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Europe’s property debt hiring trends in three charts

Debt funds drove hiring activity across the European real estate debt market in 2018, research from Paragon Search Partners shows.

Invesco RE debt-equity fund locks down at least $205m toward $500m goal

The fund will deploy capital in Europe and North America.

Schroders focuses on alternatives to hit debut credit fund return target

The asset manager has committed an initial £70m of lending through its debut UK-focused vehicle across five loans.

Amundi approaches €150m first close on its debut property debt fund – Exclusive

The asset manager has an additional €100m of commitments to its lending vehicle in the pipeline.

Fundraising is down, but debt remains a ‘great place to hide out’

Debt strategies will continue to play an important role in the coming years, despite the volume of capital raised for property credit funds dropping sharply in 2018.

Europe’s debt fundraising almost halves

Capital raised for real estate debt funds with a European focus fell to $5.74bn last year – down 46% from its 2017 high, Real Estate Capital data show.

Global RE debt fundraising sees 48% drop

Capital raised for real estate debt funds globally in 2018 fell precipitously after peaking at $39bn the previous year.

LOOK AHEAD 2019: Where lenders will deploy capital

Debt providers canvassed by Real Estate Capital discuss where they see prospects for financing in the new year.

ICG-Longbow backs UK retirement housing with £200m loan

The alternative lender sees strong demand for senior living facilities due to rapidly aging population.

Blackstone’s €337m financing deal shows lenders’ faith in Europe’s luxury hotel sector

The private equity firm’s property lending business has backed Värde Partners’ new hotel brand.

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