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Ares to hire MetLife exec with debt focus

Ares is expanding its investor relations team with the hire of MetLife real estate executive Dhaval Parikh, according to Real Estate Capital's sister title, PERE.

Lloyds arranges £409m Lazari refinancing

Lloyds Bank Commercial Real Estate has arranged a £409 million financing package for family-owned investment firm Lazari Investments, combining medium and long-dated funding alongside three other lenders.

MetLife provides $47m on offices in Portland’s tech hub

The five-year, floating rate loan went to an affiliate of the KBS Growth and Income REIT, which purchased the asset from Unico Properties for $69 million, bringing the LTV to 68.7 percent.

MetLife provides $150m loan on Boston hotel

The 10-year loan with a fixed interest rate of 4.25 percent went to Chesapeake Lodging Trust, which expects to use the financing to repay outstanding borrowings.

MetLife provides $170m financing on Manhattan apartments

MetLife has provided a $170 refinancing on the Bristol apartment building in the Sutton Place neighborhood in Manhattan. The loan consolidated existing debt that the life insurance company provided the borrower in 2010 with a new $108.2 million mortgage, property records show.

Life insurance lenders provide $500m to refinance Manhattan offices

AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company provided $500 million for the refinancing of a 29-story office building at 31 West 52nd Street in Midtown Manhattan.

Metlife originates $50m loan on retail condos at Zeckendorf Towers

Metlife has provided a $50 million loan on a retail unit at 1 Irving Place, also known as the Zeckendorf Towers, Real Estate Capital has learned. The loan consolidates existing debt from MetLife with a new $29.8 million bridge loan. MetLife declined to comment on the financing.

MetLife to expand third-party debt platform to European CRE

MetLife is preparing to expand its third-party institutional asset management platform to European commercial real estate lending, Real Estate Capital has learned.

MetLife provides $60m to refinance Orlando hotel

MetLife has provided a $60 million to refinance the Grand Bohemian Hotel in downtown Orlando, Florida.

MetLife sets loan originations record yet again

MetLife, through its real estate investment group, originated $14.3 billion in global commercial real estate loans in 2015, surpassing last year’s record-high of $12.1 billion.