Blackstone buys Canyon Industrial Portfolio for $1.8 bln


Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Inc said March 12 that it acquired Canyon Industrial Portfolio for about $1.8 billion. Canyon Industrial is comprised of 146 last-mile infill warehouses and distribution buildings with major concentrations in Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore/Washington D.C., Los Angeles/Inland Empire and South/Central Florida.

PRESS RELEASE
March 12, 2018 05:09 PM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“BREIT”) announced today that it acquired the Canyon Industrial Portfolio, a 22-million square foot portfolio of industrial assets, for approximately $1.8 billion.
The Canyon Industrial Portfolio is comprised of 146 last-mile infill warehouses and distribution buildings with major concentrations in Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore/Washington D.C., Los Angeles/Inland Empire and South/Central Florida. The assets are of high physical quality and in attractive locations, and the portfolio features a strong, creditworthy tenant mix, including Amazon, FedEx, DHL, Coca-Cola, Fiat Chrysler and the U.S. Government.
“The Canyon transaction exemplifies BREIT’s focus on real estate asset classes and geographic markets with attractive fundamentals. BREIT’s portfolio, with its emphasis on stable, income-producing warehouse and apartment assets, is well positioned to benefit from continued tailwinds in these sectors,” said A.J. Agarwal, President of BREIT, and Head of U.S. Core+ Real Estate, Blackstone.
With the closing of this acquisition, BREIT’s portfolio totals $7 billion in gross asset value across 272 assets primarily concentrated in 33-million square feet of industrial assets and 17,200 multifamily apartments, with modest exposure to select-service hotels and grocery-anchored shopping centers.
About BREIT
Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. is a perpetual-life, monthly NAV REIT that seeks to invest in stabilized income-generating U.S. commercial real estate across the key property types, including multifamily, industrial, retail and hotel assets, and to a lesser extent in real estate-related securities. BREIT is externally managed by BX REIT Advisors L.L.C., a subsidiary of Blackstone. Further information is available at www.breit.com.
About Blackstone
Blackstone (NYSE:BX) is one of the world’s leading investment firms. Blackstone seeks to create positive economic impact and long-term value for its investors, the companies it invests in, and the communities in which it works. Blackstone does this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Blackstone’s asset management businesses, with over $430 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.
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