• Jan 29, 2015

    Blackstone Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Results

    To view the full report please click the following link – Blackstone’s fourth quarter and full year 2014 results. Blackstone will host a conference call on January 29, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. ET to discuss fourth quarter and full year 2014 results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (international) pass code 149 943 55#.
  • Jan 28, 2015

    Blackstone Partners with Raider Hill in the Shopping Center Space

    New York, NY, January 28, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that its retail real estate portfolio companies in the United States have entered into partnership with Raider Hill Advisors. Raider Hill Advisors was formed by Dan Hurwitz, who most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of DDR Corp (NYSE:DDR), the largest power-center REIT in the United States. Before joining DDR in 1999, Mr. Hurwitz served in a variety of executive and management roles within the retail and shopping center industry with Boscov's Department Stores Inc. and The Shopco Group. Mr. Hurwitz is a graduate of Colgate University and the Wharton School of Business Management Program at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Jan 27, 2015

    Cromwell Announces Acquisition of Valad Europe and €150 million Convertible Bond Issue

    London, 27 January, 2015: Cromwell Property Group (ASX code: CMW) (Cromwell) today announces the acquisition of Valad Europe, a pan European property funds manager with assets of approximately €5.3 billion under management, to be funded by an underwritten €150 million Convertible Bond issue1.
  • Jan 26, 2015

    Blackstone Announces Sale of Gold Fields House in Sydney to Dalian Wanda Group

    Sydney, Australia, January 26th, 2015: Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI (“Blackstone”), through its portfolio company, Valad, has entered into a binding agreement to sell Gold Fields House (One Alfred Street), located at Circular Quay in Sydney’s central business district, to Dalian Wanda Group for approximately A$415 million.
  • Jan 23, 2015

    Blackstone Acquires 160,000 SQM of Logistics Assets in Germany

    London, 23rd January 2015. Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (“Blackstone”) announces the acquisition of three assets in Germany for its European logistics company, Logicor.
  • Jan 22, 2015

    Blackstone to Present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum

    New York, New York, January 22, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer, will present at the Credit Suisse Financial Services Forum in Aventura, Florida on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at approximately 12:15 pm EST.
  • Jan 14, 2015

    View The Space (“VTS”) Announces Strategic Investment from Blackstone

    New York, January 14, 2015. VTS (formerly View The Space) the leading commercial real estate asset management and leasing platform announced today a $3.3M strategic investment from real estate private equity funds managed by Blackstone (NYSE:BX). The partnership will provide VTS with ongoing support and expertise from Blackstone’s Real Estate and Innovations teams, and Blackstone intends to migrate its office assets onto the VTS platform, further solidifying the company's position as the market standard for tracking real-time leasing data and portfolio performance.
  • Jan 13, 2015

    Blackstone Announces Investment in Market Data Insights

    New York, NY, January 13, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced an investment in Market Data Insights LLC (MDI), a services firm that specializes in providing market data management solutions to financial services firms.
  • Jan 09, 2015

    Blackstone Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Media Call

    New York, January 9, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host a conference call for the media on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:30 am ET to review fourth quarter and full year 2014 results.
  • Jan 09, 2015

    Blackstone Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2014 Investor Call

    New York, January 9, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that it will host its fourth quarter 2014 investor conference call on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 11:00 am ET. Steve Schwarzman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer; Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer; Laurence Tosi, Chief Financial Officer; Joan Solotar, Senior Managing Director – External Relations and Strategy; and Weston Tucker, Head of Investor Relations, will review Blackstone’s fourth quarter and full year 2014 results. The conference call can be accessed by dialing +1 (877) 391-6747 (U.S. domestic) or +1 (617) 597-9291 (international) passcode 149 943 55#.
  • Jan 07, 2015

    Blackstone and TSSP Agree to Acquire Acenden Mortgage Servicing Solutions

    London, 7th January 2015. Funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities (“Blackstone”) and TPG Special Situations Partners (“TSSP”) have agreed to acquire Acenden Mortgage Servicing Solutions (“Acenden” or “the Company”) from the administrators of Lehman Brothers.
  • Jan 05, 2015

