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AEW and Ostrum hit €200m first close on third fund – exclusive

The joint venture partners expect to hold a second close for their third senior property credit vehicle by December, targeting €400m.
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Amundi raises more than €1bn for debut real estate debt strategy – exclusive

The asset management firm has raised €250m for its maiden property debt fund and has deployed €180m across six loans in France, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

Change in French law creates opportunities for non-bank lenders

France has allowed non-banks to become direct originators.
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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.

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.
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Europe’s Top 40 Lenders 2018, part 2: The other European and North American banks

In the second of three instalments, Real Estate Capital examines the leading lenders in Europe today.

Crédit Agricole backs Gecina with €100m sustainable loan

The French REIT sources its second debt facility to be indexed on its GRESB rating.

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.

Helaba finances Korean investors’ Paris purchase

The German bank has backed a consortium led by Hyundai Investment Asset Management.

Amundi: Entering the fray

Asset management giant Amundi is aiming to deploy €800m through its first real estate debt strategy. Real Estate Capital headed to the firm’s Paris HQ to find out more.
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