$115 BILLION COO – @Jonathan Gray has been promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer at Blackstone Group. He helped to make Blackstone the world’s largest real estate investor, taking it from $5bn AUM in 2005 to $115bn. Gray is to take over the position currently held by @Tony James, who will stay on with the firm as an Executive Vice Chairman. Both James and Gray are to report to @Stephen Schwarzman who Co-Founded Blackstone in 1985. Schwarzman has said, “What this does is it provides a next generation of leadership which is really important,” in a video posted on Blackstones YouTube channel. #SpartanInternational