Cushman and Wakefield has launched the ‘Debt Financing’ services to strengthen services towards the real estate industry in India. The services will include debt syndication, private placement of debt capital products, acquisition financing, refinancing, special situations and high yield financing and trade credit advisory. The company will service the real estate requirement across sectors, including infrastructure, engineering procurement and construction (EPC) hospitality, healthcare and education, amongst others. According to Sanjay Dutt, Executive Managing Director, South Asia, the Indian real estate sector has been growing steadily over the years, despite government regulations on funding options for development in the last few years. It is estimated that debt worth over $24 billion has been loaned out to the real estate and development sector and is further estimated to rise moderately by the end of FY2012-13.