Will Skinner is the Global Chief Operating Officer of the Structured Finance Group, which includes Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and Asset Based Finance. The Structured Finance Group originates loans and invests in securities across a variety of asset finance markets, including commercial and residential real estate, consumer finance, transportation and digital infrastructure.
Mr. Skinner joined Blackstone in 2013 and previously served as Global Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Mr. Skinner has also worked for Blackstone in London where he served as Head of European Capital Markets.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Skinner worked at Goldman Sachs where he was an Associate in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group.
Mr. Skinner received a BA from Princeton University and an MBA from Wharton, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar and received the Robert Linneman Memorial Fellowship and Jerome Freedman Memorial Award.