Why BREIT

Blackstone brings institutional-quality real estate to income-focused investors1

BREIT provides individuals access to Blackstone Real Estate, the world’s largest commercial real estate owner with a 30+ year proven track record of success across market cycles.2

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.

What Sets BREIT Apart

Exceptional performance that has outpaced inflation driven by our high conviction, thematic investment approach.3

Exceptional Performance4

BREIT has continued to deliver strong returns and distributions powered by exceptional cash flow growth.3,5

15.5%

CLASS I 3-YEAR ANNUALIZED RETURN5

Exceptional Performance4

BREIT has continued to deliver strong returns and distributions powered by exceptional cash flow growth.3,5

14.5%

CLASS S 3-YEAR ANNUALIZED RETURN
(NO SALES LOAD)5

Does not assume payment of the maximum upfront sales charges at initial subscription for Class S shares. Payment of the upfront sales charge reduces returns.

Premier Platform

BREIT is managed by Blackstone Real Estate’s seasoned senior investment team that has delivered strong returns across various economic cycles over the last three decades.

30+ Year

TRACK RECORD

High Conviction 70/80/90 Portfolio

Concentrated in sectors and markets where growth has outpaced inflation, and benefiting from a fixed-rate balance sheet that mitigates interest rate risk.6,8

~70%

SOUTH & WEST7

~80%

RENTAL HOUSING & INDUSTRIAL7

~90%

FIXED-RATE FINANCING 8

Tax Advantages9

BREIT owns stabilized commercial real estate, which has historically delivered attractive, consistent and tax-advantaged distributions to investors.

Tax Advantages9

BREIT owns stabilized commercial real estate, which has historically delivered attractive, consistent and tax-advantaged distributions to investors.

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.

Lower Volatility10

BREIT’s performance is more closely tied to real estate fundamentals than publicly traded REITs, which are often subject to public market volatility.

Publicly traded REITs have fluctuated by 10% more than 50 times since 2010.

Quarterly U.S. Real Estate Returns
Private vs. Public Markets

Lower Volatility9

BREIT’s performance is more closely tied to real estate fundamentals than publicly traded REITs, which are often subject to public market volatility.

Publicly traded REITs have fluctuated by 10% more than 51 times since 2010.

Quarterly U.S. Real Estate Returns
Private vs. Public Markets

Our Conviction in BREIT

Blackstone employees are meaningfully invested in BREIT, demonstrating our commitment and conviction in the strategy.

$1.1B

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP11

Our Conviction in BREIT

Blackstone employees are meaningfully invested in BREIT, demonstrating our commitment and conviction in the strategy.

$1.1B

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP10

Our Conviction in BREIT

Blackstone employees are meaningfully invested in BREIT, demonstrating our commitment and conviction in the strategy.

$1.1B

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP9


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Past performance does not guarantee future results. Financial information is approximate and as of September 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. (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 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 September 30, 2022, our total equity under GAAP, excluding noncontrolling third-party JV interests, was $48.2 billion and our NAV was $70.4 billion. As of September 30, 2022, our NAV per share was $15.10, $14.88, $14.79 and $15.11 for Class S, Class T, Class D and Class I shares, respectively, and GAAP equity per share/unit was $10.32. GAAP equity accounts for net losses as calculated under GAAP, and we have incurred $371.6 million in net losses, excluding net losses attributable to non-controlling interests in third-party JV interests, for the nine months ended September 30, 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 September 30, 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.

Rental Housing includes the following subsectors as a percent of Real Estate TAV: multifamily (36%, including affordable housing, which accounts for 8%), student housing (10%), single family rental housing (8%), manufactured housing (1%) and senior housing (<1%).

