Blackstone Mortgage Trust
Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE: BXMT) is a real estate finance company that originates senior loans collateralized by commercial real estate in North America, Europe and Australia.
Our manager’s global presence and dynamic capabilities enable us to identify opportunities with conviction and partner with leading sponsors and financial institutions.
Floating Rate Senior Lending
Our mortgage loan portfolio is well positioned for yield and value preservation in various rate and credit environments.
Our large scale, high quality business drives efficiently priced and well structured financing with an emphasis on long term stability.
BXMT is sponsored by the largest owner of commercial real estate globally
Blackstone is the largest alternative asset manager
assets under management, including $337B in our Real Estate business
Blackstone Real Estate’s portfolio
in global value
Note: All figures as of December 31, 2023 unless otherwise indicated.
Our $22.0 billion portfolio is predominantly composed of loans on major market assets with top sponsors and is well diversified across asset classes and geographies.
BILLION SENIOR LOAN PORTFOLIO
W.A. Origination LTV
As of December 31, 2023. States comprising less than 1% of total loan portfolio are excluded.
New Multifamily Development
$500 million whole loan secured by a newly developed multifamily property in Brooklyn, NY. The waterfront building is highly-amenitized and well-located, with 30% of the apartments designed as affordable.
Huntington Beach, CA
$156 million floating rate, first mortgage loan secured by a newly-built beachfront hotel located in Huntington Beach, CA. The property is anchored by an irreplaceable location, generating robust transient and group demand.
Our Manager is part of Blackstone’s leading real estate platform, which has $337 billion of investor capital under management.
Last Dollar LTV
Executive and Other Senior Officers
Chair of the Board of Directors, Global Head of BREDS and Senior Managing Director
Timothy Johnson is the Global Head of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies, based in New York. Mr. Johnson is responsible for overseeing Blackstone’s commercial and residential real estate debt investment strategies and is also a member of the firm’s real estate investment committee.
Before joining Blackstone in 2011, Mr. Johnson was a co-founder of BroadPeak Funding, a boutique commercial real estate finance company based in Los Angeles. Prior to founding BroadPeak, Mr. Johnson was a Vice President in the Lehman Brothers Global Commercial Real Estate Group where he worked from 2002-2008.
Mr. Johnson received a BA in Mathematics from the College of the Holy Cross where he graduated cum laude.
Chief Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director
Katie Keenan is Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT), a publicly-traded commercial mortgage REIT managed by Blackstone. Ms. Keenan leads all aspects of BXMT, a real estate finance company that originates senior loans collateralized by commercial real estate in North America, Europe and Australia. Ms. Keenan is also a Senior Managing Director and Global Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Real Estate Credit, which originates loans and invests in securities in commercial and residential real estate on behalf of funds, REITs and insurance capital.
Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Ms. Keenan held positions at G2 Investment Group, Lubert-Adler Real Estate Funds and in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group at Lehman Brothers.
Ms. Keenan graduated cum laude with an A.B. in History from Harvard College. She sits on the Board of Directors of Getting Out and Staying Out and the Advisory Board of Governors of NAREIT, and is a member of WX New York Women Executives in Real Estate.
BX Global Co-Chief Investment Officer and Senior Managing Director
Kenneth A. Caplan is the Global Co-Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone. As Co-CIO, he works in conjunction with business unit CIOs and Group Heads to provide additional firm-level investment oversight, primarily across Real Estate and Credit & Insurance (BXCI).
Mr. Caplan previously served as Global Co-Head of Blackstone Real Estate. Blackstone is the largest owner of commercial real estate and an industry leader in opportunistic, core plus and debt investing across North America, Europe and Asia.
Prior to becoming Global Co-Head of Blackstone Real Estate, Mr. Caplan served as Global Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Real Estate and Head of Real Estate Europe. Since joining the firm in 1997, Mr. Caplan has been involved in over $100 billion of real estate acquisitions and initiatives in the United States, Europe and Asia. These include major acquisitions such as Equity Office Properties, Hilton Hotels, Logicor and GE Real Estate.
