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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.

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.

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.
John Graham CPPIB

CPPIB’s new Asia perspectives in real estate debt

The Canadian pension has scaled up its credit operations in North America and Europe and is turning to China and India as part of a global expansion.

Walton Street collects $1.3bn for second RE loan fund

The real estate lender is charging a 1.5% management fee, according to Arkansas pension fund documents.

Lenders can make an environmental impact

The sector must shift toward a more sustainable future, say the fund managers at Brunswick Real Estate, Aksel Lundquist and Annina Salakka, and together borrowers and lenders can drive progress.
Howard Marks

Howard Marks: Lack of confidence ‘one of the best things market has going for...

Market participants are not thinking bullish but they’re still feeling pressure to act bullish, the Oaktree Capital co-chairman told the PDI New York Forum.
Student accommodation: a growing sector for real estate investors

Chenavari targets £350m for new beds-focused debt fund – Exclusive

The vehicle will primarily lend against PRS and student accommodation assets in Spain and the UK.

Why Chicago Teachers has not invested in RE debt in 18 months

The pension fund, among others, is concerned about the additional risks managers in the strategy are taking in order to meet higher return targets.
Nunzio Laurenziello

Why Generali wants to be one of Europe’s leading property lenders

The Italian insurance giant has launched its first property credit vehicle and is aiming to build a €3bn loan book within three years. Nunzio Laurenziello, who is leading the strategy, tells us why.
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