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Blackstone to sell US$3 billion Australian logistics to ESR

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Bloomberg News4/18/2021 05:12 PM GMT+08  • 2 min read
Blackstone to sell US$3 billion Australian logistics to ESR
At US$3 billion, a sale would mark the largest real estate transaction in Australia in at least five years.
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Blackstone Group has agreed to sell a portfolio of warehouse and logistics assets across Australia’s largest cities to property investor ESR Cayman for about US$3 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

The deal, which involves about 45 assets held by Blackstone’s Milestone Logistics, could be announced as soon as Monday, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified as the information is private. ESR beat out rival bidders including other property investors in the process, the person said.

At US$3 billion, a sale would mark the largest real estate transaction in Australia in at least five years, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. It also underscores the growth in warehousing, which has become one of the most sought-after property classes, in part of because of the surge in online shopping during the pandemic.

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