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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.

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.

Amundi launches senior real estate debt fund

The strategy will focus on floating-rate loans provided across the eurozone.

BNP’s €1bn private debt play

The French banking group has joined Europe’s credit fundraising frenzy, writes Alicia Villegas

Acofi raises €700m for real estate debt strategies

Christophe Murciani, head of CRE debt funds at the Paris-headquartered firm, sees opportunity in logistics assets and value-add strategies across Europe.

BNP Paribas AM hits first close on €1bn debt fund

The French asset manager, which is closing in on its first lending deals, will write senior loans on core, core-plus and value-add properties across continental Europe.

LISTEN: GreenOak’s Jim Blakemore on the European debt opportunity

In this two-minute audio, Jim Blakemore, the head of GreenOak Real Estate's debt business, explains why he is targeting lending opportunities in continental Europe.

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