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Dec

2015

Last week, Tony James, President and Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone, presented the 2015 Peter G. Peterson Award to Manhao Tang, a second year Analyst in Blackstone’s Real Estate Debt Strategies group in the London office.
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Dec

2015

For the third year in a row, Blackstone was named a “Best Place to Work” in the alternatives category by Pensions & Investments, the international newspaper of money management, which ranks U.S.-based asset managers on the results of employer and employee surveys.
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11

Dec

2015

In addition to our U.S.-based volunteer days, each year Blackstone employees worldwide give back to their local communities through Blackstone’s Global Volunteer Days. This year, 191 employees from Blackstone’s offices in Hong Kong, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Singapore and Tokyo volunteered a combined 662 hours with six outstanding organizations.
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01

Dec

2015

This month, Blackstone held its sixth hospitality sustainability Summit, the Blackstone Summit on Water Efficiency and the California Drought, to empower its companies and other industry leaders to take action to address the “Drought State of Emergency” in California.

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23

Nov

2015

Investors are increasingly looking to alternative investments, particularly during times of heightened market volatility. This paper explores how alternatives can help individual investors meet specific goals and complement traditional strategies. 
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11

Nov

2015

In the second-ever episode of Bloomberg TV’s Betty Liu’s new podcast, Betty interviews Blackstone’s Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Steve Schwarzman on lessons from a lifetime in business. 

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11

Nov

2015

In April 2013, we committed to hire 50,000 American veterans across our portfolio of more than 80 companies over five years. Today, only two and a half years later, we’ve hired 29,000 veterans, meaning we are well on our way to meeting that goal.
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05

Nov

2015

Last month, funds managed by Blackstone's Core+ real estate unit announced a $5.3 billion investment in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village in New York City, the largest rental apartment complex in the United States, encompassing 11,241 units in 56 buildings on 80 acres in Manhattan’s East Village. This property is truly unique and maintains a storied place in New York City’s history. Constructed in the 1940s to provide middle class housing in the City for teachers, firefighters, nurses and police officers, the complex fell on hard times through a series of ownership changes. Blackstone stepped in and reached a historic agreement with Mayor de Blasio and the City of New York to preserve the community’s heritage of affordability by saving 5,000 affordable units. Watch our new video to learn more: 
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04

Nov

2015

Last week, POLITICO Magazine published an op-ed written by Tony James, Blackstone’s President and Chief Operating Officer, on how raising the minimum wage fuels demand. Please click here to read the full op-ed.
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