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Investors looking for income, a hedge to inflation and resiliency in the face of rising rates, should consider private real estate.Frank Cohen
Chairman of the Board and CEO of BREITWhy Private real estate
Investors looking for income, a hedge to inflation and resiliency in the face of rising rates, should consider private real estate.Frank Cohen
Chairman of the Board and CEO of BREIT
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Coordinated stimulus and a reopened U.S. economy have combined to push up prices. Within the right sectors, real estate may provide cash flow yield and growth against this backdrop.
A key advantage of REITs is the potential for tax deferral of distributions characterized as Return of Capital (ROC).8
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BREIT’s asset and sector selection contributed to strong performance during the quarter
Past performance does not guarantee future results. Financial information is approximate and as of April 30, 2022, unless otherwise noted. The words “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to BREIT, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, including BREIT Operating Partnership L.P., unless the context requires otherwise.
NAV Calculation and Reconciliation. This material contains references to our net asset value (“NAV”) and NAV-based calculations, which involve significant professional judgment. The calculated value of our assets and liabilities may differ from our actual realizable value or future value which would affect the NAV as well as any returns derived from that NAV, and ultimately the value of your investment. As return information is calculated based on NAV, return information presented will be impacted should the assumptions on which NAV was determined prove to be different. NAV is not a measure used under generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”) and will likely differ from the GAAP value of our equity reflected in our financial statements. As of March 31, 2022, our total equity under GAAP, excluding non-controlling third-party JV interests, was $43.8 billion and our NAV was $63.3 billion. As of March 31, 2022, our NAV per share was $14.82, $14.62, $14.53 and $14.82 for Class S, Class T, Class D and Class I shares, respectively, and GAAP equity per share/unit was $10.24. GAAP equity accounts for net losses as calculated under GAAP, and we have incurred $95.9 million in net losses, excluding net losses attributable to non-controlling interests in third-party JV interests, for the three months ended March 31, 2022. Our net losses as calculated under GAAP and a reconciliation of our GAAP equity, excluding non-controlling third-party JV interests, to our NAV are provided in our annual and interim financial statements. As of March 31, 2022, 100% of inception to date distributions were funded from cash flows from operations. For further information, please refer to “Net Asset Value Calculation and Valuation Guidelines” in BREIT’s prospectus, which describes our valuation process and the independent third parties who assist us.
- “Institutional quality” refers to BREIT’s real estate portfolio and not the terms of the offering. Individual investors should be aware that institutional investors generally have different criteria when making investment decisions.
- Inception to date (“ITD”) returns for BREIT are annualized consistent with the IPA Practice Guideline 2018. The inception dates for the Class S, T, D and I shares are January 1, 2017, June 1, 2017, May 1, 2017 and January 1, 2017, respectively. Inception to date annualized returns with sales load are as follows: Class S shares: 12.1%; Class T shares: 12.6%; Class D shares: 13.5%. Return information is not a measure used under GAAP. BREIT has incurred $814.1 million in net losses, excluding net losses attributable to non-controlling interests in third-party JV interests, for the year ended December 31, 2021. This amount largely reflects the expense of real estate depreciation and amortization in accordance with GAAP. Additional information about our net losses as calculated under GAAP is included in our annual and interim financial statements.
- Reflects the current month’s distribution annualized and divided by the prior month’s net asset value, which is inclusive of all fees and expenses.
- The share class information represents the transaction price for each share class of our common stock for subscriptions accepted as of June 1, 2022 (and repurchases as of May 31, 2022). The purchase price of our common stock for each share class equals the transaction price of such class, plus applicable upfront selling commissions and dealer manager fees. The repurchase price for each share class equals the transaction price of such class. The transaction price presented is rounded to two decimal places.
