Crosstree real estate fund closes at €562m
Fundraising - SEPTEMBER 6, 2023

Crosstree real estate fund closes at €562m

by Lewis Dayton

Crosstree Real Estate Special Situations Fund III, managed by London-based Crosstree Real Estate Partners, has held a final close at £481 million (€562 million/$604 million), exceeding the fund’s original target of £450 million (€526 million/$565 million), according to media reports.

With approximately 25 percent of its capital deployed to date, Fund III will continue to opportunistically invest in U.K. value-add and equity acquisitions with an additional focus on subordinated debt financing opportunities. Crosstree plans for the fund to be split somewhat evenly between the living sectors, hospitality and traditional sectors such as urban logistics, a portfolio composition similar to that of Special Situations Fund II.

Founded in 2011 by former Blackstone principal Nick Lyle, former Starwood Capital executive Sean Arnold, and in partnership with B-Flexion, Crosstree Real Estate Partners invests in projects across London, including office properties, retail and leisure space, hotels, and residential development.

B-Flexion was the exclusive investor in the first vintage of the Special Situations Fund, which totaled £400 million (€468 million/$502 million) of capital. Fund II closed in 2019 with £358 million (€419 million/$450 million) of equity.

Lyle noted in an interview with Private Equity Real Estate that, in the current market, he expects there to be more opportunities than usual for the fund to capitalize through debt financing than through equity projects, saying, “As you would expect in an environment like this, there is a bit of a stand-off between buyers and sellers. As a consequence of that, we’re very much focused on the situations where people need to transact, and where we can help fill funding gaps.”

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