Home Insurers

insurers

L&G hires Blackstone exec to grow property debt unit

Legal & General, the UK-based insurance company, has appointed Lorna Brown to develop its existing real estate debt business and expand its scope for internal and external clients.

Why debt will be the real estate play in 2018

Credit will provide a major access point into real estate for an increasing number of investors in the year ahead.

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.

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?

Aviva writes £145m across two loans in London

Aviva Investors has completed two commercial real estate finance transactions to Lazari Investments totalling £145 million (€163 million).

Insurers provide £165m loan to Regional REIT

UK-based property company Regional REIT has signed a £165 million (€188 million) secured loan with Scottish Widows, through its partnership with Lloyds Bank’s Bank of Scotland, and Aviva Investors.

Lloyds and Scottish Widows arrange £40m loan for LXi REIT

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, through its partnership with group insurer Scottish Widows, has provided a £40 million loan (€45.27 million) to UK real estate investment trust LXi REIT.

Aviva finances UK retail warehouse parks with £54.16m loan

Aviva Investors has written a £54.16 million (€61.44 million) loan to refinance the acquisition of four retail warehouse parks by UK REIT Ediston Property Investment Company (EPIC).

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.

Europe’s lenders chase the American dream

Lending in the US is an attractive proposition for European organisations, but fierce competition is already hitting loan margins.