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Alicia Villegas

Alicia Villegas is a reporter with Real Estate Capital, based in PEI Media’s London office. Her primary role is to provide news and analysis of the European real estate finance markets. Prior to joining PEI Media in 2017, she was Iberia Correspondent at InvestmentEurope, covering the asset management industry, with a focus on fund sectors. Previous roles have included reporting on the international seafood industry for Undercurrent News.

The NPL deal that could unlock the Cyprus market

Apollo’s purchase of a €2.7bn loan portfolio from Bank of Cyprus is expected to reactivate the island’s property market.

DRC Capital hires Natalie Howard to expand debt strategies

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

KKR and Urban Exposure platform targets ‘underserved’ UK housing

The firms aim to address a ‘shortage of debt capital’ in mainstream residential developments with their joint venture vehicle, which has an initial size of £165m.

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.

Barings writes £43m London office loan amid strong Asian demand

The seven-year facility will finance the acquisition of 165 Fleet Street by a Chinese borrower as capital from the continent drives record investment volumes in the sector.

Brunswick closes second Swedish senior debt fund on €640m

The Swedish asset manager is targeting a 2% net return as it provides longer-term credit across commercial real estate markets in its home country.

AEW and Ostrum debt vehicle set for €549m final close – Exclusive

The pair’s Senior European Loan Fund II is 80% invested, with full deployment targeted for September.

Bain Capital buys €1.5bn of Greek NPLs

The sale by Piraeus Bank is the first major property-backed deal in the country amid pressure from the ECB to bring loan portfolios to the market.

Schroders turns to property debt

The asset manager is aiming to deploy £200m of capital through a UK-focused debt fund.

TH shows faith in the UK with £500m debt fund launch

The real estate investment manager will provide whole loans through its second vehicle focused on the country amid ‘strong interest’ in the market despite Brexit uncertainty.

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