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Cass: UK property lending activity up despite lower investment

The latest Cass report on UK real estate lending found new loan origination to have increased by 4% to £23.4bn in H1 2019 despite fewer property transactions and increased political risks.

The 10 least environmentally resilient cities – Exclusive

Nine out of the 10 are from the same geographic region, while one city is the second-most liquid real estate market in the world.
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Top Aviva Investors real estate exec departs – Exclusive

David Skinner, one of the leading figures in the repositioning of the UK insurer's RE funds business, had worked at the organization for 12 years.

Hiring in European real estate debt drops 37% in H1 2019

Turbulence in financial markets, less activity among established players and consolidation of lending teams are factors in the fall, according to Paragon Search Partners.

Redemptions lower Allianz RE debt AUM

The real estate investment group of the German insurer saw its RE debt assets under management drop from €19.3bn in 2018 to €18.9bn in H1 2019.
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VIDEO: Is this London’s healthiest office building?

In developing the second-tallest tower in the city, AXA IM – Real Assets talks about the risks and rewards of investing in an emerging area of office amenitization.

UBS AM, Townsend back CA Ventures’ open-end student housing fund – Exclusive

The Chicago-based manager is targeting a raise of $1.5bn in initial equity for the vehicle in the first three years.

LaSalle to target €1bn for fourth flagship property debt fund

The investment manager’s latest fundraising drive follows the closing of €200m of loans to Blackstone from its third mezzanine debt fund.
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AXA IM tackles ‘the essence of a successful office building’

With its latest development project in London, the investment management arm of French insurer AXA is focusing on the correlation between staff well-being and productivity.

Pennybacker raises more than $1bn for latest value-add vehicle

The firm exceeded the $600m target for its fifth value-add fund and raised additional capital for an investment vehicle linked to the main fund.
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