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UC Increases Blackstone BREIT Stake by $500M Despite Protests

BREIT Completes $3.7B Deal for Resource REIT, Adds 42 Apartment Properties 

Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (BREIT) has completed its previously announced acquisition of Resource REIT, Inc. for $14.75 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.7 billion, including the assumption of the REIT’s debt. BREIT’s deal for the non-traded multifamily REIT was announced in January. 

The deal covers Resource REIT’s portfolio of multifamily, garden-style assets comprised of 42 apartment communities totaling more than 12,600 units. The assets are located in some of the fastest-growing submarkets spanning 13 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Texas.  

When the deal was announced in late January, Asim Hamid, senior managing director at Blackstone Real Estate, said, “This transaction represents a continuation of our high-conviction investing in top-quality multifamily communities in growth markets across the U.S. Blackstone intends to capitalize on our expertise, scale, and best-in-class management practices to ensure these properties are well maintained and provide an exceptional experience for residents.”


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