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Is now the time to buy a debt fund?

The rising popularity of real estate debt generates M&A opportunities, but the lack of independent debt fund businesses limits the scope for consolidation.

Korean investors push deeper into Europe with more value-add bets

South Korean investors deployed €1.18bn in Europe in the first five months of the year, even amid a drop in the overall Asian outbound investment volume, according to Savills.

Global head of research Axford departs CBRE – Exclusive

CBRE’s long-serving senior executive Nick Axford left the firm in late June.

EQT makes first retail RE investment

The new deal represents an expansion of the Swedish alternative investments firm’s property platform, which has focused primarily on office investments.

Cheyne hits hard cap with $800m for real estate debt

Cheyne’s latest vehicle is 80% invested with a greater focus on senior debt funds.

DRC Capital hires Natalie Howard to expand debt strategies

Former AgFe executive joins the London-based firm as partner.

Corestate launches its first RAIF for retail capital

The firm will target family offices and investment advisors through the new investment program.

Funds of funds attract double capital despite lower returns

Asia-Pacific saw a strong performance bounce-back after negative returns in 2016, according to a study by industry bodies INREV and ANREV.

Savills IM buys minority stake in DRC Capital

The firm enters property lending as it aims to exploit the ‘attractive’ alternative the asset class offers to direct equity investment.

Maslow moves to fill debt gap for regional UK logistics assets

The London-based firm is launching a lending division for the industrial sector, targeting an ‘undersupply’ of finance outside the prime markets.

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