- World’s largest owner based on Blackstone Inc.’s (“Blackstone”) standing as the largest owner of commercial real estate globally by estimated market value per Real Capital Analytics, as of March 31, 2022. A copy of the source materials of such data will be provided upon request. This excludes governmental entities and religious organizations. Blackstone is a premier global investment manager. The real estate group of Blackstone, Blackstone Real Estate, is our sponsor and an affiliate of BX REIT Advisors L.L.C. (the “Adviser”). Information regarding Blackstone and Blackstone Real Estate is included to provide information regarding the experience of our sponsor and its affiliates. An investment in BREIT is not an investment in our sponsor or Blackstone as BREIT is a separate and distinct legal entity.
- “Portfolio Sector” weighting is measured as the asset value of real estate investments for each sector category (Residential, Industrial, Net Lease, Hospitality, Self Storage, Data Centers, Retail, Office) divided by the total asset value of all real estate investments, excluding the value of any third party interests in such real estate investments (“Real Estate TAV”) The following sectors each have subsectors comprising over 1.0% of Real Estate TAV. Residential: multifamily, single family rental, student housing, affordable housing and manufactured housing; Industrial: warehouses; and Hospitality: full service and select service hotels. Geographic allocation weighting is measured as the asset value of real estate properties and unconsolidated investments for each geographical category (South, West, East, Midwest, Non-U.S.) divided by the total asset value of all (1) real estate properties, excluding the value of any third-party interests in such real estate properties, and (2) unconsolidated investments. Please see the prospectus for more information on BREIT’s investments.
- Growth market means a market with high population growth relative to the U.S. average. While BREIT generally seeks to acquire real estate properties located in growth markets, certain properties may not be located in such markets. Although a market may be a growth market as of the date of the publication of this material, demographics and trends may change and investors are cautioned on relying upon the data presented as there is no guarantee that historical trends will continue or that BREIT could benefit from such trends. U.S. Census Bureau, as of July 2020, released in May 2021.
- A portion of REIT ordinary income distributions may be tax deferred given the ability to characterize ordinary income as Return of Capital (“ROC”). ROC distributions reduce the stockholder’s tax basis in the year the distribution is received, and generally defer taxes on that portion until the stockholder’s stock is sold via redemption. Upon redemption, the investor may be subject to higher capital gains taxes as a result of a lower cost basis due to the return of capital distributions. Certain non-cash deductions, such as depreciation and amortization, lower the taxable income for REIT distributions. Investors should be aware that a REIT’s ROC percentage may vary significantly in a given year and, as a result, the impact of the tax law and any related advantages may vary significantly from year to year. BREIT’s return of capital in 2019, 2020 and 2021 was 90%, 100% and 92% respectively. This content should not be relied upon or considered as tax advice. Investors should consult their own tax advisors in order to understand any applicable tax consequences of an investment. Prospective investors should note that the tax treatment of each investor, and of any investment, depends on individual circumstances and may be subject to change in the future.
Summary of Risk Factors
BREIT is a non-listed REIT that invests primarily in stabilized income-generating commercial real estate investments across asset classes in the United States and, to a lesser extent, real estate debt investments, with a focus on current income. We may invest to a lesser extent in countries outside of the U.S. This investment involves a high degree of risk. You should purchase these securities only if you can afford the complete loss of your investment. You should read the prospectus carefully for a description of the risks associated with an investment in BREIT. These risks include, but are not limited to, the following:
- There is no public trading market for our common stock and repurchase of shares by us will likely be the only way to dispose of your shares. We are not obligated to repurchase any shares under our share repurchase plan and may choose to repurchase only some, or even none, of the shares that have been requested to be repurchased. In addition, repurchases will be subject to available liquidity and other significant restrictions. Further, our board of directors may make exceptions to, modify or suspend our share repurchase plan. As a result, our shares should be considered as having only limited liquidity and at times may be illiquid.
- Distributions are not guaranteed and may be funded from sources other than cash flow from operations, including borrowings, offering proceeds, the sale of our assets and repayments of our real estate debt investments. We have no limits on the amounts we may fund from such sources.
