Wesley LePatner has been a director and the Chief Operating Officer of the Company since July 2016. She is a Managing Director with Blackstone Real Estate and serves as the Chief Operating Officer of the global Core+ business. In these roles she oversees the operations of the Core+ business and BREIT. She is based in New York. Before joining Blackstone in 2014, Mrs. LePatner spent 11 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as a Managing Director and the Chief Operating Officer of the Real Estate Investment Group within the Asset Management Division. Prior to that, Mrs. LePatner worked in Goldman Sachs' Real Estate Principal Investment Area and the Real Estate Investment Banking Group. Mrs. LePatner received a BA from Yale University, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa.