LaSalle arranges whole loan financing for the acquisition of a high-quality office property in central Barcelona, Spain
LONDON (September 19, 2019) — LaSalle is pleased to announce that it has arranged a whole loan, to finance Blackstone’s acquisition of Tarraco Tower, a high-quality office property in Central Barcelona, Spain.
The deal is part of the LaSalle Whole Loan Strategies programme, which had its first close in December 2018, and now stands at €600m+ of commitments. The programme’s strategy is to originate and hold whole loans with loan-to-values ranging from 70 per cent up to c.80 per cent across various asset types, and targets financings between €25 million and €100 million plus.
The LaSalle debt series also includes LREDS III, the £804m fund, which invests across Western Europe and the UK, offering mezzanine and whole loan investment opportunities, and the c.€1 billion LaSalle Residential Finance series (LRF III) which is active in residential, student housing, hotel, and healthcare development lending, throughout Western Europe and the UK.
Amy Klein Aznar, Head of Debt Investments & Special Situations at LaSalle said: “We are pleased to be able to support Blackstone again, this time with our whole loan strategy on the Continent, where we continue to see opportunities and are able to offer sponsors a full range of debt solutions. The programme closed its first financing in December 2018, and currently totals five closed investments across Europe, equating to nearly 40 per cent of capital deployed.”
Ali Imraan, Managing Director of Debt Investments & Special Situations at LaSalle said: “This transaction was closed in under a month, demonstrating our ability to execute in tight timelines and tap into our extensive pan-European real estate platform. We are happy to support Blackstone in acquiring this high-quality office asset in one of Europe’s most dynamic cities, and also with the implementation of their refurbishment plans for the asset.”
LaSalle’s Debt Investments & Special Situations team has a strong track record of developing strategic relationships with best-in-class borrowers, and has significant experience across various sectors, geographies, deal sizes, and capital structures. Since 2010, the team has committed €3.5 billion of investments across 70 individual transactions.
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