Leon Volchyok is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group. Mr. Volchyok plays a key role in the structuring, launch and operations of the Real Estate group’s public vehicles, handles the legal affairs for the Real Estate Debt Strategies group and is involved in a number of other initiatives throughout the firm. Mr. Volchyok was instrumental in launching and co-leads Blackstone’s Mexican CERPI, a market leading public platform through which the Mexican pension plans (AFOREs) invest in Blackstone funds. Mr. Volchyok also serves as Head of Legal and Compliance for Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT) and as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer for both Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT) and the Blackstone Real Estate Income Funds (BREIF).
Prior to joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Volchyok was a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Capital Markets group at Proskauer Rose LLP, where he specialized in capital markets transactions and general securities law and corporate governance matters, with a focus on REITs and other real estate companies.
Mr. Volchyok received a BBA from Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business and a JD from Fordham Law School.