Jonathan D. Gray

President & Chief Operating Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Jonathan D. Gray

Jonathan D. Gray

President & Chief Operating Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Blackstone Group Management LLC
The Blackstone Group, Inc.
Blackstone Multi-Asset Advisors LLC

RelSci Relationships

6899

Primary Location

New York

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

1970

Age

49

Number of Awards

11

Estimated Net Worth

$1.8B

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Executive Vice Chairman at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Secretary & Chief Legal Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Co-Founder at GSO Capital Partners LP

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Senior Managing Director at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Managing Partner at Westcap Mgt. Ltd.

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Senior Managing Director, Finance Group at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Executive Chairman at Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc.

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Executive Officer at Blackstone Energy Partners II LP

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Senior Managing Director, Real Estate at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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Jonathan D. Gray
President & Chief Operating Officer at The Blackstone Group, Inc.
Education
B.S. in Economics

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

BA in English, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

The University of Pennsylvania School of Arts and Sciences forms the foundation of the scholarly excellence that has established Penn as one of the world's leading research universities. They teach students across all 12 Penn schools, and their academic departments span the reach from anthropology and biology to sociology and South Asian studies. Members of the Penn Arts & Sciences faculty are leaders in creating new knowledge in their disciplines and are engaged in nearly every area of interdisciplinary innovation. They are regularly recognized with academia's highest honors, including the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Fellowship, the Pulitzer Prize and the Nobel Prize. The educational experience offered by Penn Arts & Sciences is likewise recognized for its excellence. The School's three educational divisions fulfill different missions, united by a broader commitment to providing their students with an unrivaled education in the liberal arts. The College of Arts and Sciences is the academic home of the majority of Penn undergraduates and provides 60 percent of the courses taken by students in Penn's undergraduate professional schools. The Graduate Division offers doctoral training to over 1,500 candidates in more than 30 graduate programs. And the College of Liberal and Professional Studies provides a range of educational opportunities for lifelong learners and working professionals.

Memberships
Fellow
Current

Established in 1989, the Partnership’s David Rockefeller Fellows program exposes participants to key leaders and issues in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors of the city. Since the program’s inception, 250 executives have become better corporate citizens through immersion in civic issues and operations during the year-long fellowship established as a tribute to the Partnership’s founding chairman.

Career History
Bx President & Chief Operating Officer & Senior Managing Director
Current

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. is a real estate finance company, which engages in originating senior loans collateralized by commercial real estate. Its investment objective is to preserve and protect shareholder capital while producing risk-adjusted returns primarily through dividends generated from current income from its loan portfolio. The company was founded by Samuel Zell, John R. Klopp, and Craig M. Hatkoff in July 1997 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Professional
2018 - Current

GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC, a subsidiary of The Blackstone Group, Inc., is an American company located in New York, NY. The firm provides investment advice. It was founded in 2007. Stephen Allen Schwarzman is currently the CEO of the company.

Professional
2018 - Current

GSO Capital Partners provides investment advice with respect to investments in first lien loans, second lien loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, mezzanine securities, public and private equity, and derivatives. The firm seeks to capitalize on both long- and short-term inefficiencies in the market by investing across a spectrum of products, often employing a bottom-up analysis, utilizing market technical and fundamental analyses to select investments. There may be occasions when a strategy may be weighted to deep value or be more opportunistic and seek short term gains. GSO's investment strategies include: Senior Direct Lending, Mezzanine, Capital Solutions, Event Driven, and Energy.The firm's Senior Direct Lending Strategy seeks to source and provide privately originated investments that can deliver attractive risk-adjusted returns with strong downside protection, while generating current income through primarily stable, performing credit investments. The strategy focuses on investments that are senior in the capital structure and with a majority of investments secured by floating rate instruments.The firm's Event Driven Strategy seeks to generate superior risk-adjusted returns by investing in an array of securities within the corporate credit market. GSO may invest in both public and private non-investment grade and non-rated securities, including leveraged loans, high yield bonds, distressed securities, common and preferred equity securities, and credit derivatives. The firm offers exposure to this strategy in a hedged, liquid and less concentrated form, or in an un-hedged and more concentrated form, often with less liquidity and greater potential risk.GSO's Mezzanine Strategy makes privately negotiated investments in the leveraged finance marketplace with an emphasis on providing junior capital to companies in connection with LBOs, acquisitions, recapitalizations and growth financings.The firm's Capital Solutions Strategy seeks to provide privately negotiated capital solutions to companies in need of liquidity or capital structure transformation due to, among other things, pending covenant violations, debt maturities, cyclical downturns in their businesses or other funding requirements.GSO's Energy Strategy is designed to generate attractive risk-adjusted returns by originating and investing in transactions in the energy sector and various energy sub-sectors across the capital structure, primarily in debt and preferred equity.

