Blackstone Blog

  • Apr 22, 2016

    Blackstone's Jon Gray Ranked #1 on Commercial Observer's 2016 "Power 100" List

    We are proud to announce Blackstone’s Global Head of Real Estate, Jon Gray, ranked #1 on Commercial Observer’s 2016 “Power 100” list ranking the most powerful people in New York City real estate.
  • Apr 18, 2016

    Continued Success of Blackstone Women’s Network

    After two inspiring and well attended women’s network events in March, we wanted to share some of the highlights and key takeaways showcasing the continued success of the women’s network here at Blackstone.
  • Apr 12, 2016

    Jon Gray Profiled in the Financial Times

    In a recent article by Henny Sender, the Financial Times profiles Global Head of Real Estate, Jon Gray and discusses how he has led Blackstone to become one of the world’s leading real estate investors. Read the full article here.
  • Apr 05, 2016

    Tony James’ Retirement Savings Plan is profiled in Fortune Magazine

    In a recent article by Lauren Silva Laughlin, Fortune Magazine discusses the benefits to Tony James and Teresa Ghilarducci’s Retirement Savings Plan. James is quoted saying, “Because of their time horizon, pensions “can invest in something like Stuyvesant Town [a housing development in New York City] and know they will get a 12% compounded rate of return for the next 30 years, and they don’t have to sell assets overnight… Long investment horizons are rewarded with higher returns.”’ Read the full article here.
  • Apr 04, 2016

    Podcast: How Central Banks Can Rescue the Global Economy

    Tom Hill and Ian Morris sit down with our own Gideon Berger to discuss their recent article in Foreign Affairs. They discuss how the global economy is travelling without shock absorbers and share their bold set of policy recommendations for central bankers, including helicopter money drops and negative interest rates.
  • Apr 01, 2016

    Blackstone Hosts Inaugural Diverse Leaders Program

    Last month, the firm hosted its inaugural Blackstone Diverse Leaders Program, a program to identify and attract diverse undergraduate college talent early in their academic careers.
  • Mar 30, 2016

    Blackstone’s Steve Schwarzman Speaks with CCTV News on Schwarzman Scholars

    In a recent CCTV News interview, Steve Schwarzman, Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder, explains why he launched Schwarzman Scholars and how the new geopolitical landscape demands a different kind of leadership program.
  • Mar 17, 2016

    Blackstone Honored with the Navy SEAL Foundation Patriot Award

    On March 3rd, Blackstone was honored by the Navy SEAL Foundation with the 2016 Patriot Award for the firm’s commitment to hire 50,000 veterans over five years. Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO & Co-Founder, Stephen Schwarzman, accepted the award on behalf of the firm with 250+ Blackstone employees in attendance. The event raised a record $9.3 million, with nearly $4 million of that coming from Blackstone employees and the firm’s broader network. 87% of Blackstone’s U.S. employees donated to the effort. Stephen A. Schwarzman was the Benefit Chairman, and the event was co-chaired by many others including Blackstone’s Joseph Baratta, David Blitzer, Dave and Barbara Calhoun, Michael Chae, John Finley, Bennett Goodman, Jon and Mindy Gray, J. Tomilson Hill, and Tony James.
  • Mar 16, 2016

    Blackstone Honored by Private Equity International 2015 Awards

    We are proud to announce that Blackstone has won seventeen awards across the Private Equity International publications including Private Equity International, PERE, Infrastructure Investor, Private Debt Investor, and Real Estate Capital.
  • Mar 11, 2016

    Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman Shares His Advice for MBA Students

    In a recent feature for Poets & Quants, Jeff Schmidt interviewed Blackstone's Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman on his advice for current and aspiring MBA students.
  • Mar 09, 2016

    Blackstone’s 2016 Future Women Leaders Program Accepting Applications

    Blackstone’s Future Women Leaders Program is a unique experience among financial firms, giving current sophomore women (graduating in 2018) early exposure to finance and business through interactive information seminars, networking, and skill-building sessions.
  • Mar 08, 2016

    Blackstone's Jon Gray: It is Still Too Early to Call the End of the Real Estate Cycle

    Blackstone's Global Head of Real Estate, Jon Gray, recently discussed the state of the real estate market at a University of Texas Investment Management Company meeting in Austin. It is still too early to call the end of the cycle, he said, and while he believes that we are in a more mature phase, opportunities remain even if rates of return might be lower going forward. Gray also noted that the firm remains bullish in particular on U.S. residential and grocery anchored shopping centers.
  • Mar 01, 2016

    Blackstone’s Chris Heady Profiled in Estates Gazette

    Blackstone’s Chris Heady, Senior Managing Director and Head of Real Estate Asia, discusses the real estate market in China and Japan in Estates Gazette. Click here to read the full article.
  • Feb 29, 2016

    Annual Chairman’s Letter 2015: A Mission 30 Years in the Making

    Today, Blackstone is pleased to share its Annual Chairman’s Letter for 2015, in which the firm’s Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman describes the qualities that have made our firm a source of strength and stability for investors, corporations and communities for over 30 years.
  • Feb 25, 2016

    Tom Hill & Ian Morris: How Bold Central Bank Policy Can Save The Global Economy

    The global economy remains dangerously vulnerable to negative shocks, write Blackstone’s Tom Hill and Ian Morris in Foreign Affairs.
  • Feb 09, 2016

    Blackstone’s Legal and Compliance Group Launches Pro Bono Program

    Legal newswire Law360 recently profiled the launch of Blackstone’s Legal and Compliance Group’s pro bono program. The volunteer program, believed to be the first of its kind in the industry, currently operates in partnership with Simpson Thacher.
  • Dec 22, 2015

    Congratulations Manhao Tang – 2015 Peter G. Peterson Award Recipient

    Last week, Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone, presented the 2015 Peter G. Peterson Award to Manhao Tang, a second year Analyst in Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies group in the London office.
  • Dec 16, 2015

    Blackstone Named a “Best Place to Work” by Pensions & Investments

    For the third year in a row, Blackstone was named a “Best Place to Work” in the alternatives category by Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management, which ranks U.S.-based asset managers on the results of employer and employee surveys.
  • Dec 11, 2015

    Blackstone 2015 Global Volunteer Days

    In addition to our U.S.-based volunteer days, each year Blackstone employees worldwide give back to their local communities through Blackstone’s Global Volunteer Days. This year, 191 employees from Blackstone’s offices in Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo volunteered a combined 662 hours with six outstanding organizations.
  • Dec 01, 2015

    Blackstone Hosts Hospitality Summit on Water Efficiency and the California Drought

    Blackstone recently hosted its sixth hospitality sustainability Summit, the Blackstone Summit on Water Efficiency and the California Drought, to empower its companies and other industry leaders to take action to address the “Drought State of Emergency” in California.