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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.

Non-bank lenders will compete on price and leverage in 2018, says Link

Alternative lenders in the UK real estate market will broaden their product offering in 2018 to compete more effectively with the sector’s traditional bank lenders, the Real Estate Finance unit of Link Asset Services – formerly Capita Real Estate Finance – has predicted.

Oaktree buys €150m of Spanish NPLs

Oaktree Capital Management has bought a portfolio of non-performing loans with a nominal value of €150 million from Sareb, Spain’s ‘bad bank’.

LOOK AHEAD 2018: Time to reassess risk

As we enter a new year, real estate markets are changing fast and lenders should reconsider assumptions about property fundamentals, writes Yolande Barnes, head of Savills World Research.

REC awards: Don’t forget to vote

During the festive period, why not take a moment to have your say on 2017’s top performers in European real estate finance?

Zencap closes second property debt fund on €250m – Exclusive

French alternative investment fund manager Zencap Asset Management has closed its second real estate debt fund, focused on providing credit to value-add and opportunistic deals.

Amundi enters real estate lending market

French fund manager Amundi is aiming to build on its track record in real estate investment by entering the property lending market.

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).

REC Awards 2017: Voting has opened

It’s the news you’ve all been waiting for… The Real Estate Capital annual awards poll is now open, giving you the chance to have your say on which organisations and deals defined the market in 2017.