Blackstone Completes $10 Billion Deal for AIR Communities

NEW YORK & DENVER — Blackstone has completed its acquisition of all outstanding common shares of AIR Communities for $39.12 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $10 billion, including the assumption of debt.

AIR Communities’ portfolio consists of 76 high-quality rental housing communities concentrated primarily in coastal markets including Miami, Los Angeles, Boston and Washington D.C. Blackstone plans to invest more than $400 million to maintain and improve the existing communities in the portfolio and may invest additional capital to fund further growth.

BofA Securities, Barclays, BMO Capital Markets Corp., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, SG Americas Securities, LLC and Wells Fargo acted as Blackstone’s financial advisors, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as Blackstone’s legal counsel.

“AIR Communities represents the highest quality, large scale apartment portfolio we have ever acquired, and is located in markets where multifamily fundamentals are strong. We are very impressed by the terrific operating team at AIR Communities and look forward to working closely with them, while continuing to deliver a fantastic resident experience,” said Nadeem Meghji, Global Co-Head of Blackstone Real Estate.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc. acted as AIR Communities’ financial advisor, and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP served as AIR Communities’ legal counsel.