Oct. 1, 2015, 3:17 PM
- There's a disconnect and that creates opportunities for us," says Blackstone (BX -0.9%) global real estate chief Jon Gray, speaking about the gaping hole between the net asset values and stock prices for much of the REIT sector.
- Blackstone, of course, stepped right into that gap last month with an agreement to buy Strategic Hotels (NYSE:BEE) for $6B. The P-E giant also is reportedly sniffing around BioMed Realty Trust (BMR +1.4%).
- The iShares Dow Jones U.S. Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:IYR) is off about 15% since its 2015 peak in late January. How about the gap in Blackstone? It's stock is lower by about 30% since Memorial Day.
- Previously: Frustrated Schwarzman argues higher valuation for Blackstone (Sept. 4)
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