Blackstone To Acquire Display room Area Owner International Market Centers

Funds handled by Blackstone Property Partners and Blackstone Tactical Opportunities agreed to obtain International Market Centers Inc., among the world’s biggest owner and operators of showroom space for the home furnishings, house design and gift industries.

Fireside Investments is likewise anticipated to partner with Blackstone in the acquisition from Bain Capital Private Equity and funds handled by Oaktree Capital Management.

Financial regards to the transaction have actually not been revealed.

International Market Centers, owns 12.2 million square feet of exhibit area across 14 buildings in High Point, NC, and three structures and 3 exhibit structures in Las Vegas.

“This marks an interesting time for International Market Centers,” stated Robert Maricich, CEO of IMC. “While Bain Capital and Oaktree have actually been excellent partners for the previous six years, we eagerly anticipate this new relationship and our next stage of growth.”

“By leveraging the scale of Blackstone’s platform and know-how in real estate investing, we anticipate partnering with IMC to help drive the business’s ongoing development in the years ahead,” stated Tyler Henritze, a senior handling director in Blackstone’s Realty group.

Last November, International Market Centers offered $610 million in commercial mortgage-backed securities to re-finance its senior protected financial obligation and revolving credit facility. The loan was secured by IMC’s fee and leasehold interests in 17 display room properties in 2 states, totaling 9.5 million square feet.

That part of the portfolio had actually an appraised value of $1.165 billion or about $123/square foot. If that assessment were applied to International Market Centers entire portfolio, the real estate value of today’s offer would equate to about $1.5 billion.

The CMBS loan was underwritten based upon $194 million in annual earnings and $97.86 million in net operating income.

IMC’s property is primarily utilized just twice a year to host furniture mart exhibition in Las Vegas in January and July, and in High Point in April and October. For the rest of the year, the homes function as warehouses for furnishings companies.

Allen & & Business LLC and Kirkland & & Ellis LLP acted as advisors to International Market Centers, Bain Capital and Oaktree. Simpson Thacher & & Bartlett LLP served as advisors to Blackstone and Fireside.

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