Wall Street Is My Landlord - Yet Another Sign of Renewed Credit Bubble

Over the last two years Blackstone Group LP, one of the world's largest private equity firms, has been buying up real estate. They have acquired 41,000 homes that they have turned into rental properties in this time, and in October they offered something new: "rental-home-backed" security on Wall Street. These new bonds may seem like a great investment, but they're not without their problems. The properties put down into the portfolio are designed to bring in the maximum profit for Blackstone, not the investors.

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POSTED December 26 2013 10:43 AM

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