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Octopus Real Estate, Schroders Real Estate and Audley joint venture secures £47 million development loan for high-end retirement village in Cobham

A joint venture between Audley Group (Audley), Schroders Real Estate and Octopus Real Estate, has completed on a GBP47 million development finance facility with Silbury Finance to fund the development of a 74-apartment Audley retirement village in Cobham, Surrey.

London & Cambridge Properties gets £40 million Aviva financing

Aviva Investors has provided London & Cambridge Properties (LCP) with a £39.9m (€45.4m) refinancing facility.

The global asset management business of Aviva said the senior debt facility, which is provided for a 10-year term on a fixed-rate basis, refinances an existing £29.9m facility and is being made on behalf of the Aviva UK Life Annuity business.

The refinancing is for 17 light industrial assets across southern England and the Midlands, let to over 90 tenants and which carry a weighted average unexpired lease term of approximately 3.75 years.

JP Morgan backs UK property finance platform with £500 million investment

LendInvest said it has secured the new £500m (€564m) investment from the multinational financial institution in future mortgage originations. The latest investment follows the sale of a £125m mortgage portfolio to JP Morgan in September 2020.

LendInvest said the latest investment further expands its capacity to lend in the UK buy-to-Let market.

JP Morgan joins a number of global financial institutions and institutional investors working with LendInvest, including HSBC, Citigroup and the National Australia Bank.

BentallGreenOak backs Scottish BTR scheme with £80 million financing

BentallGreenOak has provided an £80m (€91m) loan to help Apache Capital Partners and Harrison Street finance the construction of a build-to-rent (BTR) scheme in Scotland.

Apache Capital and Harrison Street said they have secured the debt funding to finance the construction of Holland Park on the site of the former Strathclyde Police headquarters in central Glasgow.

Allianz RE grows European debt portfolio to over €10 billion

Allianz Real Estate, the property arm of global insurer Allianz Group, has seen its European debt portfolio grow to €10.6 bn in assets under management as at the end of 2020, up by around 15% year-on-year. 

The firm delivered €1.9 bn in new investments across the year, with capital deployed by its Luxembourg-based European debt fund, Parec, increasing to more than €4 bn, up by a third, the firm said. 

Cheyne Capital provides senior loan for French office refurbishment

Alternative asset manager Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP (Cheyne Capital) has provided a EUR96 million senior loan to finance the refurbishment of a large office building in Paris, France. 

This investment marks the latest stage in the growth of Cheyne’s French lending platform, which has originated EUR450 million in the past 18 months.