Before joining Blackstone, he was at Lazard Freres & Co. in the real estate investment banking group. Mr. Caplan received an AB in Economics from Harvard College, where he graduated magna cum laude, was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and was a John Harvard Scholar. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Prep for Prep.
BX Global Co-Head of Real Estate and Senior Managing Director
Kathleen McCarthy is the Global Co-Head of Blackstone Real Estate. Blackstone is the largest owner of commercial real estate globally and an industry leader in opportunistic, core plus and debt investing across North America, Europe and Asia. Ms. McCarthy focuses on driving performance and growth for Blackstone’s Real Estate business.
Ms. McCarthy previously served as Global Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Real Estate. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Ms. McCarthy worked at Goldman Sachs, where she focused on investments for the Real Estate Principal Investment Area. Ms. McCarthy began her career at Goldman Sachs in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group.
Ms. McCarthy received a BA with Distinction from Yale University. She serves on the boards of City Harvest, the Real Estate Roundtable, the Blackstone Charitable Foundation, and is the President of the Board of Trustees of The Nightingale-Bamford School.
BX Global Co-Head of Real Estate and Senior Managing Director
Nadeem Meghji is the Global Co-Head of Blackstone Real Estate. Blackstone is the largest owner of commercial real estate globally and an industry leader in opportunistic, core plus and debt investing across North America, Europe and Asia.
Mr. Meghji previously served as Head of Real Estate Americas and has played a leadership role in Blackstone Real Estate’s investment activity in the region. Mr. Meghji joined Blackstone in 2008.
Mr. Meghji received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, where he graduated summa cum laude. He received a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Mr. Meghji serves as a board member for the Lupus Research Alliance and is the Co-Chair of the annual Rally Against Lupus fundraiser. Mr. Meghji was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2018.
Senior Managing Director
Steve Plavin is a Senior Managing Director based in London and oversees Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies business in Europe. Previously, from when he joined Blackstone in 2012 until June 2021, Mr. Plavin was the Chief Executive Officer of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc., a NYSE- listed commercial mortgage REIT that is managed by Blackstone.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Plavin served as CEO of Capital Trust, Inc. (predecessor of Blackstone Mortgage Trust) and CT Investment Management Co., LLC, a commercial real estate debt investment manager and rated special servicer that was wholly owned by Capital Trust and acquired by Blackstone in December 2012. Prior to joining Capital Trust in 1998, Mr. Plavin was co-head of Global Real Estate for The Chase Manhattan Bank and Chase Securities Inc.
Mr. Plavin received a B.A. from Tufts University and an M.B.A. from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Head of U.S. Originations and Senior Managing Director
Michael Eglit is a Senior Managing Director and Head of U.S. Originations in Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies Group. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Eglit has handled evaluation of real estate debt investments in several property types. Before joining Blackstone in 2010, Mr. Eglit worked for Wrightwood Capital, where he worked on the origination, underwriting, and asset management of structured senior debt, mezzanine debt, preferred equity and JV equity commercial real estate investments. Mr. Eglit graduated with honors in Economics from Lehigh University and received a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Head of BX Real Estate US Asset Management and Senior Managing Director
Rob Harper is the Head of Real Estate Asset Management Americas. Since joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Harper has been involved in analyzing Blackstone’s real estate equity and debt investments in all property types. Mr. Harper has previously worked for Blackstone in Los Angeles and London, where he served as Head of Europe for the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies business. Mr. Harper currently serves as a board member for the Global Heritage Fund and the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation Board at the University of Virginia. His prior board memberships include Invitation Homes, Park Hotels & Resorts and Extended Stay America.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Harper worked for Morgan Stanley’s real estate private equity group in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Mr. Harper received a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.
Senior Managing Director
Mike Wiebolt is the Global Head of Securities in the Structured Finance Group. In this role, he focuses on investments in real estate-related and asset-backed securities.
