Highlights from BREIT’s Stockholder Event
Watch the highlights from our August 2023 Stockholder Event featuring Jon Gray, Nadeem Meghji, Joan Solotar and Chad Williams, CEO of QTS Data Centers.
Q2 2023 Update for Stockholders
Learn how BREIT’s high-quality portfolio contributed to BREIT’s Q2 performance.
Where You Invest Matters
Watch Nadeem Meghji discuss the dispersion in performance across commercial real estate sectors today on CNBC.
Strategic Asset Dispositions
Since January 2022, BREIT has sold $15 billion of real estate assets at a 4% premium to carrying values.
Declining New Supply is a Long-Term Tailwind
Limited new construction supports pricing power for BREIT’s existing real estate assets.
The Wall Street Journal on Student Housing*
Commercial real estate finds a rare bright spot by campuses.
The Financial Times on BREIT’s Push into Data Centers**
Blackstone believes AI is a once-in-a-generation engine for future growth in data centers.
This article was published by the Financial Times on July 30, 2023. For purposes of clarification, please see note ** below.
Additional Stockholder Materials
Distributions are reported to you on Form 1099-DIV. The tax character of each year’s distribution as a percent of each year’s total distribution is detailed below:
|YEAR||TOTAL ORDINARY DIVIDENDS||QUALIFIED DIVIDENDS||CAPITAL GAINS||UNRECAPTURED|
§ 1250 GAIN
|§ 897 ORDINARY DIVIDENDS||§ 897 CAPITAL GAINS||RETURN OF CAPITAL|
§ 199A DIVIDENDS
Copies of BREIT’s filings are available on this page for your convenience. For the full list of BREIT filings and the original versions of such filings, please click here.
Represents BREIT’s view of the current market environment as of the date appearing in this material only. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Financial information is approximate and as of August 31, 2023, unless otherwise noted. The words “we”, “us”, and “our” refer to BREIT, together with its consolidated subsidiaries, including BREIT Operating Partnership L.P. (the “Operating Partnership”), 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. Our NAV is generally equal to the fair value of our assets less outstanding liabilities, calculated in accordance with our valuation guidelines. 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 incorrect. 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 June 30, 2023, our total equity under GAAP, excluding non-controlling third-party JV interests, was $45.3 billion and our NAV was $67.8 billion. As of June 30, 2023, our NAV per share was $14.68, $14.45, $14.36 and $14.69 for Class S, Class T, Class D and Class I shares, respectively, and GAAP equity per share/unit was $9.80. GAAP equity accounts for net income as calculated under GAAP, and we have incurred $160.1 million in net income, excluding net losses attributable to non-controlling interests in third-party JV interests, for the six months ended June 30, 2023. Our net income (loss) 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 June 30, 2023, 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.
*As of August 31, 2023, student housing accounted for 11% of BREIT’s real estate asset value.
**BREIT participated in the acquisition of QTS alongside other Blackstone-managed investment vehicles. BREIT’s ownership interest at acquisition (August 31, 2021) was 33% ($3.2 billion purchase price at share). As of June 30, 2023, BREIT’s ownership interest in QTS was 33.5% and the QTS investment accounted for 3.2% of BREIT’s real estate asset value. As of July 24, 2023, BREIT has sold or is in contract to sell over $10 billion of real estate assets since September 1, 2022 at a 3% average premium to carrying values. The sales have generated over $2.25 billion in profits. Blackstone has committed $1 billion in recent years for data center and infrastructure developments. There can be no assurance that any commitments or pending but not yet closed transactions will occur or close as expected or at all. Please see Strategic Asset Dispositions and other materials available under For Stockholders and Literature for additional details and important disclosure information.
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Alternative investments often are speculative, typically have higher fees than traditional investments, often include a high degree of risk and are appropriate only for eligible, long-term investors who are willing to forgo liquidity and put capital at risk for an indefinite period of time. They may be highly illiquid and can engage in leverage and other speculative practices that may increase volatility and risk of loss.