  1. “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.
  2. World’s largest owner of commercial real estate based on estimated market value per Real Capital Analytics, as of September 30, 2022. A copy of the source materials of such data will be provided upon request. 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.
  3. Exceptional performance and cash flow growth reflects year-over-year same property NOI growth for the nine months ended September 30, 2022. Inflation reflects U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data as of September 30, 2022, which can be found at https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CPIAUCSL, and represents the Consumer Price Index, which measures changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. NOI may not be correlated to or continue to keep pace with inflation. See “Important Disclosure Information–Same Property NOI Growth” and “-Trends”.
  4. Performance returns reflect reinvested distributions and changes in the NAV per share. Additional share class specific fees may be paid with respect to Class S, T and D shares, which would lower returns. The “Growth of $100k” chart does not assume payment of the maximum upfront sales charges at initial subscription for Class S, T and D shares. Payment of the upfront sales charge reduces returns. The maximum amount of upfront fees paid for an investment of $100,000 is $3,500, $3,500 and $1,500 for Class S, T and D shares, respectively. The $100,000 amount used in this illustration is hypothetical, was chosen arbitrarily and should in no way be interpreted as a recommended investment amount. Suitability rules for investors may apply, such as an investment limit in the issuer to 10% of such investor’s liquid net worth.
  5. 3-year and 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. 3-year refers to the thirty-six months prior to current month-end. 3-year returns for all share classes were as follows: Class S shares (no sales load) 14.5%; Class S shares (with sales load) 13.2%; Class T shares (no sales load) 14.7%; Class T shares (with sales load) 13.4%; Class D shares (no sales load) 15.0%; Class D shares (with sales load) 14.4%; Class I shares 15.5%. ITD returns for all share classes were as follows: Class S shares (no sales load) 12.1%; Class S shares (with sales load) 11.5%; Class T shares (no sales load) 12.6%; Class T shares (with sales load) 11.9%; Class D shares (no sales load) 13.1%; Class D shares (with sales load) 12.7%; Class I shares 13.1%. The foregoing reflects the percent change in the NAV per share from the beginning of the applicable period, plus the amount of any distribution per share declared in the period. Return information is not a measure used under GAAP. BREIT has incurred $371.6 million in net losses, excluding net losses attributable to non-controlling interests in third-party JV interests, for the nine months ended September 30, 2022. 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. All returns shown assume reinvestment of distributions pursuant to BREIT’s distribution reinvestment plan, are derived from unaudited financial information, and are net of all BREIT expenses, including general and administrative expenses, transaction-related expenses, management fees, performance participation allocation, and share class-specific fees, but exclude the impact of early repurchase deductions on the repurchase of shares that have been outstanding for less than one year. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Class S, Class T and Class D shares listed as (with sales load) reflect the returns after the maximum upfront selling commission and dealer manager fees. Class S, Class T and Class D shares listed as (no sales load) exclude upfront selling commissions and dealer manager fees. With sales load returns assume payment of the maximum upfront sales charge at initial subscription (3.5% for Class S and Class T shares; 1.5% for Class D shares). The sales charge for Class D shares became effective May 1, 2018. Please refer to “NAV Calculation and Reconciliation” above for additional information on our determination of NAV.
  6. Represents year-over-year percent change in rental housing and industrial rent growth. Rental housing reflects Axiometrics data as of September 30, 2022 and represents effective multifamily market rent growth in BREIT’s multifamily markets weighted by unit count. Excludes affordable housing. A copy of the source materials of such third-party data will be provided upon request. Industrial reflects Blackstone Proprietary Data as of August 31, 2022 and represents market rent growth in BREIT’s U.S. industrial markets weighted by same property square footage at BREIT’s share. Inflation reflects U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data as of September 30, 2022, which can be found https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/CPIAUCSL, and represents the Consumer Price Index, which measures changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services. Rent growth may not be correlated to or continue to keep pace with inflation. See “Important Disclosure Information-Trends”.
  7. “Property Sector” weighting is measured as the asset value of real estate investments for each sector category (Rental Housing, Industrial, Net Lease, Data Centers, Hospitality, Self Storage, Office, Retail) 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. Rental Housing: multifamily, student housing, single family rental housing and manufactured housing; Industrial: warehouses; and Hospitality: select service hotels. “Real estate investments” include wholly-owned property investments, BREIT‘s share of property investments held through joint ventures and equity in public and private real estate-related companies. “Region Concentration” represents regions as defined by NCREIF and the weighting is measured as the asset value of real estate properties and unconsolidated property investments for each regional category (South, West, East, Midwest, Non-U.S.) divided by the total asset value of all (i) real estate properties, excluding the value of any third-party interests in such real estate properties, and (ii) unconsolidated property investments. As of October 31, 2022, 71% concentrated in the South and West and 78% concentrated in rental housing and industrial.
  8. The percentage of fixed-rate financing is measured by dividing (i) the sum of our fixed-rate debt, secured financings on investments in real estate debt with matched underlying interest rate exposure, and the outstanding notional principal amount of interest rate swaps, by (ii) total debt outstanding. As of October 31, 2022, 87% fixed rate liabilities. 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.
