Blackstone Group, Others Seek to Revive Non-Traded REIT Industry
In a surprising move that could radically reshape the beleagured non-traded REIT industry, the $100 billion behemoth that is Blackstone Real Estate is launching its first non-traded REIT — Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Inc. — but with major differences in its proposed fee structure and capital-raising process.
The Blackstone Group affiliate has filed an initial public offering to raise up to $5 billion from investors with plans to invest in stablized, income-oriented commercial real estate properties and securities.
The offering comes as somewhat of a contrarian move for Blackstone, which has had no trouble raising substantial sums for real estate investment through various other sources.
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