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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.

Why property lenders don’t think they will cause the next downturn

Panellists at the fifth annual Real Estate Conference in Oxford insisted that reckless lending is no longer the norm, but warned of parallels with the activities that occurred in the run-up to the global financial crisis.

Italy drives record European NPL securitisations

The Italian GaCS scheme, expected to be replaced this year, has boosted European securitisations to €11.7bn, from €2.6bn in 2017.

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Lenders look for late-cycle business off the beaten track

With high levels of property debt liquidity across Europe, opportunities where competition is less fierce are becoming more appealing, MIPIM attendees told Real Estate Capital in Cannes.

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Korea’s Hana sees Europe as a more favourable debt market than the US

Jaewook Kang, managing director of Hana Financial Investment, speaks with Real Estate Capital about investment opportunities and debt liquidity across Europe.

Trimont’s Sexton: ‘More non-bank lenders are looking at higher LTV offerings’

The loan servicer is growing its London team as it sees demand for credit underwriting and management services amid a maturing European property market.

The UK housing debt gap creates opportunities for lenders

Britain is in dire need of residential development. Debt providers can play an important role in supplying the necessary finance.

Will debt for retail real estate dry up?

Retail property values are falling, forcing lenders to question their exposure to the sector.

Will debt for retail real estate dry up?

Retail property values are falling, forcing lenders to question their exposure to the sector.

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