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Legal & Compliance - Regulatory Private Funds Attorney - Real Estate, VP

Blackstone
$140,000- $200,000/ year
Posted May 13
Full Time
On Site
New York

Blackstone is the world’s largest alternative asset manager. 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 $1 trillion in assets under management include investment vehicles focused on private equity, real estate, public debt and equity, infrastructure, life sciences, growth equity, opportunistic, 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 LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will have day-to-day responsibility for various legal and compliance aspects of Blackstone’s Real Estate business. The successful candidate will report to the Blackstone Real Estate Co-CCOs and work closely with various functions including Real Estate ESG professionals, Institutional Client Solutions/Public Affairs, Finance and other Blackstone Legal and Compliance groups.

Responsibilities :

The Real Estate Compliance Vice President will have the opportunity to participate in various concurrent projects and assignments across the Real Estate Compliance areas of responsibility, including but not limited to the following:

ESG Point Person:

  • Primary contact for all Real Estate ESG compliance matters
  • Oversee and participate in review process for external ESG statements
  • Oversee Real Estate compliance with Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR) in coordination with Blackstone European Compliance team members
  • Monitor ESG regulatory developments and keep key business stakeholders informed
  • Coordinate with ESG teams across the firm

Real Estate Policies and Procedures:

  • Oversee updates and maintenance of Real Estate Compliance policies and procedures
  • Develop and facilitate business professional compliance trainings for the Real Estate group
  • Liaise with Central Compliance

External Relations/Investor Communications:

  • Oversee Real Estate Compliance review process for press releases and other external communications as well as responses to investor inquiries

Defined Contribution Plan Initiatives:

  • Assist with the launch of “collective investment trust” (CIT) funds-of-funds facilitating defined contribution plan participation in Blackstone Real Estate funds and other Blackstone vehicles
  • Review relevant CIT documentation
  • Coordinate with relevant underlying Blackstone fund teams on related issues
  • Assist with firm-wide Legal and Compliance initiatives and projects
  • Manage performance of applicable junior professionals and assist in talent development
  • Assist with other day-to-day Real Estate Legal and Compliance matters as needed

Education and Professional Experience:

Blackstone seeks to hire individuals who are highly motivated, trustworthy, proactive, intelligent, and have demonstrated excellence in prior endeavors. The successful candidate should have:

  • 7+ years in a legal or compliance role at a financial services, private equity or asset management firm or 5+ years’ experience at a law firm
  • JD, MBA, Masters of Compliance, or other graduate degree

Competencies:

The successful candidate should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Excellent organizational skills and follow-through
  • The ability to work with colleagues to devise pragmatic and creative solutions
  • Highly effective oral and written communication
  • Strong technical skills, intellect, and ability to understand difficult, complex compliance and business problems

Qualifications

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • Outstanding record of academic achievement and professional accomplishment
  • Strong judgment, integrity and the ability to engender trust
  • Adaptable, collaborative, and proactive mindset
  • Striving for excellence and driven to contribute to Blackstone’s success

The duties and responsibilities described here are not exhaustive and additional assignments, duties, or responsibilities may be required of this position. Assignments, duties, and responsibilities may be changed at any time, with or without notice, by Blackstone in its sole discretion.

Expected annual base salary range:

$140,000 - $200,000

Actual base salary within that range will be determined by several components including but not limited to the individual's experience, skills, qualifications and job location. For roles located outside of the US, please disregard the posted salary bands as these roles will follow a separate compensation process based on local market comparables.

Additional compensation: Base salary does not include other forms of compensation or benefits offered in connection with the advertised role.

Blackstone is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to 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 class or status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to hiring, placement, promotion, termination, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training. All Blackstone employees, including but not limited to recruiting personnel and hiring managers, are required to abide by this policy.

If you need a reasonable accommodation to complete your application, please email Human Resources at HR-Recruiting-Americas@Blackstone.com.

Depending on the position, you may be required to obtain certain securities licenses if you are in a client facing role and/or if you are engaged in the following:

  • Attending client meetings where you are discussing Blackstone products and/or and client questions;
  • Marketing Blackstone funds to new or existing clients;
  • Supervising or training securities licensed employees;
  • Structuring or creating Blackstone funds/products; and
  • Advising on marketing plans prepared by a sales team or developing and/or contributing information for marketing materials.

Note: The above list is not the exhaustive list of activities requiring securities licenses and there may be roles that require review on a case-by-case basis. Please speak with your Blackstone Recruiting contact with any questions.

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