Monthly Archives: September 2011

Chalkhill expands property lending as bank debt dries up

Chalkhill Partners, the boutique investment bank, is expanding its European real estate loan origination team in London with two hires, as it seeks to take advantage of the deteriorating availability of debt finance from banking markets. Ricky Kullar, most recently … Continue reading

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Smyth’s Alburn seeks to persuade RBS, DB and Co-op over loan extension

Noel Smyth, the Irish property investor which owns Alburn Real Estate, is trying to persuade the company’s debt investors, including the Royal Bank of Scotland, Deutsche Bank and the Co-operative Bank, to extend the maturity of its debt by three … Continue reading

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IMN Conference: CRE experts gather in London next month

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A star-studded line-up of Europe’s leading real estate bankers, investors and managers are gathering in London next month to discuss the market’s major issues from the macro to the micro. IMN, one of the industry leading conference organisers, is hosting … Continue reading

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Jefferies hires Christian Janssen for CRE lending drive

Jefferies, the US investment bank, has hired former Barclays Capital real estate banker Christian Janssen to set up a full service commercial real estate financing and advisory division. Janssen, who joined two weeks ago as European head of commercial real … Continue reading

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Caring gets £330m funding for Project Navy

Billionaire restaurant tycoon turned property developer Richard Caring has finally secured a debt financing package needed to redevelop 20-21 Grosvenor Square into some of the most luxurious apartments in London, CoStar News can reveal. Caring heads a consortium of investors, … Continue reading

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CRE Finance Council Seminar: hear the direct property experts speak

As we approach the final quarter of the year, it could well be the busiest for European commercial real estate markets. Certainly, there is no shortage of prime stock up for sale, with offices in the City of London comfortably … Continue reading

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Cyril Courbage next to exit Deutsche Bank

Cyril Courbage, managing director and European head of real estate at Deutsche Bank resigned this week, marking the departure of four of its most senior European commercial real estate bankers in the last seven months. Courbage’s exit is thought to … Continue reading

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L&G’s Ashley Goldblatt on UK property lending

Legal & General has a “handful of deals” to consider when its much-anticipated push into UK commercial real estate lending goes live, CoStar News has learned. Ashley Goldblatt, the former fixed income manager at AXA Investment Managers, was handed the … Continue reading

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The great £4bn City of London office sell-off

By James Wallace and Paul Norman – Tuesday, September 13, 2011 16:01 Around £4bn worth of predominantly large City offices are coming to the market in the final months of the year according to City sources, in a sell-off which … Continue reading

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