Blackstone Blog


  • Mar 28, 2014

    Blackstone Wins Six Global PERE Awards

    We are proud to announce that Blackstone has won in six separate categories – up from five last year – in PERE’s 2013 Global Private Equity Real Estate Awards. Blackstone was awarded Global Firm of the Year; North American Deal of the Year for the purchase of the GE Capital’s multifamily portfolio; North American Exit of the Year for the initial public offering of Brixmor; European Deal of the Year for the purchase of Multi Corporation; European Capital Raise of the Year for fundraising on our latest European real estate fund; and European Exit of the Year for the sale of Broadgate.
  • Mar 26, 2014

    Blackstone Announces Accelerated Release of Annual K-1 Tax Forms for Public Unit Holders

    As part of Blackstone’s ongoing effort to improve investor transparency, the firm is pleased to announce a significant acceleration in the availability of unit holders’ final 2013 tax information on Form K-1. As of today, Blackstone unit holders’ final 2013 tax forms are accessible on the Investor Relations section of Blackstone’s website and can be viewed here.
  • Mar 17, 2014

    Annual Chairman's Letter 2013: "A Year of Innovation"

    2013 was an outstanding year for Blackstone. We ended the year as the largest global investment manager in our class. We grew assets under management to $266 billion, which represents an increase of 26% year-over-year. Virtually every one of our businesses was the leader in its asset class and delivered superior performance, including realizations that returned $30 billion to our limited partner investors.
  • Mar 06, 2014

    Blackstone Honored by Private Equity International Awards

    Blackstone is proud to be honored by Private Equity International as Large-Cap Firm of the Year in North America for 2013. Read the full story here.
  • Mar 06, 2014

    Blackstone's Schwarzman Appears on Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo

    Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman appears on Fox Business Network's Opening Bell with Maria Bartiromo to discuss markets, investing, and his international scholarship program, Schwarzman Scholars. View the full video here.
  • Mar 05, 2014

    Blackstone Honored by Private Debt Investor Awards

    Blackstone is proud to announce that its credit platform, GSO, has been awarded “Deal of the Year, Americas,” by Private Debt Investor.
  • Mar 04, 2014

    Blackstone President Tony James Publishes Editorial in the Wall Street Journal

    This morning, the Wall Street Journal editorial page published an op-ed written by Blackstone President and Chief Operating Officer Tony James on market-based financing. Click here to read the full editorial.
  • Feb 24, 2014

    Blackstone Charitable Foundation Hosts 2014 Organizational Grant Recipients

    Alongside our announcement of the second annual Blackstone Organizational Grant recipients, the seventeen organizations receiving a total of $1.6 million in funding this year from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation gathered at Blackstone’s New York offices to meet one another and discuss opportunities for collaboration. Tony James, Blackstone’s President, delivered remarks to welcome the grantees and thank them for their work.
  • Feb 20, 2014

    Blackstone's Taylor Gilland Competes at USA Indoor Track and Field Championships

    Taylor Gilland, a first-year analyst at Blackstone Advisory Partners, has qualified to compete at the 1500 Meters event at this Sunday’s USA Indoor Track & Field Championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His qualifying time was one of the twelve fastest in the U.S. this year. Congratulations to Taylor from all of his colleagues at Blackstone!
  • Feb 12, 2014

    Blackstone Fundraises for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training

    Blackstone at its best: Last night, with the support of guest bartenders Tony James and other senior executives, Blackstone employees enjoyed burgers and beer to fundraise for the firm’s Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Team in Training. To view the full set of photos, visit our Facebook page here:
  • Jan 22, 2014

    January Recruitment Primer: Interview Tips

    Following last month’s networking guide, this month Blackstone’s recruitment team offers an interview primer to give students some helpful tips as they begin the interview process for summer internships and full-time positions. “An interview is an opportunity to go beyond your resume and advertise what you bring to the table. Be prepared, be yourself, and show genuine curiosity,” says Bronwen Baumgardner, a Vice President on Blackstone’s Human Resources team.
  • Dec 20, 2013

    S&P Raises Blackstone Rating to A+

    Standard & Poor's Ratings Services has raised its issuer credit ratings for Blackstone to A+. Blackstone is proud to remain the highest-rated alternative asset manager. Click here to read the full report.
  • Dec 13, 2013

    Blackstone Named "Americas Issuer of The Year" by International Financing Review

    International Financing Review recently named Blackstone “Americas Issuer of the Year” in its annual awards feature. Read the full article here.
  • Dec 13, 2013

    Blackstone Welcomes East Harlem Tutorial Program and SeaWorld to Its New York Offices

    Yesterday at our New York offices, Blackstone was thrilled to introduce a group of scholars from the East Harlem Tutorial Program to another group of very special guests from SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment. The firm has a long-standing volunteer relationship with EHTP and was thrilled to offer these students an opportunity to celebrate and connect with the natural world.
  • Dec 12, 2013

    Blackstone Raises over $1.75 Million for Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

    This week, Blackstone’s Team in Training raised $5,150 during a Technology Holiday Fair hosted in Blackstone's New York offices. This brings the total amount raised by the firm since it established its Team in Training chapter to over $1.75 million. All proceeds benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
  • Dec 11, 2013

    Networking Tips from Blackstone's Recruitment Team

    As recruitment season gears up, Blackstone’s team is offering a few tips to help students get the most out of career networking events. “More than anything else, a genuine interest in the firm hosting the event will help you make a positive impression on potential employers,” says Bronwen Baumgardner, an HR Director at Blackstone.
  • Dec 04, 2013

    Blackstone's Jonathan D. Gray Honored by Commercial Property Executive Awards

    Blackstone’s Global Head of Real Estate, Jonathan D. Gray, has been named “Executive of the Year” and “Investor of the Year” by Commercial Property Executive in its annual peer-voted awards feature.
  • Nov 01, 2013

    Blackstone Portfolio Company Vivint Honored as One of Nation’s Top Job Creators

    Vivint, a Blackstone portfolio company, has been honored as the nation’s number two top job-creating company as part of Inc. Magazine’s annual Hire Power Awards. View the full press release here and the full list of awards here.
  • Oct 21, 2013

    Blackstone Opens Singapore Office as Regional Hub for Southeast Asia

    Blackstone is pleased to announce the opening of our Singapore office, our 24th office globally. Stephen A. Schwarzman, Blackstone’s CEO, Chairman, and Co-Founder, gave remarks today at an event attended by Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister. “With the help of this new regional hub,” Schwarzman said, “we are in an exceptional position to continue to grow, perform, invest, and deliver on our commitments for the future.”
  • Oct 10, 2013

    Blackstone President Tony James Publishes Editorial in the Wall Street Journal

    This morning, the Wall Street Journal editorial page published an op-ed written by Blackstone President and Chief Operating Officer Tony James on the ongoing fiscal crisis. Click here to read the full editorial.