PATRIZIA wins £50m real estate debt mandate

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PATRIZIA AG, a leading partner for global real assets, has taken on a new mandate purely focused on real estate debt and is strengthening its position as a leading independent global real assets investment manager.

The PATRIZIA Global Real Estate Debt mandate is now operational and aims to invest the initial USD 50 million of capital in up to four investments across Europe and APAC.

It will target annual net returns of over 8% in USD terms. The client is a leading Hong Kong insurer who has committed an initial sum of USD 50 million with an intention to expand the mandate further.

Through its subsidiary, PATRIZIA Global Partners (PGP), the company already has a substantial track record of over a decade in real estate debt investments through local partners and can point to over USD 2 billion indirect exposure in real estate debt investments across Asia, the US and Europe and over 130 loans.

“In a world of low interest rates, long-term investors such as insurers and pension funds are increasingly looking at alternative strategies in private markets to secure higher returns.

That is why there is currently a growing appetite for private debt and such investment products,” said Marko Multas, Head of Asia, PGP and fund manager of the new product.

“We believe that real estate debt will offer attractive opportunities for new and existing clients.

Many traditional lenders like banks have retreated from our target markets, opening up an opportunity for us to provide our clients with access to very attractive yields and diversification.

It therefore makes a lot of sense for us to offer real estate debt opportunities for our clients.”