Canada Life Investments completes largest ever real estate finance deal



London SkylineCanada Life Investments has completed a 20-year, £200m fixed rate deal secured by a portfolio of prime central London properties to a private investor.

This is the fourth transaction in excess of £100m that Canada Life Investments has completed in the past 18 months.

Most recently, the company agreed a £134.75m 15-year fixed-rate loan with Shaftesbury PLC, with other deals including a 15-year, £113.7m agreement with Picton Property Income Limited and a £129.585m, 15-year facility to Schroders Real Estate Investment Trust.

Nicholas Bent, head of real estate finance, Canada Life Investments, said:

“We have been providing commercial property finance for more than 20 years and this arrangement helps us meet our ongoing objective to grow the loan book while providing both borrower and property diversification. The long-term nature of these arrangements provides flexibility and stability for borrowers while fitting closely with Canada Life Investments’ approach. We tailor packages for private and public investors and are always looking for new clients in need of finance for their real estate holdings.”