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Blackstone eyes $18 billion capital raise for its biggest RE fund

The private equity industry’s largest real estate investor is planning a broad replica of the strategy behind its last fund -- investing in distressed properties globally, according to informed sources. Blackstone’s previous fund drew in $15.8 billion in 2015.

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Blackstone Group LP expects to raise $18 billion for its biggest real estate fund ever.

The US firm, already the private equity industry’s largest real estate investor, will have a strategy similar to its last fund, investing in distressed properties globally, according to people with knowledge of the plans. Blackstone’s prior fund gathered $15.8 billion in 2015.

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