Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. Announces Closing of Realty Income’s $950 Million Investment in Bellagio Las Vegas
New York – Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“BREIT”) today announced the closing of Realty Income Corporation’s (“Realty Income”, NYSE: O) investment of approximately $950 million to acquire common and preferred equity interests from BREIT in a new joint venture that owns a 95% interest in the real estate assets of The Bellagio Las Vegas. As part of the transaction, Realty Income invested approximately $300 million of common equity in the joint venture to acquire a 21.9% indirect interest in the property, BREIT retained a 73.1% indirect interest, and MGM Resorts International (“MGM”) retained a 5.0% interest in the property. Realty Income also invested $650 million to acquire a yield-bearing preferred equity interest in the joint venture.
About Realty Income
Realty Income, The Monthly Dividend Company®, is an S&P 500 company and member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats® index. We invest in people and places to deliver dependable monthly dividends that increase over time. The company is structured as a REIT, and its monthly dividends are supported by the cash flow from over 13,100 real estate properties primarily owned under long-term net lease agreements with commercial clients. To date, the company has declared 639 consecutive common stock monthly dividends throughout its 54-year operating history and increased the dividend 122 times since Realty Income’s public listing in 1994 (NYSE: O). Additional information about the company can be obtained from the corporate website at www.realtyincome.com.
About Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust
Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (BREIT) is a perpetual-life, institutional quality real estate investment platform that brings private real estate to income focused investors. BREIT invests primarily in stabilized, income-generating U.S. commercial real estate across key property types and to a lesser extent in real estate debt investments. BREIT is externally managed by a subsidiary of Blackstone (NYSE: BX), a global leader in real estate investing. Blackstone’s real estate business was founded in 1991 and has approximately $333 billion in investor capital under management. Further information is available at www.breit.com.
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