Torchlight Investors has so far raised 41% of the $1.5bn (€1.3bn) fundraising target it has set for its latest US real estate debt fund.

Torchlight stated in Nebraska Investment Council’s meeting document that the Torchlight Debt Fund VII fund has received $618m worth of capital commitments from investors.

Nebraska, which manages a number of state pension and retirement funds, is planning to approve a $54m commitment to the fund at its board meeting this week.

Fund VII is planning a $1.5bn fundraise with a $2bn hard-cap target. Torchlight’s predecessor fund raised $1.7bn in July last year. 

Torchlight is expected to be placing a $10m co-investment into the fund which will target traditional property types as well as hotels and student housing.

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