• 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.
  • Dec 01, 2014

    Blackstone Announces Sale of IndCor Properties to GIC

    New York, New York, December 1, 2014 – Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that funds affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners VI & VII have agreed to sell their wholly-owned U.S. industrial platform, IndCor Properties (“IndCor”), to affiliates of GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, for $8.1 billion. As a result of this transaction, IndCor will no longer be pursuing an IPO. IndCor owns and operates a portfolio of 117 million square feet of high-quality industrial properties in key markets throughout the United States. IndCor’s assets are principally located in desirable in-fill industrial markets, which benefit from proximity to key domestic and global transportation hubs, major logistics and warehouse/distribution networks, as well as large population concentrations.
  • Dec 01, 2014

    CBRE Global Investors Sells 14 Dutch Retail Assets to Blackstone

    Amsterdam, 1 December 2014 – CBRE Global Investors announces the completion of the sale of 14 retail assets in the Netherlands on behalf of the CBRE Dutch Retail Funds to Blackstone Real Estate Partners Europe IV (“Blackstone”). The assets will be added to Blackstone’s European retail platform, Multi Corporation. Multi is one of Europe’s leading owners, (re)developers and managers of prime shopping centres.
  • Nov 25, 2014

    Blackstone to Present at the Goldman Sachs US Financial Services Conference 2014

    New York, New York, November 25, 2014. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) announced today that Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder of Blackstone, will present at the Goldman Sachs US Financial Services Conference 2014 in New York, New York on Wednesday, December 10, 2014 at 11:30 am EST.
  • Nov 20, 2014

    Blackstone to Purchase GE Capital’s Japan Residential Business

    Tokyo, Japan, November 21, 2014 – Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that funds affiliated with Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia will make an investment in connection with an agreement to acquire GE Japan Corporation’s 100% owned residential real estate business for over ¥190 billion. The business owns and operates more than 200 residential properties, consisting of over 10,000 units primarily in Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Fukuoka.
  • Nov 19, 2014

    Orica Announces Sale of Chemicals Business to Funds Advised by Blackstone

    New York, New York, November 19, 2014 – Orica Limited (Orica, ASX:ORI) today announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its Chemicals business to funds advised by Blackstone for A$750 million.