Blackstone Completes $7.6B Acquisition of Gramercy Property Trust
New York-based Gramercy Property Trust completed its previously announced acquisition by affiliates of Blackstone Real Estate Partners VIII L.P. The total transaction value is roughly $7.6 billion.
Gramercy held a portfolio of primarily industrial assets totaling 81 million square feet with an enterprise value of $7 billion.
Holders of common shares of Gramercy Property Trust will be entitled to receive $27.50 in cash, without interest, in exchange for each common share owned. Gramercy’s outstanding Series A preferred shares will be redeemed for roughly $25.05 per share in cash. Gramercy’s common shares will cease trading on the NYSE.
Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC acted as exclusive financial advisor to Gramercy. Eastdil Secured LLC acted as a real estate consultant to Gramercy. Citigroup Global Markets Inc. and BofA Merrill Lynch acted as Blackstone’s financial advisors in connection with the transaction.
Dennis Kaiser is Vice President of Content and Public Relations for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Dennis is a communications leader with more than 30 years of experience including as a journalist and in corporate and agency marketing communications roles. He is responsible for Connect’s client content operations and is involved in a range of initiatives ranging from content strategy, message development, copywriting, media relations, social media and content marketing services.
In his most recent corporate communications roles, he led a regional public relations effort across Southern California for CBRE, played a key marketing role on JLL’s national retail team, and was responsible for directing the global public relations effort at ValleyCrest, the nation’s largest commercial landscape services company.
In addition to his vast commercial real estate experience, Dennis has worked on communications and launch strategies for a number of residential projects such as Disney’s Celebration in Florida, Ritter Ranch in Palmdale California (7,200 homes, 22,000 acres), WaterColor in Florida and PremierGarage in Phoenix.
Dennis’s agency background included firms such as Idea Hall and Macy + Associates. He has earned an outstanding reputation with organization leaders as a trusted advisor, strategic program implementer, consensus builder and exceptional collaborator.
Dennis has developed and managed national communications programs for Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, both public and private. He’s successfully worked with journalists across the globe representing clients involved in major-breaking news stories, product launches, media tours, and company news announcements.
Dennis has been involved in a host of charitable and community organizations including the American Cancer Society, Easter Seals, BoyScouts, Chrysalis Foundation, Freedom For Life, HOLA, L.A.’s BEST, Reach Out and Read, Super Bowl Host Committee, and Thunderbirds Charities.
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