Commercial Real Estate Debt

AllianceBernstein’s Commercial Real Estate Debt (“CRED”) business was established in 2012, originally focusing on the US market and expanding into Europe in 2020.

Today, real estate debt investing forms a major part of AB’s private alternative investments business. AB CRED is a top 10 global debt platform with dedicated investing teams in US and European markets. 

$11.6 Bil.
Combined Assets Under Management
Investment Professionals
New York, Los Angeles, London and Frankfurt

As of 31 March 2023. 

Our Commercial Real Estate Debt Solutions

AB CRED leverages AB’s culture of research-based, deep value investing. As an alternative to traditional lending sources, we strive to deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns via solutions-oriented, relationship-focused financings that enable us to be a reliable source of capital and provide certainty of execution to borrowers through all market environments.


Since its launch in 2012, AB’s US CRED team (“AB US CRED”) has successfully deployed capital through separately managed accounts and various fund vehicles. Being successful in the competitive US market requires a rigorous approach—including thoughtful deal sourcing, meticulous underwriting, and disciplined asset management. The experienced AB US CRED team brings a depth of knowledge and an extensive network of relationships, enabling it to deliver a unique value proposition to both borrowers and investors. 


In 2020, AB’s European CRED team (“AB ECRED”) was added with the acquisition of Lacarne Capital, a boutique European real estate lender with a track record dating back to 2013. The acquisition facilitated AB’s rapid entry into the European market with an established team, investment process/IP, track record, and key investor relationships. Today, it is one of the largest real estate direct lending platform launches in Europe. The AB ECRED team brings experience, an impressive breadth of knowledge, and a considerable relationship network throughout Europe.