Real Estate - Finance, Vice President / Senior Vice President (108A)

The Blackstone Group New York, NY
Job Description:

Real Estate - Finance, Vice President/Senior Vice President (108A)

Employer: Blackstone

Firm Overview:

Blackstone is one of the world's leading investment firms. We seek to create positive economic impact and long-term value for our investors, the companies we invest in, and the communities in which we work. We do this by using extraordinary people and flexible capital to help companies solve problems. Our asset management businesses, with $450 billion in assets under management, include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, non-investment grade credit, real assets and secondary funds, all on a global basis. Further information is available at www.blackstone.com. Follow Blackstone on Twitter @Blackstone.

Business Unit: Real Estate - Finance

Job Title: Real Estate, Finance, Vice President/Senior Vice President

Job Description:

The Vice President / Senior Vice President will advise on real estate equity and debt fund formation for domestic and international funds, joint ventures and transactions for various Blackstone real estate funds.

Primary Responsibilities:

* Advise acquisition team on a real-time basis with respect to tax issues, and feasibility of various real estate equity and debt investments.

* Understand relevant tax considerations for investing in debt investments, loan originations, secondary obligation acquisitions, debt securities, as well as RICs.

* Support asset management with ongoing operational tax issues.

* Understand UBTI, FIRPTA, ECI, state and local considerations in structuring investments for REITs and partnerships.

* Interact with investors, colleagues and senior management.

* Meet with prospective investors regarding tax considerations in connection with raising new real estate equity and debt funds.

* Monitor emerging tax issues / proposed legislation that can impact real estate funds.

* Interact with finance to ensure proper implementation and recording of all investments and structures.

Qualifications:

Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, intelligent and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors as well as:

* 10+ years of Big 4 or law firm tax experience

* Graduate degree or JD/LLM preferred

* Experience in the alternative asset management industry (real estate or investment partnership preferred)

* Extensive knowledge in REIT and partnership taxation required

* Strong analytical skills and the ability to work with complex data to drive decision-making

* Effective verbal and written communicator

* Highly organized and proactive

* Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced and dynamic culture

* Personal and professional integrity of the highest order

* Strong work ethic, responsiveness and passion for customer service and quality

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or any other category protected by law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please contact Human Resources at 212-583-5000.

The Blackstone Group and its affiliates ("Blackstone") provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, marital or partnership status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, genetic predisposition, veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, a sex offense or stalking, or any other classification prohibited by applicable law.

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