Commercial Real Estate Direct Staff Report
Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Inc. has paid a fund managed by TA Realty $430 million for a portfolio of six apartment properties with 2,514 units.
The non-traded REIT, which Blackstone Group launched only late last year, had raised $279 million during the fourth quarter, making it the most-active non-traded REIT in that metric, according to Summit Investment Research.
It bought the portfolio from TA's Realty Associates Fund IX LP, which had raised $1.5 billion of capital commitments in 2008. JLL represented TA Realty in the transaction.
The properties have a weighted average occupancy rate of 93 percent, with average monthly rents of $1,404/unit. They're in Florida, Illinois, Texas and Kansas.
Blackstone said it funded the purchase with a draw against a $95 million line of credit it has.
The portfolio includes the 461-unit apartment building in Orlando, Fla., that has 70,000 square feet of ground-floor retail space occupied by 7-Eleven, Mad Cow Theater and the Rusty Spoon, among others; a 244-space parking garage, and a leasehold interest in an adjoining 868-space parking property. That ground lease requires Blackstone to...
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