Joe Valane is Vice President and Associate General Counsel of Revantage Corporate Services, the shared service provider of Blackstone’s US real estate. As a central member of the leadership team, Joe is tasked with direct oversight of the Revantage legal staff, a group that is critical to the responsible growth of the organization. Under Joe’s leadership, his team provides legal advice and support across all Revantage operations, including direct support to department heads, and guidance to Revantage partners and clients, all in an effort to ensure responsible implementation and execution of the corporate mission.
Throughout his career, Joe has demonstrated a willingness and aptitude to take on increasingly complex roles in the organizations that he has served. Prior to joining Revantage, Joe rose from associate to partner at Kleinbard LLC, where he was responsible for merger and acquisitions and equity finance for some of the firm’s most sophisticated clients, including a telecommunications conglomerate worth over $10 billion of enterprise value. Joe also spent time at Morgan, Lewis and Bockius LLP and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, where he held similar roles and gained invaluable experience, always being assigned the most complex deals and structures to close.
Diligent and proactive, Joe is a strategic thinker with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Joe takes pride in his reputation as business enabler among the executives he serves. As Revantage continues along the path to becoming the global leader in the industry, Joe and his team will play a crucial role in the integration of additional portfolio companies under the Blackstone banner.