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LBBW promotes Patrick Walcher to lead real estate business

The bank stalwart will head its CRE financing division, replacing Thorsten Schönenberger, who was made director of real estate and project finance in July last year.

Societe Generale and HSBC in €215m Generator Hostels refinance

Societe Generale and HSBC have financed the Generator Hostels portfolio recently acquired by real estate fund manager Queensgate Investments with a €215 million loan.

Lloyds backs Ballymore’s reinvention of Nine Elms

Lloyds Bank has written an £82 million (€92 million) whole loan to developer Ballymore to bring forward an office building at Embassy Gardens, its regeneration project close to the site of the new US embassy in London’s Nine Elms.

Diversification is the trend to watch

Whether by geography, sector or product, real estate finance providers are broadening their scope. Alternative lenders, particularly, are set to benefit from the drive to diversify.

MünchenerHyp hires Völker to boost international lending

Münchener Hypothekenbank has hired Thomas Völker as head of commercial real estate international clients in order to boost the German bank’s international presence.

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.

Maslow boosts lending with residential and student housing deals

UK-based development finance provider Maslow Capital has completed four financing deals totalling £74 million (€83.8 million), in a move to diversify its loan book.

LendInvest grows volumes through diversification

Specialist UK debt provider LendInvest has reported 2017 lending volumes of £500 million (€563 million), up 33 percent on the previous year’s total.

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.