As the financial crisis swept through the banking sector and capital markets during 2008-09, a giant hole was left in the real estate finance arena. Today, fewer banks are providing long-term debt than before the crisis, yet there remains a refinancing need of approximately £200 bn p.a.
This has created an attractive opportunity to deploy capital into the sector, which we believe institutional investors are well suited to provide.
We see various opportunities available to institutional investors within real estate debt - an asset class we believe presents very attractive returns with considerable downside protection, and investors can allocate to the risk profile that is most suitable.
Our dedicated real estate finance team of 15 focuses on junior and senior mortgage loans which we believe provides borrowers with a 'one stop solution' to deliver investors unique pricing and stock selection benefits across the capital structure of real estate debt. We provide two complimentary junior debt investment strategies to help investors access these opportunities.