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#GlobalREBubble #Suckers '@Blackstone eyes property assets in Asia, Europe' via @SGPropertyGuru

Aug 27, 2013 - PropertyGuru.com.sg Comment E-mail to friend Bookmark & Share US-based investment giant Blackstone plans to sell its US properties and acquire new assets in Asia and Europe, according to recent media reports. The private equity firm currently has the world's largest real estate portfolio, with US$64 billion (S$81.9 billion) in assets under management. But to fund its acquisition deals outside the US, Blackstone intends to divest and list some of its property assets. Blackstone's Chief Executive Steve Schwarzman noted that the company raised US$14 billion (S$17.9 billion) in the second quarter alone, mainly from its credit and property businesses. Aside from the upcoming listing of Brixmor Property Group as well as Extended Stay Hotels, Blackstone is also working on the IPO of its biggest asset, Hilton Worldwide, which it purchased in 2007 for US$25 billion (...

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