April 2013 Issue


    Month: April
    Year: 2013

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    Knopek steps up to Aareal board Aareal Bank has appointed Dagmar Knopek as board member responsible for structured property finance, succeeding Dirk Grosse Wordemann, who is leaving the bank next month. Knopek has worked in various posts at Aareal since 1999, including head of credit management. She previously worked at German banks including Bayerische Hypo. […]

    Moorfield fund nets £100m

    US and European investors have committed £100m to Moorfield Real Estate Fund III, Moorfield Group’s follow-on private equity real estate fund. Moorfield is targeting £250m for a final closing. The fund will consider asset buys, indirect investment via companies or joint ventures, or providing mezzanine or structured finance. Moorfield chief executive Marc Gilbard said support […]

    LaSalle hits first closing for second property debt fund

    Real Estate Debt Strategies ll will focus on high-margin European lending

    Lloyds scoops £320m Value Retail Bicester refinancing

    Outlet village operator picks Lloyds-led group to refinance flagship asset and repay high-yield loan, replacing lenders no longer originating in UK

    Big property investors aim to stay in control when they go clubbing

    COMMENT writes Alex Catalano The great, the good and not-so-good of real estate fund management were at INREV’s annual gathering last week. As Proprium Capital’s Willem de Gues pointed out in an entertaining double act with CBRE Global Investors’ Pieter Hendrikse, while most fund managers are based in northern Europe, INREV’s meeting is typically held […]

    Better pricing primes Apollo’s buying mission for take off

    APOLLO GLOBAL REAL ESTATE The post-crash deal drought looks to be over for Apollo’s real estate arm, which is targeting prime UK residential, secondary UK and German offices, and French logistics, reports Alex Catalano
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