Farhad Karim is a Senior Managing Director, Global General Counsel of Real Estate, and Chief Operating Officer of Real Estate Europe based in London. Mr. Karim is responsible for the oversight and coordination of all legal affairs relating to Blackstone’s global real estate business. Since joining Blackstone, Mr. Karim has also been involved in a number of real estate acquisitions, dispositions, financing, and other initiatives throughout Europe. Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Karim was a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP where he worked on a variety of real estate transactions in Asia, Europe, and North America. Mr. Karim received a BA (Honours) from McGill University and a Masters in International Affairs and JD from Columbia University.