    Byron Wien Announces Predictions for Ten Surprises for 2015

    New York, NY, January 5, 2015. Byron R. Wien, Vice Chairman, Blackstone Advisory Partners, today issued his list of Ten Surprises for 2015. This is the 30th year Byron has given his views on a number of economic, financial market and political surprises for the coming year. Byron defines a “surprise” as an event which the average investor would only assign a one out of three chance of taking place but which Byron believes is “probable,” having a better than 50% likelihood of happening.
  • Dec 22, 2014

    Culinary Union Looks Forward to Productive Relationship with Blackstone

    LAS VEGAS, NV - Culinary Workers Union Local 226 and the Bartenders Union Local 165 of UNITE HERE, which represent over 2,000 workers at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, are pleased to announce that employees, known as CoStars, of The Cosmopolitan will retain their employment when an affiliate of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII acquires the property.
  • Dec 19, 2014

    Pátria and Blackstone Acquire Four Office Buildings in Rio de Janeiro

    Sao Paulo and New York, December 19th, 2014 – Pátria Investimentos (“Pátria”) and Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced that Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII and Pátria Brazil Real Estate Fund III acquired four office buildings in Rio de Janeiro from Opportunity’s Real Estate Fund for R$700 million. Pátria and Blackstone will own the portfolio in a 50/50 joint venture.
  • Dec 17, 2014

    Blackstone Acquires The Atrium in Greater Dublin

    London, 17th December, 2014 – Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (“Blackstone”) announces the acquisition of The Atrium buildings from a group of private investors led by Pat Gunne.
  • Dec 16, 2014

    CDL Unveils Unique S$1.5 Billion Investment Platform

    City Developments Limited (CDL) has partnered with Blackstone’s Tactical Opportunities Fund and CIMB Bank Berhad, Labuan Offshore Branch to create a unique investment platform that will invest in the cashflows of CDL’s properties in Sentosa Cove, called the Quayside Collection. Through this transaction, a total of S$1.5 billion will be raised.
  • Dec 08, 2014

    Hudson Pacific Properties to Acquire Equity Office Properties’ San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley Portfolio from Blackstone’s Real Estate Funds for $3.5 Billion in Stock and Cash

    Los Angeles, December 8, 2014 – Hudson Pacific Properties, Inc. (NYSE: HPP) (“Hudson” or the “Company”) announced today that it has entered into a definitive asset purchase agreement under which Hudson will acquire Equity Office Properties’ San Francisco Peninsula and Silicon Valley portfolio (the “EOP Northern California Portfolio”) from Blackstone Real Estate Partners V and VI (“Blackstone”) in a stock and cash transaction valued at $3.5 billion, solidifying Hudson’s position as the leading West Coast office REIT. Upon closing of the transaction, Hudson is expected to have an equity market capitalization of $3.7 billion and total enterprise value of approximately $6.5 billion.
  • Dec 08, 2014

    Sandro Galfetti joins Park Hill Group in London

    London, 8th December, 2014 – The Park Hill Group, a division of Blackstone (NYSE:BX), today announced that Sandro Galfetti has joined its secondary advisory business as a Principal based in London. This business delivers liquidity, structuring and capital solutions to private equity investors and managers globally.
  • Dec 02, 2014

    Blackstone Acquires Five Retail Assets in Portugal

    London, December 2, 2014 – Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (“Blackstone”) announces that it has acquired a further five retail assets in Portugal for its European retail platform, Multi Corporation. Multi is one of Europe’s leading shopping centre owners and managers and already owns and manages Forum Sintra in the Lisbon region.
  • Dec 02, 2014

    Blackstone Acquires First Logistics Assets in Portugal

    December 2, 2014 – Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (“Blackstone”) announces its first logistics investment in Portugal for its European logistics platform, Logicor, through the acquisition of a portfolio of five high-quality logistics assets from funds managed by Novo Banco Group (previously Banco Espírito Santo) through ESAF - Espírito Santo Fundos de Investimento Imobiliário, S.A.