Michael B. Nash
Senior Managing Director
Blackstone

Michael Nash is a Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group and the Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. He is also a member of the Real Estate Investment Committee for both Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies and Blackstone Real Estate Advisors. He is based in New York.

Prior to joining Blackstone, Mr. Nash was with Merrill Lynch from 1997 to 2007 where he led the firm’s Real Estate Principal Investment Group - Americas. Investment activities encompassed high yield debt opportunities (mezzanine, preferred and bridge equity) and equity investments in real estate assets and real estate operating companies on a direct basis and with clients of the firm.

Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Nash was a Senior Vice President at Barclays Bank where he worked from 1991 to 1997 in the bank’s loan restructuring group. Prior to Barclays, he originated and structured real estate loans for Bank of Nova Scotia. Additionally, Mr. Nash also worked at Deloitte & Touche serving brokerage and other institutional clients.

Mr. Nash received a BS in Accounting from State University of New York at Albany, as well as an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.