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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.

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.

Debt funds: Global credit concerns

Debt funds have been a bright spot in private real estate fundraising lately. But at the same time, the capital piling into the strategy is concerning for some in the industry.

Laxfield expands lending business with first commingled fund

UK property debt specialist Laxfield Capital has added its first commingled debt fund to its longstanding lending business after raising £500 million (€568 million) of discretionary capital from institutional investors.

Oaktree picks up €150m of Spanish bank NPLs

The portfolio, acquired from Sareb, consists of defaulted loans secured against residential assets and plots of land.

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