Blackstone Mortgage Trust appoints Gilda Perez-Alvarado to its Board of Directors

– USA, NY –  Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. (NYSE: BXMT) today announced the appointment of Gilda Perez-Alvarado to its Board of Directors effective immediately.

“Gilda’s deep understanding of global real estate coupled with her broad expertise across the hospitality sector will be invaluable additions to BXMT. She is a driven, innovative thinker, and we are thrilled to welcome her to our Board of Directors.” said Executive Chairman, Mike Nash.

The corporation also announced that Martin L. Edelman will leave the Board effective today.

About Gilda Perez-Alvarado

Gilda Perez-Alvarado is the Global CEO of JLL Hotels & Hospitality Group. She brings broad expertise in global investment and capital markets as well as business operations to the BXMT Board. Over her 18 years at JLL Hotels & Hospitality, Ms. Perez-Alvarado has overseen activities in investment sales, debt, and equity placement, strategic advisory, and asset management in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia, and she currently runs the Group’s cross-border investment sales team. Before joining JLL, she worked in the Hospitality and Leisure advisory practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Gilda Perez-Alvarado said: “I am honored to be joining the Board of Blackstone Mortgage Trust, and I look forward to working alongside the other deeply experienced Board members and best-in-class management team to continue delivering strong results for our investors.”

Ms. Perez-Alvarado also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Sonder, the Board of Trustees of Cornell University, IREFAC, and the Cornell School of Hotel Administration Dean’s Advisory Board.

Ms. Perez-Alvarado received a Bachelor of Science from the Cornell School of Hotel Administration, where she graduated with Honors. She received her Master’s in Business Administration from Instituto de Empresa (IE Business School) in Madrid.

About Blackstone Mortgage Trust

Blackstone Mortgage Trust is a real estate finance company that originates senior loans collateralized by commercial real estate in North America, Europe, and Australia. Our investment objective is to preserve and protect shareholder capital while producing attractive risk-adjusted returns primarily through dividends generated from current income from our loan portfolio. Our portfolio is composed primarily of loans secured by high-quality, institutional assets in major markets, sponsored by experienced, well-capitalized real estate investment owners and operators. These senior loans are capitalized by accessing a variety of financing options, depending on our view of the most prudent strategy available for each of our investments. We are externally managed by BXMT Advisors L.L.C., a subsidiary of Blackstone.

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