Affordable Housing - Senior Vice President

Job Locations US-CA-Los Angeles

Blackstone is establishing a new portfolio company (“NewCo”) that will become a leading U.S. affordable housing platform. Newco is being formed in connection with the acquisition, by Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (BREIT), of AIG’s 679-asset, 83,000-unit Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) multifamily portfolio (“Initial Portfolio”). The new company will be a real estate asset management business that oversees both the Initial Portfolio and Blackstone’s potential future acquisitions and developments in the sector. NewCo, headquartered in Los Angeles, will benefit from both the knowledge and dedication of legacy AIG employees and additional leadership to enable growth.


This new business is about much more than creating value for our investors. These communities provide critical affordable housing for many Americans. We genuinely care about our residents and their wellbeing and are committed to being fair, transparent, and responsive to all.  We are also committed to making significant improvements to these properties and aligning the operations with Blackstone’s Standards of Excellence in Residential Operations while ensuring they remain affordable and in compliance with all rent regulations. Additionally, we will seek opportunities to leverage our scale and our partners in this sector to expand the supply of affordable housing. Finally, within the new company, we will create a culture of inclusivity and respect where the pursuit of excellence, in all its forms, is rewarded.

Role & Responsibilities

We are seeking a Senior Vice President within the Portfolio Management group to join the company’s Los Angeles office. Working in partnership with Blackstone and NewCo, the Senior Vice President will assist in providing leadership, strategic direction, and guidance to maximize the financial and operational performance of the company’s affordable housing portfolio.


Other key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the analyst team to develop property and portfolio level business plans and execute on strategic transactions including property sales and refinancings
  • Analyzing value-add disposition and refinancing strategies
  • Understanding and evaluating property operations and cash flow
  • Understanding and evaluating debt instruments
  • Reviewing and analyzing property valuations, market information, and economic trends that may impact property values
  • Interpreting property submarket and comparable property information
  • Reviewing and leading the development of detailed cash forecasting models
  • Maintain effective lines of communication with senior management, third party partners, and internal departments
  • Sustain awareness of industry business practices by participating in local, regional, and national real estate associations and industry groups
  • Driving shareholder value and portfolio performance
  • Leverage his / her sector relationships to help scale the business

Key Qualifications & Attributes

The successful candidate must possess the drive and energy to execute on the responsibilities outlined above. Ideally, the candidate will have a background in affordable housing and investments/(re)development. This person will be a hard worker with communication skills.


Other key candidate attributes include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree – preferably in Real Estate or Finance; MBA preferred but not required
  • 10+ years of multifamily Real Estate experience
  • Experience in Section 42 housing preferred, but not required
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong Leadership ability
  • Financial acumen
  • Expert-level Excel proficiency
  • Financial acumen
  • Personal commitment to making a positive difference in affordable housing


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