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Blackstone acquires majority stake in Stearns Lending

Blackstone’s mortgage holdings just got much larger
Blackstone, a full-service, private-equity funded investment bank and burgeoning mortgage lending giant based in New York, is set to increase its mortgage business even more, as the company looks to acquire a majority stake in Stearns Holdings, the parent company of Stearns Lending. Click here for more details.
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Mortgage lender Finance of America partners with Mike Ferry

Blackstone affiliate aligns with well-known real estate coach
Finance of America Mortgage, which boasts the backing of The Blackstone Group and recently splashed on the scene with a number of high-profile lender acquisitions, announced an affiliation with well-known real estate coach Mike Ferry and the Mike Ferry Organization.
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GE sells $23 billion in real estate assets

Blackstone and Wells Fargo agree to purchase
General Electric Capital Real Estate is exiting a significant portion of its commercial real estate platform, as Blackstone and Wells Fargo announced they are purchasing a total of $23 billion in assets.
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Invitation Homes prepping new single-family rental securitization

Company’s first in 2015 and fifth overall
Invitation Homes will the first out of the gate in 2015, as the Blackstone Group subsidiary is prepping the year’s first single-family rental securitzation. The offering, Invitation Homes 2015-SFR1, will be collateralized by a $540.9 million loan secured by first priority mortgages on 3,072 income-producing single-family homes.
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Blackstone third-quarter profit misses

But still sees opportunity
"With one of the largest pools of available dry powder capital and the broadest alternative investment platform, we are well-positioned to capitalize on the dislocation in asset values created by greater market volatility," Blackstone co-Founder and CEO Stephen Schwarzman said.
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Invitation Homes names new CEO and executive chair

Elevates Bryce Blair, adds John Bartling
Bryce Blair, who has been on Invitation Homes’ board of directors since 2013, was named executive chairman of the board of directors. The company also named John Bartling as president and chief executive officer. Bartling will replace Invitation Homes’ current CEO Nick Gould.
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