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Blackstone REIT Acquires 22 MSF Industrial Portfolio for $1.8B

The portfolio includes 146 separate industrial warehouses and distribution buildings. The exact facility pictured was not disclosed.

NEW YORK CITY — Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust Inc. (NYSE: BX) has acquired the Canyon Industrial Portfolio, a 22 million-square-foot portfolio of industrial assets, for approximately $1.8 billion.

The portfolio consists of 146 last-mile, infill warehouses and distribution buildings with major concentrations in Chicago; Dallas; Baltimore; Washington, D.C.; Los Angeles; the Inland Empire region of southern California; and south and central Florida.

The portfolio was 90 percent occupied at the time of sale by tenants including Amazon, FedEx, DHL, Coca-Cola, Fiat Chrysler and the U.S. Government. The seller in the transaction was undisclosed.

With the closing of this acquisition, New York City-based Blackstone’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. The company seeks to invest in stabilized, income-generating U.S. commercial real estate across property types including multifamily, industrial, retail and hotel.

Blackstone stock closed on Monday, March 12, at $34.43 per share, up from $27.95 one year ago.

— Katie Sloan

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