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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.

Laxfield raises additional £250m for UK debt fund

The vehicle has been upsized to £750m on the back of ‘strong’ demand from borrowers, coupled with investors’ appetite, says director Alexandra Lanni.

The NPL deal that could unlock the Cyprus market

Apollo’s purchase of a €2.7bn loan portfolio from Bank of Cyprus is expected to reactivate the island’s property market.

Trimont hires Bill Sexton in European push

The servicer has appointed the former Mount Street managing partner as it seeks to capitalise on opportunities arising from the emergence of non-bank lending and construction loans.

Is now the time to buy a debt fund?

The rising popularity of real estate debt generates M&A opportunities, but the lack of independent debt fund businesses limits the scope for consolidation.

Cheyne hits hard cap with $800m for real estate debt

Cheyne’s latest vehicle is 80% invested with a greater focus on senior debt funds.

DRC Capital hires Natalie Howard to expand debt strategies

Former AgFe executive joins the London-based firm as partner.

KKR launches platform to target ‘underserved’ UK housing

The firm and partner Urban Exposure aim to address a ‘shortage of debt capital’ in mainstream residential developments with their joint venture vehicle, which has an initial size of £165m.

Savills IM buys minority stake in DRC Capital

The firm enters property lending as it aims to exploit the ‘attractive’ alternative the asset class offers to direct equity investment.

Maslow moves to fill debt gap for regional UK logistics assets

The London-based firm is launching a lending division for the industrial sector, targeting an ‘undersupply’ of finance outside the prime markets.

German banks capitalize on foreign logistics demand

DekaBank and pbb provide a €117.3m loan for three prime industrial facilities in Germany as local banks continue to benefit from burgeoning institutional investment.

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