Before joining Blackstone, he worked at Goldman, Sachs & Co where he was most recently responsible for trading high yield CMBS and CRE CDOs.
Mr. Wiebolt holds a BA in History from Carleton College, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Wiebolt also received a Master’s in Business Administration from the Columbia Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Wiebolt serves on the Board of Trustees at Carleton College and the Associates Council of Prep for Prep.
Anthony Marone, Jr
Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director
Anthony F. Marone, Jr. serves as our Chief Financial Officer and has previously served as our Principal Accounting Officer since 2013 and as our Controller since 2008. Mr. Marone is also a Managing Director of Blackstone and the Head of Real Estate Finance Americas, based in New York. Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Marone was a Vice President and Controller of Capital Trust, Inc., the predecessor business to BXMT. Previously, Mr. Marone worked in the Real Estate Assurance practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Marone received a B.S. and an M.B.A. from Rutgers University and is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Executive Vice President, Investments and Managing Director
Austin Peña is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (“BREDS”) group and is the Executive Vice President, Investments of Blackstone Mortgage Trust (NYSE:BXMT), a publicly-traded commercial mortgage REIT managed by Blackstone. Mr. Peña is responsible for BXMT’s investment strategy in addition to sourcing loans and other real estate debt investments for the REIT and other investment vehicles managed by Blackstone.
Prior to joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Peña worked at Barclays in the Real Estate Investment Banking Group, where he was involved in advising REITs and other real estate companies on mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and capital markets transactions. Mr. Peña previously held a similar role at Lehman Brothers.
Mr. Peña graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Leon Volchyok is the General Counsel for the Private Wealth Solutions business. Mr. Volchyok plays a key role in the structuring, launch and operations of the firm’s individual investor focused vehicles and serves as the Chief Legal Officer for Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT), Blackstone Mortgage Trust (BXMT) and Blackstone European Property Income Fund (BEPIF). Mr. Volchyok is the prior chairman of the Board for the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives and on the Executive Committee of NAREIT’s Public Non-listed REIT Council.
Mr. Volchyok received a BBA from Baruch College – Zicklin School of Business and a JD from Fordham Law School.
Head of Loan Asset Management and Managing Director
Robert Sitman is a Managing Director and Global Head of Asset Management of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Since joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Sitman has been involved in originating, structuring, executing and asset managing real estate debt investments across all asset types and geographies. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Sitman was an associate in the Real Estate group of Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, where he represented owners, developers, investors and lenders in commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Sitman received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School, where he graduated cum laude.
Global Head of Capital Markets and Managing Director
Ana Gonzalez-Iglesias is a Managing Director and Global Head of Capital Markets in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies (“BREDS”) group. She handles BREDS capital markets activity across vehicles in Europe and Australia. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Gonzalez-Iglesias was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley focusing primarily on commercial real estate loan originations. Prior to that, she focused on Debt Capital Markets transactions across sectors. Ms. Gonzalez-Iglesias received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Management, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from CUNEF (Colegio Universitario de Estudios Financieros).
Head of Originations Europe and Managing Director
David Gorleku is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies group, based in London. Mr. Gorleku is involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring debt investments across all asset types throughout Europe.
Before joining Blackstone in 2020, Mr. Gorleku was a Principal at London-based Actis Capital in the real estate private equity group. Prior to that, Mr. Gorleku worked at TPG Real Estate Finance and at Goldman Sachs in New York where he focused on real estate debt and equity investments across the United States.
Mr. Gorleku received a BA from Williams College in Massachusetts and an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Head of Asset Management US and Managing Director
Michael Henry is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group based in New York. Since joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Henry has been involved in originating, underwriting, structuring and asset managing real estate debt investments across various asset types and geographies.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Henry was an Associate at Five Mile Capital Partners on the investments team handling the evaluation and execution of a variety of debt and equity transactions. Prior to Five Mile, Mr. Henry was an Analyst in Cushman & Wakefield’s Equity, Debt & Structured Finance group.
Mr. Henry received a BA in Economics from Boston College.