Alternative investments involve complex tax structures, tax inefficient investing, and delays in distributing important tax information. Individual funds have specific risks related to their investment programs that will vary from fund to fund. Investors should consult their own tax and legal advisors as Dealers generally do not provide tax or legal advice. REITs are generally not taxed at the corporate level to the extent they distribute all of their taxable income in the form of dividends. Ordinary income dividends are taxed at individual tax rates and distributions may be subject to state tax. Each investor’s tax considerations are different and consulting a tax advisor is recommended. Any of the data provided herein should not be construed as investment, tax, accounting or legal advice.
Interests in alternative investment products are distributed by the applicable Dealer and (1) are not FDIC-insured, (2) are not deposits or other obligations of such Dealer or any of its affiliates, and (3) are not guaranteed by such Dealer and its affiliates. Each Dealer is a registered broker-dealer, not a bank.
Select Images. The selected images of certain BREIT investments in this website are provided for illustrative purposes only, are not representative of all BREIT investments of a given property type and are not representative of BREIT’s entire portfolio. It should not be assumed that BREIT’s investment in the properties identified and discussed herein were or will be profitable. Please refer to https://www.breit.com/properties for a complete list of BREIT’s real estate investments (excluding equity in public and private real estate related companies), including BREIT’s ownership interest in such investments.
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 (“U.S.”) and, to a lesser extent, real estate debt investments, with a focus on current income. We 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:
- Since there is no public trading market for our common stock, repurchase of shares by us will likely be the only way to dispose of your shares. Our share repurchase plan, which is approved and administered by our board of directors, provides stockholders with the opportunity to request that we repurchase their shares on a monthly basis, but we are not obligated to repurchase any shares and our board of directors may determine to repurchase only some, or even none, of the shares that have been requested to be repurchased in any particular month in its discretion. In addition, repurchases will be subject to available liquidity and other significant restrictions, including repurchase limitations that have in the past been, and may in the future be, exceeded, resulting in our repurchase of shares on a pro rata basis. Further, our board of directors may, in certain circumstances, 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, without limitation, borrowings, the sale of our assets, repayments of our real estate debt investments, return of capital or offering proceeds, and advances or the deferral of fees and expenses. 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.
- We are dependent on BX REIT Advisors L.L.C. (the “Adviser”) to conduct our operations, as well as the persons and firms the Adviser retains to provide services on our behalf. 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, an investor will experience immediate dilution in the net tangible book value of the investor’s investment.
- There are limits on the ownership and transferability of our shares.
- We intend to continue to qualify as a REIT for U.S. federal income tax purposes. However, 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. (“Blackstone”). Use of the name by other parties or the termination of our trademark license agreement may harm our business.
- The acquisition of investment properties may be financed in substantial part by borrowing, which increases our exposure to loss. The use of leverage involves a high degree of financial risk and will increase the exposure of our investments to adverse economic factors such as rising interest rates, downturns in the economy or deteriorations in the condition of our investments.
- Investing in commercial real estate assets involves certain risks, including but not limited to: adverse changes in values or operating results caused by global and national economic and market conditions generally and by the local economic conditions where our properties are located, including changes with respect to rising vacancy rates or decreasing market rental rates; tenants’ inability to pay rent; increases in interest rates and lack of availability of financing; tenant turnover and vacancies; and changes in supply of or demand for similar properties in a given market.
- Our portfolio is currently concentrated in certain industries and geographies, and, as a consequence, our aggregate return may be substantially affected by adverse economic or business conditions affecting that particular type of asset or geography.
- Local, regional, or global events such as war (e.g., Russia/Ukraine), acts of terrorism, public health issues like pandemics or epidemics (e.g., COVID-19), recessions, or other economic, political and global macro factors and events could lead to a substantial economic downturn or recession in the U.S. and global economies and have a significant impact on BREIT and its investments. The recovery from such downturns is uncertain and may last for an extended period of time or result in significant volatility, and many of the risks discussed herein associated with an investment in BREIT may be increased.
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