- The purchase and repurchase price for shares of our common stock are generally based on our prior month’s net asset value (“NAV”) and are not based on any public trading market. While there will be independent annual appraisals of our properties, the appraisal of properties is inherently subjective, and our NAV may not accurately reflect the actual price at which our properties could be liquidated on any given day. The NAV per share, if calculated as of the date on which you make your subscription request or repurchase request, may be significantly different than the transaction price you pay or the repurchase price you receive. Certain of our investments or liabilities are subject to high levels of volatility from time to time and could change in value significantly between the end of the prior month as of which our NAV is determined and the date that you acquire or repurchase our shares, however the prior month’s NAV per share will generally continue to be used as the offering price per share and repurchase price per share.
- We are dependent on BX REIT Advisors L.L.C. (the “Adviser”) to conduct our operations. The Adviser will face conflicts of interest as a result of, among other things, the allocation of investment opportunities among us and Other Blackstone Accounts (as defined in BREIT’s prospectus), the allocation of time of its investment professionals and the substantial fees that we will pay to the Adviser.
- On acquiring shares, you will experience immediate dilution in the net tangible book value of your investment.
- There are limits on the ownership and transferability of our shares.
- If we fail to qualify as a REIT and no relief provisions apply, our NAV and cash available for distribution to our stockholders could materially decrease.
- We do not own the Blackstone name, but we are permitted to use it as part of our corporate name pursuant to a trademark license agreement with an affiliate of Blackstone Inc. (together with its affiliates, “Blackstone”). Use of the name by other parties or the termination of our trademark license agreement may harm our business.
Certain countries have been susceptible to epidemics which may be designated as pandemics by world health authorities, most recently COVID-19. The outbreak of such epidemics, together with any resulting restrictions on travel or quarantines imposed, has had and may in the future have a negative impact on the economy and business activity globally (including in the countries in which BREIT invests), and thereby may adversely affect the performance of BREIT’s investments. Furthermore, the rapid development of epidemics could preclude prediction as to their ultimate adverse impact on economic and market conditions, and, as a result, presents material uncertainty and risk with respect to BREIT and the performance of its investments. For further information on the impact of COVID-19 on BREIT, please refer to “Risk Factors—The current outbreak of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has caused severe disruptions in the U.S. and global economy and has had an adverse impact on our performance and results of operations” in BREIT’s prospectus.
On February 24, 2022, Russian troops began a full-scale invasion of Ukraine and, as of the date of this material, the countries remain in active armed conflict. Around the same time, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, and several other nations announced a broad array of new or expanded sanctions, export controls, and other measures against Russia, Russia-backed separatist regions in Ukraine, and certain banks, companies, government officials, and other individuals in Russia and Belarus. The ongoing conflict and the rapidly evolving measures in response could be expected to have a negative impact on the economy and business activity globally (including in the countries in which BREIT invests), and therefore could adversely affect the performance of BREIT’s investments. The severity and duration of the conflict and its impact on global economic and market conditions are impossible to predict, and as a result, could present material uncertainty and risk with respect to BREIT and the performance of its investments and operations, and the ability of BREIT to achieve its investment objectives. Similar risks will exist to the extent that any investments, service providers, vendors or certain other parties have material operations or assets in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, or the immediate surrounding areas.
Certain information contained in this material has been obtained from sources outside Blackstone, which in certain cases has not been updated through the date hereof. While such information is believed to be reliable for purposes used herein, no representations are made as to the accuracy or completeness thereof and none of Blackstone, its funds, nor any of their affiliates takes any responsibility for, and has not independently verified, any such information. This information involves a number of assumptions and limitations, and you are cautioned not to give undue weight to these estimates.
Opinions expressed reflect the current opinions of BREIT as of the date appearing in the materials only and are based on BREIT’s opinions of the current market environment, which is subject to change. Stockholders, financial professionals and prospective investors should not rely solely upon the information presented when making an investment decision and should review the most recent prospectus, as supplemented, available at www.breit.com. Certain information contained in the materials discusses general market activity, industry or sector trends, or other broad-based economic, market or political conditions and should not be construed as research or investment advice.
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