New York, NY, June 15, 2015. Blackstone (NYSE:BX) today announced that Jonathan Pollack has joined the firm as a Senior Managing Director in its Real Estate Group. He will be the Chief Investment Officer for Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (BREDS), reporting to Mike Nash, who continues as the Global Head of BREDS. Mr. Pollack was previously a Managing Director and Global Head of Commercial Real Estate, as well as Head of Risk for Structured Finance, at Deutsche Bank.
Mike Nash said, “Our real estate debt business has grown dramatically in the past few years, in size, scope and geography. Today, we manage nearly $10 billion of investor capital through our publicly traded mortgage REIT (BXMT), our private mezzanine debt funds, and our CMBS investing platforms. Our recent purchase of mortgages from General Electric has scaled the business even further. We feel quite fortunate that we can attract a great talent and industry leader like Jonathan. Looking forward, Jonathan’s talents and experience will help accelerate and enhance our growth, as we become one of the pre-eminent real-estate finance firms in the world.”
Added Jonathan Pollack, “I am delighted to join Blackstone. They are the leading real estate investor in the world today in almost every sector. I see terrific opportunities here, and I am looking forward to working with the team.”
Mr. Pollack joined Deutsche Bank in 1999 from Nomura Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University.
Blackstone is a global leader in real estate investing. Blackstone’s real estate business was founded in 1991 and has approximately $93 billion in investor capital under management. Blackstone’s real estate portfolio includes hotel, office, retail, industrial and residential properties in the US, Europe, Asia and Latin America. Major holdings include Hilton Worldwide, Invitation Homes (single family homes), Logicor (pan-European logistics), SCP (Chinese shopping malls), and prime office buildings in the world’s major cities. Blackstone real estate also operates one of the leading real estate finance platforms, including management of the publicly traded Blackstone Mortgage Trust.