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AllianceBernstein Holds $900M First Close on Fourth CRE Debt Fund

AllianceBernstein L.P. (AB), with New York offices in Midtown Manhattan, completed the first closing of its fourth US Commercial Real Estate Debt fund (CRED IV). The fund has so far secured nearly $900 million in capital commitments.

CRED IV will directly originate floating-rate, first-mortgage whole loans secured by high-quality, transitional U.S. commercial real estate. New York-based Equitable will serve as a lead investor, continuing the strong partnership between AB and Equitable.

Matthew Bass, head of private alternatives for AB, said, “Attracting close to $900 million in capital commitments for CRED IV’s first closing demonstrates the continued appeal of our US CRED funds, which are poised to continue thriving as opportunities continue to emerge after the shock of COVID-19.”

He added, “Our CRED strategy provides strong credit diversification and attractive yield premium relative to public credit. We’re confident these attributes will continue to attract investor interest.”


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