Market Commentary

by Byron Wien

Blackstone is pleased to offer the following Market Commentary by Byron Wien to share his thinking on global economic developments, market insights and other factors that may influence investment opportunities and strategies.


Byron Wien is a Vice Chairman

Blackstone Wins Five Global PERE Awards in 2012

by Ali Yousuf | Mar 12, 2013
We are proud to announce that Blackstone has won in five separate categories in the 2012 Global Private Equity Real Estate Awards. Blackstone was awarded Global Firm of the Year; Global Capital Raise of the Year for the $13.3 billion close of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII; North American Deal of the Year for the purchase of the CalWest portfolio, and European Exit of the Year for the sale of the UK student housing business, Nido. Additionally, Blackstone’s Park Hill Real Estate Group was awarded North American Placement Agent of the Year.

We are proud to announce that Blackstone has won in five separate categories in the 2012 Global Private Equity Real Estate Awards. Blackstone was awarded Global Firm of the Year; Global Capital Raise of the Year for the $13.3 billion close of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII; North American Deal of the Year for the purchase of the CalWest portfolio, and European Exit of the Year for the sale of the UK student housing business, Nido.  Additionally, Blackstone’s Park Hill Real Estate Group was awarded North American Placement Agent of the Year.

A full write-up of each award can be found by clicking here.

Private Equity Real Estate (PERE) selected award winners by researching real estate news sources (including PERE and perenews.com) to compile a list of finalists, vetting those finalists and soliciting votes from readers.  Blackstone has not investigated and does not know the makeup of voters.  A different set of voters may have achieved different results.  Blackstone does not know whether it has been rated by this or any other third party in any way that would conflict with these awards. There may be other categories for which Blackstone, its funds or its portfolio companies were nominated but not awarded. The awards may not be representative of a particular investor’s experience or the future performance of any Blackstone fund or transaction.  There is no guarantee that similar awards will be obtained by Blackstone with respect to existing or future funds or transactions.  This information is provided solely for informational purposes.  It should not relied upon as any indication of future performance of Blackstone or any of its funds or portfolio companies.