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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.

GreenOak closes first European debt fund on €600m – Exclusive

The firm’s Europe debt head Jim Blakemore (pictured) says fundraising for the regional vehicle was ‘a lot easier’ than it was for its first UK debt product thanks to investors being more comfortable with the strategy nowadays.

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).

The reappearance of European CMBS

The European CMBS market has worked on a slow burn this year even by its own standards, with the first public deal creeping in just weeks before the end of 2017.

Barclays makes changes at the top of real estate unit

Barclays Corporate Banking has reshuffled its real estate team following the retirement of two senior bankers.

Investec finances neighbouring site to Lord’s cricket ground

Investec Structured Property Finance has provided a £46 million (€52.3 million) financing facility to residential developer Westbourne Capital Partners.

Lloyds writes first green development loan

Lloyds Bank has signed the first development finance deal under its green lending initiative, providing a £39.9 million (€45.3 million) loan to BlackRock Real Estate.

When a rate hike isn’t really a rate hike

The UK’s first interest rate rise in a decade has not ruffled feathers in the real estate market, and nor should it, comments Colliers' Walter Boettcher (pictured).

Brookfield sees potential in UK debt

The Canadian giant’s move into European lending demonstrates the allure of the region’s property debt.