  9. 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. Annualized distribution rate for all share classes: Class S: 3.6%; Class T: 3.6%; Class D: 4.3%; Class I: 4.4%. After-tax yield is reflective of the current tax year which does not take into account other taxes that may be owed on an investment in a REIT when the investor redeems his or her shares. After-tax yield for all share classes: Class S: 3.5%; Class T: 3.6%; Class D: 4.2%; Class I: 4.4%. Tax-equivalent yield reflects the pre-tax yield an investor in a theoretical taxable investment (with income assumed to be taxed at the ordinary rate of 37%) would need to receive to match the after-tax yield of BREIT’s applicable class share in the current tax year and assumes that 92% of BREIT’s distributions is treated as Return of Capital (“ROC”), which is equal to the percentage of BREIT distributions classified as ROC for 2021, and qualified for tax deferral without taking into account taxes that would be payable upon redemption. The ordinary income tax rate could change in the future. Tax-equivalent yield for all share classes: Class S: 5.6%; Class T: 5.7%; Class D: 6.7%; Class I: 6.9%. All distribution rates shown are historical. 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. As of September 30, 2022, 100% of inception to date distributions were funded from cash flows from operations. The tax-equivalent yield would be reduced by 1.1%, 1.1%, 1.3% and 1.3% for Class S, T, D and I shares, respectively, taking into account deferred capital gains tax that would be payable upon redemption. This assumes a one-year holding period and includes the impact of deferred capital gains tax incurred in connection with a redemption of BREIT shares. Upon redemption, an investor is assumed to be subject to tax on all prior return of capital distributions at the current maximum capital gains rate of 20%. The capital gains rate could change in the future. Other fixed income products with different characteristics may also provide tax advantages, such as government bonds. Investors should consult their own tax advisors. 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. 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. BREIT’s return of capital in 2019, 2020 and 2021 was 90%, 100% and 92%, respectively. See “Important Disclosure Information–Tax Information”.
  10. As of September 30, 2022. BREIT’s share price is subject to less volatility compared to public equities because its per share NAV is based on the value of real estate assets it owns and is not subject to public market pricing forces as is the price of public equities. Although BREIT’s share price is subject to less volatility compared to public equities, the value of real estate may fluctuate and may be worth less than was initially paid for it. BREIT shares are significantly less liquid than public equities, and are not immune to fluctuations. Past performance does not guarantee future results. There can be no assurance that any Blackstone fund or investment will be able to implement its investment strategy, achieve its investment objectives or avoid substantial losses. Private real estate has exhibited 71% less volatility than publicly traded REITs based on the annualized standard deviation of the NFI-ODCE index relative to the MSCI U.S. REIT Index for the 25-year period ending September 30, 2022. Appraisal-based valuations of private real estate may be subject to smoothing bias and may therefore reflect lower volatility than would the valuation of public entities traded on an exchange. An investment in BREIT has material differences from a direct investment in real estate, including related to fees and expenses, liquidity and tax treatment. Private real estate is represented by the NFI-ODCE and reflects total returns excluding management and advisory fees. Publicly Traded REITs are represented by the MSCI U.S. REIT Index. Publicly Traded REIT performance reflects the daily price return of the MSCI U.S. REIT Index using rolling 14-day forward-looking periods as of October 4, 2022. Private Real Estate performance reflects the quarterly total return of the NFI‐ODCE as of September 30, 2022. See “Important Disclosure Information–Index Definitions” and “–Trends”.
  11. Reflects employee ownership as of November 1, 2022.
  1. 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. Annualized distribution rate for all share classes: Class S: 3.6%; Class T: 3.6%; Class D: 4.3%; Class I: 4.4%. After-tax yield is reflective of the current tax year which does not take into account other taxes that may be owed on an investment in a REIT when the investor redeems his or her shares. After-tax yield for all share classes: Class S: 3.5%; Class T: 3.6%; Class D: 4.2%; Class I: 4.4%. Tax-equivalent yield reflects the pre-tax yield an investor in a theoretical taxable investment (with income assumed to be taxed at the ordinary rate of 37%) would need to receive to match the after-tax yield of BREIT’s applicable class share in the current tax year and assumes that 92% of BREIT’s distributions is treated as Return of Capital (“ROC”), which is equal to the percentage of BREIT distributions classified as ROC for 2021, and qualified for tax deferral without taking into account taxes that would be payable upon redemption. The ordinary income tax rate could change in the future. Tax-equivalent yield for all share classes: Class S: 5.6%; Class T: 5.7%; Class D: 6.7%; Class I: 6.9%. All distribution rates shown are historical. 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. As of September 30, 2022, 100% of inception to date distributions were funded from cash flows from operations. The tax-equivalent yield would be reduced by 1.1%, 1.1%, 1.3% and 1.3% for Class S, T, D and I shares, respectively, taking into account deferred capital gains tax that would be payable upon redemption. This assumes a one-year holding period and includes the impact of deferred capital gains tax incurred in connection with a redemption of BREIT shares. Upon redemption, an investor is assumed to be subject to tax on all prior return of capital distributions at the current maximum capital gains rate of 20%. The capital gains rate could change in the future. Other fixed income products with different characteristics may also provide tax advantages, such as government bonds. Investors should consult their own tax advisors. 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. 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. BREIT’s return of capital in 2019, 2020 and 2021 was 90%, 100% and 92%, respectively. See “Important Disclosure Information–Tax Information”.