Head of Asset Management Europe and Managing Director
Dominik Palowski is a Managing Director and Head of Asset Management Europe in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies group, based in London. Since joining Blackstone in 2018, Mr. Palowski has been involved in originating, underwriting, structuring, and asset managing real estate debt investments across all asset types throughout Europe.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Palowski was in the U.S. Real Estate group at The Carlyle Group where he was involved with real estate equity investments across various sectors. Prior to that, Mr. Palowski was on the Real Estate Investment Management team at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Mr. Palowski received a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia and an MBA from London Business School.
Jimmy Yung is a Managing Director in Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies based in Los Angeles and oversees West Coast debt investments. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Yung was Head of Originations and member of the Investment Committee for TPG Real Estate Finance Trust. Previously, he was Head of Originations for Deutsche Bank’s US Commercial Real Estate Special Situations business focused on principal high yield finance and distressed debt acquisitions. Mr. Yung received a BA from Georgetown University.
J.T. Sizemore is a Managing Director of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Mr. Sizemore is involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring debt investments across all asset types and geographies.
Before joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Sizemore worked in real estate private equity acquisitions roles with Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing in San Francisco and DLJ Real Estate Capital Partners in Los Angeles. Mr. Sizemore also worked as a developer with The Kor Group and as a strategy consultant with Bain & Company.
Mr. Sizemore graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Southern California and received an M.B.A. from Wharton, where he was a Palmer Scholar.
Clarke Hitch is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group, where he is involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring senior loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity and other debt investments across all asset types and geographies throughout the U.S.
Prior to joining Blackstone in 2013, Mr. Hitch worked at Morgan Stanley in the Commercial Real Estate Lending Group.
Mr. Hitch graduated from Duke University with an AB in Public Policy.
Tony LaBarbera is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group, where he is involved in sourcing, underwriting, negotiating and structuring senior loans, mezzanine loans, preferred equity and other debt investments across all asset types and geographies throughout the U.S. Mr. LaBarbera previously worked for Blackstone in London on both the BREDS and Real Estate Capital Markets teams.
Before joining Blackstone’s Real Estate group in 2014, Mr. LaBarbera was an analyst in Blackstone’s Advisory group with Park Hill Real Estate.
Mr. LaBarbera received a BS from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia where he graduated with distinction.
Danny Malkin is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group, where he is involved in the sourcing, underwriting, and structuring of debt investments across all asset types and geographies. Mr. Malkin previously worked for Blackstone in both London and Sydney.
Mr. Malkin received a BBA from the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan.
Head of Accounting
Paul Kolodziej is a Managing Director with Blackstone Real Estate. He serves as the Chief Accounting Officer of Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust, Inc. (“BREIT”) and the Head of Accounting for Blackstone Mortgage Trust. Paul also previously served as Controller of BREIT from June 2016 to March 2019.
Prior to joining Blackstone in June 2016, Mr. Kolodziej was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, where he provided assurance services to financial service clients focused on REITs, private real estate funds and hedge funds. During his time at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Mr. Kolodziej also completed a two-year rotation in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s SEC Services Group within their National Office, focusing on client consultations over a wide range of matters related to security registrations and on-going SEC filing requirements.
Mr. Kolodziej received a BS in Accountancy from DePaul University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President of Finance
Courtney Cheng has served as BXMT’s Vice President of Finance since January 2022. Since joining Blackstone in 2015, Ms. Cheng’s primary responsibility is overseeing the financial/portfolio reporting and accounting functions for BXMT. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2015, Ms. Cheng was a Senior Associate at KPMG in its real estate tax practice. Ms. Cheng received a B.S. in Finance and Accountancy, in addition to a M.S. in Accountancy from New York University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Vice President, Shareholder Relations
Timothy Hayes is a Principal in the Real Estate Debt Strategies Group and Vice President of Shareholder Relations for BXMT. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Hayes worked as a sell-side equity analyst at BTIG and B. Riley FBR, covering the real estate and mortgage finance sectors. He previously was an analyst at Edmunds White Partners, a small-cap investment advisor. Mr. Hayes received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (B.S.B.A.) from the Robins School of Business at the University of Richmond.
