Janice Lin is a Managing Director, Head of Canada in the Real Estate Group. Ms. Lin’s focus is to increase Blackstone Real Estate’s Canadian footprint as it continues to invest across all asset classes, with a focus on its long-term presence in the country.
Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Lin was the Chief Investment Officer for Revera, Inc., a global owner of differentiated retirement living operators with residences throughout Canada, the U.S. and U.K. Prior to Revera, Ms. Lin held senior investment roles with Canada Pension Plan Investment Board’s Real Estate and Private Equity groups.
Ms. Lin received an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, graduating Cum Laude. Ms. Lin is on the board of HLMS Developments, the development arm for Houselink & Mainstay Community Housing, Toronto’s largest non-profit supportive housing provider.
Blackstone has long had a significant presence in Canada across its businesses, including CAD $14 billion of real estate assets totaling approximately 450 properties – consisting primarily of logistics. Blackstone’s portfolio companies across the firm employ more than 3,550 people in Canada.