Our partnership with Blackstone Real Estate

Blackstone Real Estate, the largest owner of real estate globally have partnered with us to raise funds for our ongoing Empty Spaces projects in London’s Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

About Blackstone

Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. They seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for their investors, the companies that they invest in, and the communities in which they work. They do this by using extraordinary people, investing capital, and providing expertise to help companies solve problems. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com.

Supporting our UK work

Blackstone Real Estate has committed to raise £125,000 in the next 12 months to support the redevelopment of a vacant unit in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. Our Empty Spaces project seeks to convert empty commercial spaces into affordable homes for vulnerable groups facing homelessness.

In addition to providing funds that will help sustain these vital projects, Blackstone will share its expertise and deep sector knowledge with us to help us tackle the undersupply of affordable social housing in London. This  partnership builds on Blackstone’s long-standing commitment to support the sector through its portfolio company, Sage Housing, the largest provider of affordable homes across England.

Engaging Employees

Beyond on-site volunteering, there will be many ways that the Blackstone team along with its Portfolio Companies, can support our partnership that will contribute to our goal of a world where everyone has a safe and decent place to live. This includes fundraising to support our partnership. From charity raffles to team challenges, there are a range of fundraising opportunities all year round.

To get in the festive mood, Employee’s will take part in The Gingerbread House Challenge this December, where they will be working in a team to build gingerbread houses and thinking about what home means to them.

We are honoured to partner with Habitat for Humanity to provide people with safe and affordable places to call home and to foster thriving local communities across the UK” Farhad Karim, COO of Blackstone Europe
“This exciting partnership between Habitat for Humanity GB and Blackstone is a great step towards unlocking further social housing stock. By doing so we can provide the stability those leaving care need to unlock their potential. We believe this is a key step in beating homelessness and boosting the overall economy by reducing social exclusion.” Tum Kazunga, CEO at Habitat for Humanity Great Britain

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