Board of Directors
Former Vice Chairman, Centerline Capital Group
Leonard W. Cotton has been a director since 2014. Mr. Cotton is the former vice chairman of Centerline Capital Group (a position he held from 2006 to 2008). He was also on the executive committee of the Commercial Real Estate Finance Council, or CREFC, from 2001 to 2010 and was president of CREFC from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Cotton previously served as chairman and chief executive officer of ARCap REIT (a position he held from 1995 to 2006), a real estate finance company acquired by Centerline Capital Group in 2006, and chairman and chief executive officer of ARCap REIT’s predecessor, REMICap. During his tenure at ARCap REIT, Mr. Cotton was instrumental in establishing ARCap REIT as a nationally recognized CMBS investor in subordinated bonds. From 1992 to 2002, Mr. Cotton was a president and partner in Harbour Realty Advisors, a real estate-related special situation investment and commercial property management company. Prior to joining Harbour Realty Advisors, Mr. Cotton was engaged in a number of real estate-related entrepreneurial endeavors, including acting as consultant on real estate workout strategies and the development of high-end residential properties. Mr. Cotton also serves on the board of trustees of Bowdoin College and Maine Public Broadcasting Network, a state network of public television and radio stations. He started his career in 1972 with Citibank, working in commercial real estate lending and workout business units. He also served as an independent director of FundCore Institutional Income Trust Inc., a public unlisted mortgage real estate investment trust (“REIT”), from 2010 to 2012 and is a former board member of the Real Estate Roundtable.
Mr. Cotton received an M.B.A. in Finance from Columbia University and a B.A. in American History from Bowdoin College. Mr. Cotton has significant experience in various aspects of commercial real estate, including lending, equity investment and development, which we believe gives him unique insight into our investment activities.
Thomas E. Dobrowski
Former Managing Director, Real Estate and Alternative Investments, General Motors Asset Management
Thomas E. Dobrowski has been a director since 1998. Mr. Dobrowski has been retired from General Motors Asset Management, or GMAM, an investment manager for several pension funds of General Motors, its subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as for several third-party clients, since October 2005. From December 1994 until his retirement, he was the managing director of real estate and alternative investments for GMAM. Mr. Dobrowski was a member of the board of directors and the audit committee of Equity Lifestyle Properties, Inc. (NYSE: ELS) from 1993 to 2017, and previously served as a director and member of the audit committee of Equity Office Properties Trust until its sale in 2007 and was a former director of Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE: TCO) and Red Roof Inns, Inc.
Mr. Dobrowski had a long career as a senior investment officer for a major pension plan investor and oversaw the original investment made by GMAM into the Company, which we believe gives him unique insight into our investment activities.
Founder & CEO, Xylem Projects
Nnenna Lynch has been a director since July 2021 and is the chief executive officer of Xylem Projects LLC (“Xylem”), a mission-driven real estate firm which she founded in July 2018. Prior to founding Xylem, Ms. Lynch served as managing principal and head of development for The Georgetown Company, which she joined in March 2014. She was previously a senior advisor on economic development for the Bloomberg mayoral administration in New York City from 2008 to February 2014. Ms. Lynch has served as a member of the board of directors of AvalonBay Communities, Inc. (NYSE: AVB) since May 2021.
Ms. Lynch is a graduate of Villanova University, where she won five NCAA track titles, and Oxford University, where she attended as a Rhodes Scholar. The Company believes Ms. Lynch’s extensive professional experience in the real estate industry provides the Board of Directors with valuable perspectives into the Company’s business.
