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Real estate debt in Australia and New Zealand, as well as core and value-add in Japan, will be focus areas for the firm’s head of Asia-Pacific real estate.
Following the €435m first close of its latest credit vehicle, the manager’s debt experts discuss fundraising in the time of covid-19.
The Hague
The Hague-based asset manager is partnering with traditional lenders as it targets medium-term growth of its property debt platform to up to €10bn.
The wall of capital will likely mean lower returns for property credit strategies. But that has not deterred institutional capital from piling in, as this record-breaking close will attest.
Investors committed around $5bn of capital to Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies IV after the end of Q1 2020.
Covid-19 is fueling occupier demand for more flexible office arrangements, meaning less certainty for landlords and their debt providers.
The Stockholm-based asset manager has raised €1.2bn to deploy in sustainable real estate loans in its home market.
The Canadian giant has hired property finance specialist Martin Farinola to grow its European lending business.
Leniency from banks has given private real estate lenders flexibility to pass down, but leveraged investments remain a ticking timebomb.
New York
The investment comes from Goldman's Vintage Real Estate Partners II, which closed in May on $2.75bn.

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