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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.

Lenders look for late-cycle business off the beaten track

With high levels of property debt liquidity across Europe, opportunities where competition is less fierce are becoming more appealing, MIPIM attendees told PERE sister publication Real Estate Capital in Cannes.

Korea’s Hana sees Europe as a more favorable debt market than the US

Jaewook Kang, managing director of Hana Financial Investment, speaks with Real Estate Capital about investment opportunities and debt liquidity across Europe.

Will debt for European retail real estate dry up?

Retail property values in Europe are falling, forcing lenders to question their exposure to the sector. PERE's sister title Real Estate Capital investigates.

Europe’s property debt hiring trends in three charts

Debt funds drove hiring activity across the European real estate debt market in 2018, research from Paragon Search Partners shows.

VIDEO: CBRE’s Chiara Zuccon on the PRS debt opportunity

Chiara Zuccon, senior director of debt advisory at CBRE, talks to Real Estate Capital about financing PRS across Europe.

Schroders focuses on alternatives to hit debut credit fund return target

The asset manager has committed an initial £70m of lending through its debut UK-focused vehicle across five loans.

Amundi approaches €150m first close on its debut property debt fund

The asset manager has an additional €100m of commitments to its lending vehicle in the pipeline.

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.

DRC explores the whole loan market with £700m fund

The London-based debt fund manager has held a final close on a fund which offers loans up to 70% LTV in the UK.

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.
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