Leon Volchyok is a Principal in the Real Estate group and is based in New York. He handles legal and compliance matters for the Real Estate group, with a focus on its debt business and its public vehicles. Leon serves as Head of Legal and Compliance for Blackstone Mortgage Trust (a NYSE-listed mortgage REIT), Chief Securities Counsel for Blackstone Real Estate Income Trust (a public non-listed equity REIT) and Chief Compliance Officer for the Blackstone Real Estate Income Funds (a registered fund complex investing in real estate related securities).
Prior to joining Blackstone in 2013, Leon was a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Capital Markets group at Proskauer Rose LLP, where he specialized in capital markets transactions and general securities law and corporate governance matters, with a focus on REITs and other real estate companies.
Mr. Volchyok received a BBA from Baruch College - Zicklin School of Business and a JD from Fordham Law School.