  2. As of September 30, 2022. BREIT’s share price is subject to less volatility compared to public equities because its per share NAV is based on the value of real estate assets it owns and is not subject to public market pricing forces as is the price of public equities. Although BREIT’s share price is subject to less volatility compared to public equities, the value of real estate may fluctuate and may be worth less than was initially paid for it. BREIT shares are significantly less liquid than public equities, and are not immune to fluctuations. Past performance does not guarantee future results. There can be no assurance that any Blackstone fund or investment will be able to implement its investment strategy, achieve its investment objectives or avoid substantial losses. Private real estate has exhibited 71% less volatility than publicly traded REITs based on the annualized standard deviation of the NFI-ODCE index relative to the MSCI U.S. REIT Index for the 25-year period ending September 30, 2022. Appraisal-based valuations of private real estate may be subject to smoothing bias and may therefore reflect lower volatility than would the valuation of public entities traded on an exchange. An investment in BREIT has material differences from a direct investment in real estate, including related to fees and expenses, liquidity and tax treatment. Private real estate is represented by the NFI-ODCE and reflects total returns excluding management and advisory fees. Publicly Traded REITs are represented by the MSCI U.S. REIT Index. Publicly Traded REIT performance reflects the daily price return of the MSCI U.S. REIT Index using rolling 14-day forward-looking periods as of October 4, 2022. Private Real Estate performance reflects the quarterly total return of the NFI‐ODCE as of September 30, 2022. See “Important Disclosure Information–Index Definitions” and “–Trends”.
  3. Reflects employee ownership as of November 1, 2022.
  1. 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. Annualized distribution rate for all share classes: Class S: 3.6%; Class T: 3.6%; Class D: 4.3%; Class I: 4.4%. After-tax yield is reflective of the current tax year which does not take into account other taxes that may be owed on an investment in a REIT when the investor redeems his or her shares. After-tax yield for all share classes: Class S: 3.5%; Class T: 3.6%; Class D: 4.2%; Class I: 4.4%. Tax-equivalent yield reflects the pre-tax yield an investor in a theoretical taxable investment (with income assumed to be taxed at the ordinary rate of 37%) would need to receive to match the after-tax yield of BREIT’s applicable class share in the current tax year and assumes that 92% of BREIT’s distributions is treated as Return of Capital (“ROC”), which is equal to the percentage of BREIT distributions classified as ROC for 2021, and qualified for tax deferral without taking into account taxes that would be payable upon redemption. The ordinary income tax rate could change in the future. Tax-equivalent yield for all share classes: Class S: 5.6%; Class T: 5.7%; Class D: 6.7%; Class I: 6.9%. All distribution rates shown are historical. 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. As of September 30, 2022, 100% of inception to date distributions were funded from cash flows from operations. The tax-equivalent yield would be reduced by 1.1%, 1.1%, 1.3% and 1.3% for Class S, T, D and I shares, respectively, taking into account deferred capital gains tax that would be payable upon redemption. This assumes a one-year holding period and includes the impact of deferred capital gains tax incurred in connection with a redemption of BREIT shares. Upon redemption, an investor is assumed to be subject to tax on all prior return of capital distributions at the current maximum capital gains rate of 20%. The capital gains rate could change in the future. Other fixed income products with different characteristics may also provide tax advantages, such as government bonds. Investors should consult their own tax advisors. 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. 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. BREIT’s return of capital in 2019, 2020 and 2021 was 90%, 100% and 92%, respectively. See “Important Disclosure Information–Tax Information”.
  2. Reflects employee ownership as of November 1, 2022.
  1. As of September 30, 2022. BREIT’s share price is subject to less volatility compared to public equities because its per share NAV is based on the value of real estate assets it owns and is not subject to public market pricing forces as is the price of public equities. Although BREIT’s share price is subject to less volatility compared to public equities, the value of real estate may fluctuate and may be worth less than was initially paid for it. BREIT shares are significantly less liquid than public equities, and are not immune to fluctuations. Past performance does not guarantee future results. There can be no assurance that any Blackstone fund or investment will be able to implement its investment strategy, achieve its investment objectives or avoid substantial losses. Private real estate has exhibited 71% less volatility than publicly traded REITs based on the annualized standard deviation of the NFI-ODCE index relative to the MSCI U.S. REIT Index for the 25-year period ending September 30, 2022. Appraisal-based valuations of private real estate may be subject to smoothing bias and may therefore reflect lower volatility than would the valuation of public entities traded on an exchange. An investment in BREIT has material differences from a direct investment in real estate, including related to fees and expenses, liquidity and tax treatment. Private real estate is represented by the NFI-ODCE and reflects total returns excluding management and advisory fees. Publicly Traded REITs are represented by the MSCI U.S. REIT Index. Publicly Traded REIT performance reflects the daily price return of the MSCI U.S. REIT Index using rolling 14-day forward-looking periods as of October 4, 2022. Private Real Estate performance reflects the quarterly total return of the NFI‐ODCE as of September 30, 2022. See “Important Disclosure Information–Index Definitions” and “–Trends”.
  2. Reflects employee ownership as of November 1, 2022.
  1. Reflects employee ownership as of November 1, 2022.

