Douglas N. Armer is a Managing Director in the Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies group and the Head of Capital Markets for Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc. Before joining Blackstone in 2012, Mr. Armer was Managing Director of Capital Trust, Inc. whose wholly owned manager was acquired by Blackstone in December 2012. As Managing Director of Capital Trust, Mr. Armer was responsible for the firm’s capital markets and finance activities, encompassing equity, debt and strategic transactions, as well as oversight of regulatory matters. Prior to joining Capital Trust, Inc. in 2004, Mr. Armer was responsible for developing the India-based capital markets group of Global Realty Outsourcing. Previously Mr. Armer held positions in investment banking at Gerard Klauer Mattison and at PaineWebber Commercial Real Estate Securities. Mr. Armer holds a B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude, from the University of Rochester, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society.