AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets raises c.€1.4 billion for new commercial real estate debt fund, CRE Senior 10

19/01/2017

- AXA IM - Real Assets’  first CRE debt fund with an initial allocation to the US alternative lending market -

AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (“AXA IM - Real Assets”), the leading real estate portfolio and asset manager in Europe(1), announces that it has raised c.€1.4 billion for its latest commercial real estate senior debt fund, Commercial Real Estate Senior 10(2) (“CRE Senior 10” or the “Fund”). A final close is expected during the first half of 2017.

Commitments have been received from 12 institutional investors, from various European countries, some of whom have invested previously in AXA IM - Real Assets’ real estate debt platform as well as some new clients. The Fund is the 10th generation of AXA IM - Real Assets’ CRE Senior funds and brings its debt platform to a total of €13 billion of commitments, re-affirming its position as the most advanced(3) debt platform among Europe’s non-banking lenders, having been the first to enter the market in 2005.     
    
CRE Senior 10 is AXA IM - Real Assets’ first fund to have an initial mandate to invest in US loans, with an allocation of up to 25%, as it looks to further capitalise on the continuing strength of the US economy. AXA IM - Real Assets has been investing in US real estate debt since 2014, as part of its wider expansion into the US real estate market.

Timothé Rauly, Head of CRE Finance at AXA IM - Real Assets, commented: “By increasing the allocation of this Fund’s investment into the US debt market, AXA IM - Real Assets is responding to growing client appetite for truly globalised investment management solutions. The size of commitments received shows both the confidence in our ability to deliver strong returns to investors via the debt markets, whilst also demonstrating the growing appetite for commercial real estate debt. As global institutional investors look to diversify their allocations, AXA IM - Real Assets is uniquely positioned through its combined expertise in debt markets as well local real estate markets expertise. Our size remains a key competitive advantage to offer access to significantly larger debt investments that offer value for clients.”

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1 Source: IP Real Estate Top 100 Investment Management Survey – Nov/Dec 2016
2 CRE Loans SCS-SIF – CRE Senior 10 which will be managed by AXA REIM SGP, a subsidiary of AXA IM - Real Assets.
3 ‘European debt capital raising of the year’ and the ‘European insurance company lender of the year’ (Real Estate Capital - 2015), ‘Real Estate Debt Manager of the Year, Europe’ (Private Debt Investor - 2015). (Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future results)

Press Contacts

AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets
Charline Coué, Media Relations Manager, Real Assets
Jocelyne Tamssom, Head of Communications, Real Assets
Tel: +33 1 44 45 97 95
PressOfficeAXAIMRealAssets@axa-im.com

FTI Consulting Inc.
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