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Octopus makes hire in drive to boost third-party capital

The specialist lender has hired former real estate banker Matthew Pritchard as it aims to expand its sources of capital.

Deka capitalises on renewed Korean interest in London

The German bank’s £205m loan to Mirae demonstrates the opportunity for European lenders to back South Korean investors.

Wells Fargo backs WELPUT with £140m refinancing – Exclusive

The US-headquartered bank has provided a seven-year facility split between a £50m term loan and a £90m revolving credit facility.

BREDS finances Henderson Park’s London office debut

The real estate fund management firm has sourced a facility financing 65% of the cost of the acquisition plus a capex loan.

A sting in the retail

Amid warnings of ‘enormous complacency’, deepening gloom on the UK’s high streets should encourage lenders to adjust their strategies.

Savills: Lenders may cap leverage when the UK’s refinancing need is at its greatest

The consultancy’s valuations directors warn that a correction in property values could temper lenders’ risk appetite.

Barings backs Hao Tian’s London Corn Exchange acquisition

The private lender has provided an £83m loan to the Asian investor, which has secured a freehold deal for the ‘high-quality asset’.

Laxfield backs student accommodation in Glasgow

The UK property debt specialist has provided £40m of debt financing from its first commingled fund.

Pluto finances London residential scheme

The UK-based lender has written a £59.8m loan to develop New Horizons Court in Brentford.

Blackstone’s Jay: ‘We aim to avoid hard covenants’

Speaking at the Loan Market Association’s Real Estate Finance Conference, Blackstone’s Gadi Jay explained the borrower’s approach to loan structures.

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