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Blackstone, HPT Deals Shine Spotlight on Private Capital Shift

Real Estate Fund Intelligence

06/13/2019

Morrison & Foerster REIT co-chair Justin Salon discusses current trends in the REIT market in the Real Estate Fund Intelligence (REFI) article “Blackstone, HPT Deals Shine Spotlight on Private Capital Shift.” REFI reports that several recently announced deals are signaling a global trend toward private market transactions as a way for commercial real estate investors to unlock value in a late-cycle market.

“Late cycle, liquidity is always part of the calculus as far as capital raising is concerned,” said Justin. “Property companies are asking the questions, ‘Is it the public markets or the private markets?’ The answer is that it’s probably prudent to evaluate both. That said, the calculus has shied in recent years toward private transactions.”

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