Blackstone Bets on Campus Housing With $ 13 Billion Acquisition – awsforwp

Blackstone Inc. agreed to buy student-housing owner American Campus Communities Inc. in a deal valuing the company at about $ 12.8 billion, including debt, a bet that rents will continue to rise as more college students return to campus.

Austin, Texas-based ACC is the largest publicly traded owner and developer of student housing in the US The deal marks Blackstone’s single biggest foray into the sector to date.