers are broadening their scope. Alternative lenders, particularly, are set to benefit from the drive to diversify.

Lloyds finances science park through green scheme

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has provided a £50 million (€56.7 million) financing through its Green Lending Initiative to a UK science parks joint venture.

Maslow boosts lending with residential and student housing deals

UK-based development finance provider Maslow Capital has completed four financing deals totalling £74 million (€83.8 million), in a move to diversify its loan book.

Primary Health Properties secures financing

UK healthcare REIT Primary Health Properties has signed a £75 million (€84.3 million) refinancing facility with Aviva and a £30 million revolving credit facility with Lloyds Bank.

CBRE poaches PwC’s property corporate finance director

Global broker CBRE has hired PwC’s former real estate corporate finance executive, Philip Shields (pictured), as senior director within its Capital Advisors team.

Hermes writes £120m loan for London hotel

Hermes Investment Management has provided a £120 million (€136 million) loan to UK boutique hotel operator Firmdale Holdings.

Student housing firm Unite opts for £500m of debt

Unite Group, the UK student housing specialist, has signed unsecured debt facilities totalling £500 million (€565 million) with HSBC and Royal Bank of Scotland.

Empiric secures £70m facility from Lloyds

Empiric Student Property has signed a £70 million (€78 million) revolving credit facility with Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking to fund future purchases of student accommodation.

JLL appoints head of hotel debt advisory – Exclusive

JLL has appointed Chris Gow as head of debt advisory for the firm’s hotels and hospitality division in the EMEA region.

Aareal finances Henderson Park’s £500m UK hotel debut

Germany’s Aareal Bank has provided a £330 million (€375 million) senior financing of London-based investor Henderson Park’s debut deal in the UK hotel market.

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