Blackstone Closes Real Estate Secondaries Fund at $2.6B
Blackstone said Thursday it had reached the final close on $2.6 billion for its latest real estate secondaries fund, Strategic Partners Real Estate VIII L.P., and its related committed program vehicles. The fund, which launched in April 2022, is the fourth largest real estate secondaries fund on record, according to PEI Group.
Verdun Perry, global head of Blackstone Strategic Partners, said: “We are incredibly grateful to our investors for their continued support. We remain committed to generating strong risk-adjusted returns for the millions of beneficiaries that our investors represent. With our substantial scale and private market footprint, we believe we are well-positioned to capitalize on the substantial, and growing, opportunities in the real estate secondaries market.”
Added Mark Burton, senior managing director and head of real estate secondaries, “We have one of the market’s largest real estate portfolios, spanning interests in over 540 underlying real estate funds managed by over 220 GPs. With the growing need for liquidity among GPs and LPs, we are excited about the real estate secondaries market opportunity ahead of us.”
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