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Job Description: Firm Overview: Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with $554 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, growth equity, opportunistic, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.
Business Unit: Blackstone is a global leader in real estate investing. Blackstone's real estate business was founded in 1991 and has $157 billion of investor capital under management. Blackstone is one of the largest property owners in the world, owning and operating assets across every major geography and sector, including logistics, multifamily and single family housing, office, hospitality and retail. Our opportunistic funds seek to acquire undermanaged, well-located assets across the world. Blackstone's Core+ strategy invests in substantially stabilized real estate globally through regional open-ended funds focused on high-quality assets, and Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (BREIT), a non-listed REIT that invests in U.S. income-generating assets. Blackstone Real Estate also operates one of the leading global real estate debt businesses, providing comprehensive financing solutions across the capital structure and risk spectrum, including management of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT).
Job Title: Associate - BREDS Capital Markets
Job Description and Responsibility: Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies ("BREDS") was formed in 2009 and has since grown to over $19 billion in investor capital under management across its three platforms: drawdown funds, liquids funds, and BXMT, our market-leading commercial mortgage REIT. BXMT is a $4.8bn market capitalization publicly traded company focused on senior mortgage loans, externally managed by the BREDS platform. This position offers a unique opportunity to participate in the management and strategy of a large public company, within the premier Blackstone real estate platform, and will involve working closely with the CEO, CFO and management team of the REIT.
Assisting in the underwriting, structuring, negotiation, and closing of creative financing solutions including repurchase facilities, loan syndications, and securitizations
Supporting corporate-level capital markets transaction activity, including common stock offerings and debt issuances
Analyzing and modeling new strategic initiatives and business development opportunities for the BREDS business
Performing diligence, valuations and building models to analyze M&A opportunities
Preparing presentations to analyze financial strategies and business performance
Managing business risks through executing interest rate swaps, foreign currency forwards and caps transactions
Helping develop and manage client and banking relationships
Facilitating the sourcing, evaluation and execution of loan purchases and other structured investments
Qualifications: Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent, and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. In addition to strong analytical and quantitative skills, the successful candidate should have strong communication skills, a demonstrated ability to write effectively, and a desire to work in a team environment, often under pressure. A solid knowledge of business strategy, finance and accounting is desirable.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to work independently as well as on a team
Strong work ethic, integrity and commitment to meet deadlines
Self-starter, highly organized, and detail oriented
Ability to work in a fast-paced professional environment and juggle multiple projects
Strong analytical aptitude and strategic problem solving skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and financial modeling
Undergraduate degree from a top-tier university
3 to 5 years of real estate investment, private equity investment banking and/or sales and trading experience including demonstrated acquisition, development and/or financing transaction experience.
If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000 (US), +44 (0)20 7451 4000 (EMEA) or +852 3656 8600 (APAC).
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