Blackstone’s Big Bet on Rental Homes

The Blackstone Group LP, the world's largest private equity firm, became the largest owner of rental homes in the U.S. , acquiring 41,000 homes in the past two years. In October, Blackstone offered the first-ever "rental-home-backed" security on Wall Street. The bond is backed by just a fraction — 3,207 — of the rental properties owned by Blackstone. Monthly rent checks from the properties will be used to service the $479.1 million security.

Published Dec. 20, 2013

Sources: Moody’s Investor Service, Deutsche Bank Securities, Bloomberg research

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