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Alicia Villegas

Alicia Villegas is a reporter with Real Estate Capital, based in PEI Media’s London office. Her primary role is to provide news and analysis of the European real estate finance markets. Prior to joining PEI Media in 2017, she was Iberia Correspondent at InvestmentEurope, covering the asset management industry, with a focus on fund sectors. Previous roles have included reporting on the international seafood industry for Undercurrent News.
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AEW and Ostrum hit €200m first close on third fund

The joint venture partners expect to hold a second close for their third senior property credit vehicle by December, targeting €400m.
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Amundi raises more than €1bn for debut real estate debt strategy – exclusive

The asset management firm has raised €250m for its maiden property debt fund and has deployed €180m across six loans in France, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy.

Lloyds’ McDougall: job-sharing is a ‘powerful’ message to the industry

Madeleine McDougall (pictured), the UK bank’s real estate boss since 2017, will share responsibilities with Andy Hulme in a move designed to improve work-life balance.

Generali launches €1bn European real estate debt fund

The Italian insurer is planning to open the platform to third-party investors and raise an additional €500m over the next two years.

La Banque Postale AM widens lending remit for new property debt fund

The French asset manager will provide development loans and enter new country markets through its third senior real estate lending vehicle, for which it is aiming to raise €400m.

Will debt dry up for UK retail?

Property values are falling, forcing lenders to question their exposure to the sector.

Debt providers are following equity investors and going to beds

Property lenders are proving keen to finance investors’ growing interest in various types of accommodation.

AEW and Ostrum target €700m for third senior debt fund – Exclusive

Fund will follow the same strategy as the joint venture’s second vehicle, with the aim of building a diversified pan-European portfolio of loans across real estate asset classes.

Why Round Hill sees an opportunity in UK residential debt

The real estate investor has backed the recently launched Hilltop, which aims to lend £125m to SME developers over the next 12 months.

SAREB risks losing momentum by abandoning NPL sales altogether

Spain’s ‘bad bank’ will not put large portfolios of toxic assets up for sale, despite high demand from investors. This refusal might be unnecessary.
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