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Alicia Villegas

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.

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The most important UK and Continental European commercial real estate deals collected in our database, updated every Monday.

The European CMBS market is having a growth spurt

Commercial mortgage-backed securities issuance in Europe is gathering steam, with at least four deals in the pipeline.

Property debt gap for UK regional markets widens

Lenders keep favouring exposure to central London, despite higher demand for real estate finance in the regions

DOWNLOAD: The latest CRE lending data

The most important UK and Continental European commercial real estate deals collected in our database, updated every Monday.

Five takeaways from the Cass report

An increase in lending activity, a retreat by the German banks and a drop in residential development finance are among the key trends highlighted by the business school’s latest report on UK property lending.

DOWNLOAD: The latest CRE lending data

The most important UK and Continental European commercial real estate deals collected in our database, updated every Monday.

Lenders should not always give borrowers what they want

Although some borrowers are asking for higher leverage, lenders should only provide it when there is a clear opportunity to add value to an asset.

Laxfield: borrowers show higher appetite for leverage

The debt advisor and investment manager saw in 2018 higher requests for loans with LTVs ranging between 65% and 70%, according to its latest UK CRE Debt Barometer.

Cass: UK property lenders increase activity despite drop in investment

The latest Cass report on UK real estate lending found new loan origination to have increased by 12% to £49.6bn in 2018, despite Brexit uncertainty.

AEW and Ostrum target €700m for third senior debt fund – exclusive

Fund will follow the same strategy as the joint venture’s second vehicle, with the aim of building a diversified pan-European portfolio of loans across real estate asset classes.
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