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Large US equity firms lending to landlords

They are betting that loans to smaller investors will be the next big opportunity to profit from property rebound

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Blackstone, Colony and Cerberus are providing financing indirectly to hundreds of real estate funds buying single-family homes, something that until recently was not widely available.

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IN the aftermath of the financial crisis, large private equity firms spent tens of billions of dollars buying foreclosed homes across the United States to operate them as rental properties.

Now, some of those same firms are providing loans to smaller investors seeking to