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RE debt fundraising sees 48% drop

Capital raised for real estate debt funds in 2018 fell precipitously after peaking at $39bn the previous year.

Why South Korean investors are choosing Europe over US CRE

Hedging costs and the overall late-cycle environment is making US a less appealing investment market for many South Korean institutional investors.

Lotte Insurance: ‘Really tricky to invest in private RE debt currently’

Investing in the asset class overseas is not meeting the South Korean insurer’s target investment returns, according to Janghwan Lee, executive director, team leader of alternative investment team.

Warburg Pincus incubates Asia industry veteran’s real estate credit business

Ex-Forum Partners Asia head Gregory Wells is the Asian real estate beneficiary of the private equity firm’s ‘entrepreneur-in residence’ venture capital program.

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.

Europe’s debt fund managers must be ready for a downturn

Commercial property debt funds gained traction in Europe due to post-crisis financial illiquidity. Now, managers must prove their model will work through cycles.

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.

GLRE Summit: US market remains attractive despite rising rates

Rising US interest rates are unlikely to stop the flow of foreign capital, according to panelists at the Global Leaders in Real Estate Summit in New York.

PGIM eyes global expansion of RE defined contribution business

The New Jersey-based manager intends to launch new products in the strategy on the back of two senior personnel moves.

Why Allianz is opening its debt strategy to external investors

The creation of a central debt platform has paved the way for the German insurer to raise capital from third-parties.

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