Important Disclosure Information

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.

Same Property NOI Growth. Net Operating Income (“NOI”) is a supplemental non-Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) measure of our property operating results that we believe is meaningful because it enables management to evaluate the impact of occupancy, rents, leasing activity, and other controllable property operating results at our real estate. We define NOI as operating revenues less operating expenses, which exclude (i) impairment of investments in real estate, (ii) depreciation and amortization, (iii) straight-line rental income and expense, (iv) amortization of above- and below-market lease intangibles, (v) lease termination fees, (vi) property expenses not core to the operations of such properties, and (vii) other non-property related revenue and expense items such as (a) general and administrative expenses, (b) management fee, (c) performance participation allocation, (d) incentive compensation awards, (e) income (loss) from investments in real estate debt, (f) change in net assets of consolidated securitization vehicles, (g) income from equity securities and interest rate derivatives, (h) net gain (loss) on dispositions of real estate, (i) interest expense, (j) gain (loss) on extinguishment of debt, (k) other income (expense), and (l) similar adjustments for NOI attributable to non-controlling interests and unconsolidated entities. We evaluate our consolidated results of operations on a same property basis, which allows us to analyze our property operating results excluding acquisitions and dispositions during the periods under comparison. Properties in our portfolio are considered same property if they were owned for the full periods presented, otherwise they are considered non-same property. Recently developed properties are not included in same property results until the properties have achieved stabilization for both full periods presented. Properties held for sale and properties that are being re-developed are excluded from same property results and are considered non-same property. We do not consider our investments in the real estate debt segment or equity securities to be same property. NOI margin is measured by dividing same property NOI by same property total revenues. For more information, please refer to BREIT’s most recent SEC periodic report and the prospectus. Additionally, please refer to the bottom of this page for a reconciliation of GAAP net (loss) income to same property NOI for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021.

