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Blackstone Continues to Pace Non-Traded REIT Sector

Blackstone Group continued to increase its dominant share of the non-traded REIT market, having raised $3.1 billion of equity capital since its launch in 2016. That amounts to nearly one-third of all equity raised by the entire industry.

The giant New York-based investment manager raised $772 million of equity during the second quarter of 2018, according to Summit Investment Research. That accounts for 66% of the $1.17 billion raised by all active non-traded REITs during Q2. The next most active company was Griffin-American Healthcare REIT IV Inc., which raised $66 million, while Cole Real Estate Income Strategy was next, with $57 million raised.

Q2’s equity raised by the non-traded REIT sector was a 28% increase from the $914 million raised during Q1 2018, and is more than the $1.02 billion raised during Q2 2017.

JLL Income Property Trust has raised $1.5 billion since its launch in 2012, and Carter Validus Mission Critical REIT II has raised $1.3 billion since it began in 2014.

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