Billionaire Investor Says 'Buy REITs'

Aug. 27, 2022 9:00 AM ETBX, VNQ, UMH, ARE, SPG, BSRTF, VNNVF, VONOY, STAG, BAM, WSR181 Comments


  • Steve Schwarzman and John Gray from Blackstone are seeing the best opportunities in REITs.
  • That's because REITs are down sharply even as private real estate values have remained stable for the most part.
  • We can expect more M&A in the near term, and now is a great time to accumulate REITs at large discounts to fair value.
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Blackstone (BX) just recently held its second-quarter earnings call, and in it, we got to hear their thoughts on the best investment opportunities in today's marketplace.

In case you aren't familiar with Blackstone, it is the biggest

Blackstone buys REITs


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