Mr. Jonathan Gray serves as President & Chief Operating Officer at The Blackstone Group. He is a Chairman at Hilton Worldwide Holdings. He formerly served as Global Head of Real Estate at The Blackstone Group. He serves as Board Member at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas. He is also a Board Member at Blackstone Mortgage Trust. Since joining Blackstone in 1992, Mr. Gray has led the privatization of eleven public real estate companies valued at more than $100 billion including Extended Stay America, Wyndham International, Carr America, Equity Office Properties and Hilton Hotels. Mr. Gray previously worked in the Corporate Advisory Services group and the Private Equity group at Blackstone. Mr. Gray received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, as well as a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He currently serves as a board member of the Pension Real Estate Association, Harlem Village Academies, and Trinity School. He is also an Angel Investor. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Nevada Property 1 LLC (The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas) and is a board member of Invitation Homes Inc. He also serves on the board of Harlem Village Academies and Trinity School. He previously served as a board member of Brixmor Property Group Inc. and La Quinta Holdings Inc. He also serves as the Chairman at Hilton Tower.