Tax Information. The tax information herein is provided for informational purposes only, is subject to material change, and should not be relied upon as a guarantee or prediction of tax effects. This material also does not constitute tax advice to, and should not be relied upon by, potential investors, who should consult their own tax advisors regarding the matters discussed herein and the tax consequences of an investment. 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 Return of Capital (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. While we currently believe that the estimations and assumptions referenced herein are reasonable under the circumstances, there is no guarantee that the conditions upon which such assumptions are based will materialize or are otherwise applicable. This information does not constitute a forecast, and all assumptions herein are subject to uncertainties, changes and other risks, any of which may cause the relevant actual, financial and other results to be materially different from the results expressed or implied by the information presented herein. No assurance, representation or warranty is made by any person that any of the estimations herein will be achieved, and no recipient of this example should rely on such estimations. Investors may also be subject to net investment income taxes of 3.8% and/or state income tax in their state of residence which would lower the after-tax yield received by the investor.

Trends. There can be no assurances that any of the trends described herein will continue or will not reverse. Past events and trends do not imply, predict or guarantee, and are not necessarily indicative of, future events or results.

Index Definitions. An investment in BREIT is not a direct investment in real estate, and has material differences from a direct investment in real estate, including those related to fees and expenses, liquidity and tax treatment. BREIT’s share price is subject to less volatility because its per share NAV is based on the value of real estate assets it owns and is not subject to market pricing forces as are the prices of publicly traded REITs or equities. Although BREIT’s share price is subject to less volatility, BREIT shares are significantly less liquid than these asset classes, and are not immune to fluctuations. Private real estate is not traded on an exchange and will have less liquidity and price transparency. The value of private real estate may fluctuate and may be worth less than was initially paid for it.

The volatility and risk profile of the indices presented is likely to be materially different from that of BREIT including those related to fees and expenses, liquidity, safety, and tax features. In addition, the indices employ different investment guidelines and criteria than BREIT; as a result, the holdings in BREIT may differ significantly from the holdings of the securities that comprise the indices. The indices are not subject to fees or expenses, are meant to illustrate general market performance and it may not be possible to invest in the indices. The performance of the indices has not been selected to represent an appropriate benchmark to compare to BREIT’s performance, but rather is disclosed to allow for comparison of BREIT’s performance to that of well-known and widely recognized indices. A summary of the investment guidelines for the indices presented is available upon request. In the case of equity indices, performance of the indices reflects the reinvestment of dividends.

BREIT does not trade on a national securities exchange, and therefore, is generally illiquid. Your ability to redeem shares in BREIT through BREIT’s share repurchase plan may be limited and fees associated with the sale of these products can be higher than other asset classes. In some cases, periodic distributions may be subsidized by borrowed funds and include a return of investor principal. This is in contrast to the distributions investors receive from large corporate stocks that trade on national exchanges, which are typically derived solely from earnings. Investors typically seek income from distributions over a period of years. Upon liquidation, return of capital may be more or less than the original investment depending on the value of assets.

An investment in private real estate (i) differs from the MSCI U.S. REIT Index in that private real estate investments are not publicly traded U.S. Equity REITs and (ii) differs from the NFI-ODCE in that such index represents various private real estate funds with differing terms and strategies.

