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Major Paris loan goes green

Ivanhoé Cambridge and Natixis Assurances obtain Europe’s first Climate Bond Certified label for a €480m debt facility to fund the development of the DUO towers.

REC AWARDS 2017: The lenders of the year

The winners revealed across the REC Awards 2017 lender categories.

Lenders’ guide to Europe, part 2: The Macron effect lifts France

In the second installment of our guide to Europe's lending markets, Lauren Parr examines the French and Dutch opportunities.

Acofi raises €700m for real estate debt strategies

Christophe Murciani, head of CRE debt funds at the Paris-headquartered firm, sees opportunity in logistics assets and value-add strategies across Europe.

Scarcity of big deals frustrates syndication bankers

The volume of syndicated real estate loans dropped by 15% in 2017 as fewer transactions required multiple lenders.

BNP Paribas AM hits first close on €1bn debt fund – Exclusive

The French asset manager, which is closing in on its first lending deals, will write senior loans on core, core-plus and value-add properties across continental Europe.

French student housing attracts its first mezzanine loan

A French student housing provider has sourced financing including mezzanine debt, in what is thought to be the first example of junior debt being written in the country’s student accommodation sector.

Banque Populaire finances Schroder European REIT in France

Schroder European REIT has signed a €13 million loan with Banque Populaire in France.

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.

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