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As borrowers increasingly seek whole loans, senior funds are more difficult to deploy, according to the manager’s head of commercial debt funds.
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The London-based manager transacted its first deal in December after seeding its debut property debt platform with £100m of equity last May.
The French manager is planning to launch its fourth real estate debt vehicle, which it hopes will be its largest to date.
The firm is aiming to raise considerably more than when it first came to the European real estate credit market in 2020.
Alternative lenders are reluctant to write high leverage loans in today’s market.
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The fund will be Lenwood’s first dedicated residential credit vehicle, as it cites investor appetite for the asset class.
Former RBS banker Gareth Taylor has joined the firm as head of real estate debt.
As huge bond repayments loom, the country’s property companies are looking for alternative sources of finance.
In its latest annual report, the adviser said subordinated finance is increasingly important to the viability of development and acquisition deals.
The latest research by the Berlin-based advisory firm shows subordinated lenders are benefiting from German banks’ increased caution.

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