Boards & Committees
President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
1992 - Current

The Blackstone Group, Inc. engages in the provision of investment and fund management services. It operates through the following segments: Private Equity, Real Estate, Hedge Fund Solutions, and Credit. The Private Equity segment consists of flagship corporate private equity funds, Blackstone Capital Partners funds, sector-focused corporate private equity funds, including energy-focused funds, Blackstone Energy Partners funds, and core private equity fund, Blackstone Core Equity Partners. The Real Estate segment includes management of core real estate fund and non-exchange traded restate investment trusts. The Hedge Fund Solutions segment comprises of Blackstone Alternative Asset Management, which manages hedge funds and includes Indian-focused and Asian-focused closed-end mutual funds. The Credit segment includes GSO Capital Partners LP, which manages credit-oriented funds. The company was founded by Stephen Allen Schwarzman in 1985 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Chairman, Board of Directors
Current

Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. engages in the provision of hospitality businesses. It operates through the following segments: Ownership and Management & Franchise. The Ownership segment includes owned, leased, and joint venture hotels. The Management & Franchise segment manages hotels and timeshare properties, and license its brands to franchisees. The company was founded by Conrad Hilton on March 18, 2010 and is headquartered in McLean, VA.

President, Chief Operating Officer & Director
Current

Blackstone Group Management LLC, part of The Blackstone Group, Inc., is an American company located in New York, NY. The firm provides investment advisory services. It was founded by Pete G. Peterson and Stephen Allen Schwarzman. Stephen Allen Schwarzman is the current CEO, occupying that position since 2007.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

TO IMPROVE PUBLIC EDUCATION BY DEVELOPING A MODEL PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT CAN BE REPLICATED.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Founded in 1709 as a charity school supported by Anglican missionaries, Trinity School is the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the city of New York.

Member, Board of Governors
Prior

NAREIT®, the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts®, is the worldwide representative voice for REITs and publicly traded real estate companies with an interest in U.S. real estate and capital markets. NAREIT's members are REITs and other businesses throughout the world that own, operate, and finance income-producing real estate, as well as those firms and individuals who advise, study, and service those businesses.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$1,500 - $10K
2016

The Child Mind Institute is an independent, national nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children and families struggling with mental health and learning disorders. The Institute teams work every day to deliver the highest standards of care, advance the science of the developing brain and empower parents, professionals and policymakers to support children when and where they need it most.

$5,000 - $10K
2016

The University of Pennsylvania (commonly referred to as Penn or UPenn) is a private, Ivy League university, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Penn considers itself the fourth-oldest institution of higher education in the United States, as well as the first university in the United States with both undergraduate and graduate studies.

Political Donations
$2,800
2019

Representative from Massachusetts's 7th Congressional District

$2,700
2017

Representative at Office of the Representative from New Jersey's 5th District, Josh Gottheimer

Transactions
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The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchases Clarus Ventures LLC

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The Blackstone Group, Inc. purchases Banco Popular Espanol SA /Real Estate Bus from Banco Santander SA

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The Blackstone Group, Inc., Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies purchase GE Capital Real Estate /Mexico & Australia Mortgage Loans from General Electric Capital Corporation, General Electric Company

Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Rank #280
2018
Forbes Magazine - 400 Richest People in America
Rank #1161
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #1275
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
Speaker
Chapel Hill, NC, United States
6th Annual UNC Kenan-Flagler Alternative Investments Conference

Other Affiliations

Jonathan D. Gray is affiliated with Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc., GSO / Blackstone Debt Funds Management LLC, GSO Capital Partners LP, GSO Capital Advisors LLC, Harvest Fund Advisors LLC, Blackstone Alternative Asset Management (BAAM), Blackstone Management Partners LLC, Blackstone Alternative Investment Advisors LLC, Blackstone Strategic Alliance Advisors LLC, Blackstone Mezzanine Advisors II LP, Blackstone Tactical Opportunities Advisors LLC, Blackstone Strategic Capital Advisors LLC, Blackstone Treasury Solutions Advisors LLC, Blackstone Debt Advisors LP, Blackstone Mezzanine Advisors LP, Blackstone Group Management LLC, The Blackstone Group, Inc., Blackstone Multi-Asset Advisors LLC, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors, UJA-Federation of New York, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors III LP, Gray Foundation, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII LP, Blackstone Real Estate Partners VII.TE.1 LP, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Fund II LP, Blackstone Commercial Real Estate Debt Fund LP, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Fund II 1 LP, Blackstone Real Estate Income Advisors LLC, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Advisors LLC, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors Europe LP, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors V LP, Blackstone Real Estate Advisors IV LLC, CT Investment Management Co. LLC, Credit Suisse Strategic Partners, Blackstone Debt Advisors LLC, Boca Raton Resort & Club, Inc., BLACKSTONE REAL ESTATE SPECIAL SITUATIONS EUROPE L.P., Blackstone Commercial Real Estate Debt Fund (Cayman) LP, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations Fund LP, The Blackstone Group, Inc., Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc., Blackstone Group Management LLC, New York University - REIT Center at Schack Institute of Real Estate, Invitation Homes, Inc., La Quinta Holdings, Inc., Brixmor Property Group, Inc., Extended Stay America, Inc. (Inactive), Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc., Boca Resorts LLC, Nevada Property 1 LLC, Blackstone Real Estate Special Situations (Alberta) Europe LP, Harlem Village Academies, Trinity School, National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts, Inc., Pension Real Estate Association, Columbia Business School - The Paul Milstein Center for Real Estate, Gray Foundation

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