Blackstone to take Apartment Income REIT private for $10 billion, WSJ reports

By Thomson Reuters Apr 8, 2024 | 7:26 AM

(Reuters) -Asset manager Blackstone is taking private rental housing firm Apartment Income REIT, known as AIR Communities, for $10 billion in cash, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Shares of the real estate investment trust jumped 23.64% in premarket trading.

Blackstone also plans to invest another $400 million to improve the REIT’s 76 rental housing communities, which are located in primarily coastal markets, the report said.

(Reporting by Ananta Agarwal in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)