Tag Archives: Blackstone

DLF may split 40% stake sale in rental arm between GIC & Blackstone

Promoters of DLF, India’s largest realty developer, are actively considering a split of the proposed 40% stake sale in the company’s rental commercial property arm between two contenders — US private equity major Blackstone Group and Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC — said three persons familiar with the development. Under this structure, Blackstone and GIC… Read More »

Blackstone Plans India’s First REIT

A venture including private-equity giant  Blackstone Group LP is poised to launch India’s first real-estate investment trust in an initial public offering that could raise more than $600 million and mark a milestone in the development of a modern commercial real-estate industry in India. For Blackstone, the deal would do a lot more than simply make history. It would… Read More »

DBS set to lease 1 lakh sq ft of office space in Nariman Point

In the largest ever transaction in Nariman Point’s history, Singapore’s multinational bank DBS Bank is set to pick up 1 lakh sq ft of prime office space spread over total five floors in Blackstone Group’s commercial property, Express Towers, said two persons familiar with the development. Nariman Point has not recorded a single deal of this… Read More »

Blackstone plans two REITs for office assets

Global private equity firm Blackstone Group Lp, the largest owner of office real estate in India, plans to list two separate real estate investment trusts (REITs) for its office assets with developer partners, said multiple people familiar with the development. For its office parks in the National Capital Region (NCR), and west India (Mumbai and Pune),… Read More »

Blackstone forays into retail real estate, to double mall portfolio to 2.5m sqft by 2016-end

The world’s largest private equity manager Blackstone Group has entered India’s retailing sector by setting up a fully owned subsidiary Nexus Malls. The new entity will own and manage shopping centres in Asia’s third largest economy with a focus on turning around underperforming malls in the country. Nexus has already acquired AlphaOne malls in Ahmedabad and… Read More »

Blackstone plans to raise Rs 4,000 crore via India’s maiden REIT listing

The world’s largest private equity manager Blackstone Group, which is also the most prolific investor in Indian commercial properties, is finalizing plans to raise Rs 4,000 crore (about $600 million), through a listing of Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) on the domestic stock exchanges, people directly familiar with the matter said. This will perhaps be… Read More »

Blackstone-Embassy JV to invest Rs 5,000 crore to build over 16 m sq ft of office space

The world’s largest private equity manager Blackstone’s Indian real estate joint venture Embassy Office Parks will invest $750 million, or around Rs 5,000 crore, in the next three years as technology services boost office space absorption in cities such as Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune. The equal joint venture between Blackstone and property developer Embassy Group… Read More »

Blackstone, 2 others selected to sell DLF’s stake in office rental arm

Private equity group Blackstone; a consortium of sovereign funds of Abu Dhabi, Qatar together with Kotak Realty Fund; and GIC of Singapore are the final three shortlisted candidates in race to pick up the entire 40% stake held by DLF promoters in the office rental arm -DLF Cyber City Developers Limited (DCCDL). The three have submitted… Read More »