Could Blackstone Get Topped for Equity Office?

Equity Office Properties Trust (NYSE: EOP) is willing to consider higher buyout offers than the $48.50 per share bid from The Blackstone Group, according to a proxy statement. If it were to accept such an offer, however, it would be required to pay Blackstone a $200 million breakup fee. The proxy statement also said that at least four different entities offered to buy all, or part, of Equity Office.