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Blackstone Defaults On $562MM CMBS

This morning Bloomberg reports that Wall Street’s largest commercial real estate landlord, private equity giant Blackstone, has defaulted on a $562 million bond backed by a portfolio of offices and stores owned by Sponda Oy, a Finnish landlord it acquired in 2018. And while Blackstone is trying to minimize the news, the private equity firm clearly continues […]

Blackstone Caps BREIT Withdrawals in January

Blackstone’s retail real estate fund limited investor withdrawals in January after outsize redemption requests that totaled more than $5 billion. Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, known as BREIT, posted a statement Wednesday on its website that it filled 25% of investor withdrawal requests during January, in keeping with a policy of limiting monthly redemptions to […]

Blackstone Halts BREIT redemptions

Blackstone Inc. limited withdrawals from its $69 billion unlisted real estate income trust (REIT) on Thursday after a surge in redemption requests, an unprecedented blow to a franchise that helped it turn into an asset management behemoth. The curbs came because redemptions hit pre-set limits, rather than Blackstone setting the limits on the day. Nonetheless, they […]