  • The MSCI U.S. REIT Index is a free float-adjusted market capitalization index that is comprised of equity REITs. The index is based on the MSCI USA Investable Market Index (IMI), its parent index, which captures large, mid and small cap securities. It represents about 99% of the U.S. REIT universe. The index is calculated with dividends reinvested on a daily basis.
  • The NFI-ODCE is a capitalization-weighted, gross of fees, time-weighted return index with an inception date of December 31, 1977. Published reports may also contain equal-weighted and net of fees information. Open-end funds are generally defined as infinite-life vehicles consisting of multiple investors who have the ability to enter or exit the fund on a periodic basis, subject to contribution and/or redemption requests, thereby providing a degree of potential investment liquidity. The term diversified core equity typically reflects lower risk investment strategies utilizing low leverage and is generally represented by equity ownership positions in stable U.S. operating properties diversified across regions and property types. While funds used in the NFI-ODCE have characteristics that differ from BREIT (including differing management fees and leverage), BREIT’s management feels that the NFI-ODCE is an appropriate and accepted index for the purpose of evaluating the total returns of direct real estate funds. Comparisons shown are for illustrative purposes only and do not represent specific investments. Investors cannot invest in this index. BREIT has the ability to utilize higher leverage than is allowed for the funds in the NFI-ODCE, which could increase BREIT’s volatility relative to the index. Additionally, an investment in BREIT is subject to certain fees that are not contemplated in the NFI-ODCE.


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 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. (“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.

All rights to the trademarks and/or logos presented herein belong to their respective owners and Blackstone’s use hereof does not imply an affiliation with, or endorsement by, the owners of these logos.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This website contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “continue,” “identified” or other similar words or the negatives thereof. These may include financial estimates and their underlying assumptions, statements about plans, objectives, intentions, and expectations with respect to future operations, repurchases, acquisitions, future performance and statements regarding identified but not yet closed acquisitions. Such forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and there are or may be important factors that could cause actual outcomes or results to differ materially from those indicated in such statements. We believe these factors include but are not limited to those described under the section entitled “Risk Factors” in BREIT’s prospectus and annual report for the most recent fiscal year, and any such updated factors included in BREIT’s periodic filings with the SEC, which are accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. These factors should not be construed as exhaustive and should be read in conjunction with the other cautionary statements that are included in this website (or BREIT’s public filings). Except as otherwise required by federal securities laws, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.

Blackstone Securities Partners L.P. (“BSP”) is a broker-dealer whose purpose is to distribute Blackstone managed or affiliated products. BSP provides services to its Blackstone affiliates, not to investors in its funds, strategies or other products. BSP does not make any recommendation regarding, and will not monitor, any investment. As such, when BSP presents an investment strategy or product to an investor, BSP does not collect the information necessary to determine—and BSP does not engage in a determination regarding—whether an investment in the strategy or product is in the best interests of, or is suitable for, the investor. You should exercise your own judgment and/or consult with a professional advisor to determine whether it is advisable for you to invest in any Blackstone strategy or product. Please note that BSP may not provide the kinds of financial services that you might expect from another financial intermediary, such as overseeing any brokerage or similar account. For financial advice relating to an investment in any Blackstone strategy or product, contact your own professional advisor.

This website must be read in conjunction with BREIT’s prospectus in order to fully understand all the implications and risks of an investment in BREIT. Please refer to the prospectus for more information regarding state suitability standards and consult a financial professional for share class availability and appropriateness.

THIS IS NEITHER AN OFFER TO SELL NOR A SOLICITATION OF AN OFFER TO BUY THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED IN THE PROSPECTUS FOR THE OFFERING, AS AMENDED AND SUPPLEMENTED (THE “PROSPECTUS”). THE OFFERING IS MADE ONLY BY THE PROSPECTUS AND THIS MATERIAL MUST BE PRECEDED OR ACCOMPANIED BY THE PROSPECTUS. NEITHER THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION NOR ANY OTHER STATE SECURITIES REGULATOR HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED OF THE SECURITIES OR DETERMINED IF THE PROSPECTUS IS TRUTHFUL OR COMPLETE. IN ADDITION, THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK HAS NOT PASSED ON OR ENDORSED THE MERITS OF THE OFFERING. ANY REPRESENTATION TO THE CONTRARY IS UNLAWFUL.

The following table reconciles GAAP net loss to same property NOI for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 and 2021 ($ in thousands). Same property NOI growth for the nine months ended September 30, 2022 was 13%.

Note: See “Same Property NOI Growth” above.

  1. Included in rental property operating and hospitality operating expense on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.