Former Global Chairman of BREDS
Michael Nash is the Co-Founder and Former Chairman of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Prior to his retirement from Blackstone, Mr. Nash was a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee for both Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, and he also previously served as Executive Chairman of Blackstone Mortgage Trust. Additionally, in 2021, Mr. Nash became Chairman of Blackstone’s GP Stakes business, focusing on the acquisition of minority ownership interests in private equity and other private-market alternative asset management firms.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Nash was with Merrill Lynch from 1997 to 2007 where he led the firm’s Real Estate Principal Investment Group – Americas. Prior to 1997, Mr. Nash held various positions with Barclays Bank, Bank of Nova Scotia and Deloitte Haskins & Sells.
Mr. Nash received a B.S. in Accounting from State University of New York at Albany, as well as an M.B.A. in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Henry N. Nassau
Partner, Dechert LLP
Henry N. Nassau has been a director since 2003. Mr. Nassau was the chief executive officer of Dechert LLP from July 2016 until July 2023. Mr. Nassau has been a partner at Dechert since September 2003 and was previously deputy chair of practice group management and the chair of the corporate and securities group for over ten years. Mr. Nassau was the chief operating officer of Internet Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICGE), an Internet holding company, from December 2002 until June 2003, having previously served as managing director, general counsel and secretary since May 1999. Mr. Nassau was previously a partner at Dechert LLP from September 1987 to May 1999 and was chair of the firm’s business department from January 1998 to May 1999. At Dechert LLP, Mr. Nassau engages in the practice of corporate law, concentrating on mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, private equity and venture capital financing. Mr. Nassau is the manager of a variety of private entities engaged in investments focusing primarily on private and growth equity opportunities. He also serves on the advisory board of RAF Industries, Campus Apartments, TL Ventures and Graham Partners.
Mr. Nassau has significant professional experience as an officer of a public company and as an attorney and partner in a major law firm, which we believe allows him to make unique contributions in the area of corporate governance.
Group Chief Strategy Officer, Accor
Gilda Perez-Alvarado has been a director since February 2023 and is the Group Chief Strategy Officer at Accor, where she is responsible for overseeing global strategy, relations with hotel owners, and strategic partnerships. Based in Paris, Ms. Perez-Alvarado is also a member of Accor’s Management Board. Prior to joining Accor, Ms. Perez-Alvarado was the Global Chief Executive Officer of JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group, where she oversaw the group’s global investment sales, investment banking, advisory and tourism divisions, as well as ran the cross-border investment sales team. Ms. Perez-Alvarado previously worked in the Hospitality and Leisure advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Ms. Perez-Alvarado currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, IREFAC, WTTC, and the Cornell School of Hotel Administration Dean’s Advisory Board. Ms. Perez-Alvarado received a Bachelor of Science from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, where she graduated with Honors. She received her Master’s in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa (IE Business School) in Madrid.
Lynne B. Sagalyn
Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate and Director, Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the MBA Real Estate Program, Columbia Business School
Lynne B. Sagalyn has been a director since 1997. Dr. Sagalyn is the Earle W. Kazis and Benjamin Schore Professor Emerita of Real Estate at Columbia Business School where she taught for more than twenty years and was the founding director of the Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate and the MBA Real Estate Program. Previously, Dr. Sagalyn held appointments at the University of Pennsylvania in both the School of Design (City Planning Department) and the Wharton School (Real Estate Department) and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Department of Urban Studies and Planning). Dr. Sagalyn serves as a member of the Advisory Board of PRIME, a Morgan Stanley private equity fund, as a member of the board of directors of Regional Plan Association of New York, as a member of the board of directors of The Skyscraper Museum, and on the board of and as chair of the audit committee of the New York City Trust for Cultural Resources. From 2010 to 2018, Dr. Sagalyn was vice chairman of UDR, Inc. (NYSE: UDR), a self-administered REIT in the apartment communities sector, where she served as a director for 23 years until May 2019. She has also served on the New York City Board of Education Chancellor’s Commission on the Capital Plan.
Through her prominent positions in graduate real estate programs of leading universities, we believe Dr. Sagalyn brings expertise in real estate and finance to our board and the audit committee, of which she is the chair.
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