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Currency costs are alienating the US for Korean investors

Rising hedging costs have diminished appetite for American real estate in favor of European.

How equity investors measure the financials behind sustainability

Across the world, real estate owners have made progress in making their portfolios sustainable. However, quantifying the impact of green practices on real estate investments remains difficult.

AXA IM’s US acquisition expands its debt playing field

Through its purchase of a debt business from Quadrant, the French giant has gained access to a greater set of lending opportunities, and the ability to be more selective.

Aareal’s new lending volumes up as it keeps US drive

The German bank generated €6.1bn of new real estate loans in the first nine months of 2018, up 7% year-on-year despite lower activity in Europe.

LaSalle wants to replicate European credit plays in America following Latitude buy

The Chicago-based investment firm has had an active European real estate debt business since 2010.

AXA makes further strides into the US market with $9.4bn Quadrant deal

The French firm has acquired a real estate debt portfolio in the country and a 24-member investment team as it expands its global strategy to deploy capital.

Oaktree closes on $2.1bn for latest RE debt fund

The Los Angeles, California-based firm is now preparing to launch its Oaktree Real Estate Opportunity Fund VIII in 2019.

North America’s property credit market gets real

The US offers stable loan underwriting standards and an opportunity for debt funds to take back market share from banks, which have lent more in recent quarters.

Europe’s Top 40 Lenders 2018, part 2: The other European and North American banks

In the second of three instalments, Real Estate Capital examines the leading lenders in Europe today.

Niche property lending requires different pros-cons considerations

Lending to a singular alternative real estate sector means a firm must be ready to underwrite a property type’s unique risk and demonstrate specialist expertise.

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