Canyon Partners Closes Largest U.S. CRE Debt Vehicle to Date
Canyon Partners Real Estate LLC has reached the final close of Canyon Laurel Fund II (CLF II), a US real estate debt vehicle with more than $650 million of assets across the fund and related co-investments. This marks Los Angeles-based Canyon’s largest U.S. real estate debt vehicle to date.
“The growth of our debt platform can be attributed to a combination of ongoing support and confidence from our existing partners as well as a growing market appreciation for our strategy and capabilities,” said Robin Potts, Canyon’s co-head of real estate.
Potts added, “The COVID-19 pandemic has created an even more compelling environment for real estate debt as lenders, owners, and developers have been faced with increasing liquidity needs, while Canyon’s positioning coming into the crisis allowed us to move quickly.”
Canyon has already deployed more than 60% of CLF II across a combination of primary originations and secondary market purchases.
Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces.
Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications.
Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).
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