Brian Kim is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group at Blackstone and is based in New York. Mr. Kim focuses on new investment opportunities in North America. Since joining Blackstone in 2008, Mr. Kim has played a key role in the development of Blackstone’s $4 billion select service hotel platform through the acquisition of Apple REIT 6, the Clarion hotel portfolio, the OTO portfolio, the Hersha portfolio and the takeover of Eagle Hospitality REIT. In addition, Mr. Kim has helped lead investments in the Four Seasons Las Colinas, the Solana Office Campus in Dallas, the Glenborough office portfolio, the Eurohypo distressed debt portfolio and the development of the Grand Islander timeshare tower in Waikiki.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Kim worked at Apollo Real Estate Advisors, a global opportunistic real estate firm that oversaw the investment of eleven real estate funds. Prior to that, Mr. Kim worked for Max Capital Management Corp. and Credit Suisse First Boston.
Mr. Kim currently serves as a board member of BRE Select Hotels Corp. and La Quinta Holdings Inc. and received a AB in Biology from Harvard College where he graduated with honors.