PERE: The Debt Fund Report, April 2019
“Swedish banks’ short-term focus has created an opportunity for alternative lenders backed by more patient capital, says Brunswick Real Estate CEO (debt) Pontus Sundin. Stuart Watson reports.
The availability of finance for commercial real estate in the Nordics has historically been volatile, based on the appetite of a small number of banks. Moreover, in Sweden those banks are already heavily exposed to lending against property. That has created a segment in the financing market for debt funds, argues Pontus Sundin, CEO (debt) at Brunswick Real Estate, an investor and lender in the Nordics which manages around €2.3 billion of assets and has provided €1 billion of credit financing in the region.”