Real Estate Debt Strategies
Peter Smith is a Principal of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies Group and is based in New York. Mr. Smith handles asset management for the investment portfolios, as well as special servicing and CDO collateral management activities.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Smith was a Director at CT Investment Management Co., LLC, a commercial real estate investment manager and rated special servicer that was wholly owned by Capital Trust, Inc. and acquired by Blackstone in December 2012. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Smith was with Mercantil Commercebank, N.A., where he headed the commercial real estate lending business in the New York region, having responsibility for origination, structuring and portfolio management. Previously, Mr. Smith worked with Pearson Partners, Inc., where he provided advisory, consulting, acquisition and asset management services to institutional and private real estate investors. From 1986 to 1997, Mr. Smith was with JP Morgan Chase in the Real Estate Finance Group, where he performed valuation and advisory services in relation to a diversified national portfolio.
Mr. Smith received a B.A. in Political Science as well as an M.A. in Public Policy Analysis & Administration from Binghamton University. Mr. Smith is a Licensed Real Estate Broker in the state of New York.