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Stephen D. Plavin

Stephen D. Plavin, Chief Executive Officer

Stephen D. Plavin has served as one of our Directors and as our Chief Executive Officer since December 2009, and as our President from December 2009 to February 2020. Mr. Plavin is also a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and our Manager and a member of our Manager’s investment committee. Mr. Plavin is also a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. Mr. Plavin is a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee for both Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Plavin was also the Chief Executive Officer of Capital Trust, Inc. whose wholly owned manager was acquired by Blackstone in December 2012. Prior to joining Capital Trust, Inc. in 1998, Mr. Plavin was co-head of Global Real Estate for The Chase Manhattan Bank and Chase Securities Inc. During his tenure at Chase, from 1984 to 1998, Mr. Plavin also led business units responsible for commercial real estate loan origination, syndication, structured finance, portfolio management and real estate owned sales. Mr. Plavin received a B.A. in English from Tufts University and an M.B.A. in Finance, Accounting and Marketing from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Plavin is a member of the board of directors of each of Omega Healthcare Investors, Inc. and WCI Communities, Inc.