Samir Lakhani, Managing Director, is a Lead PM and Senior CMBS trader within the Securitized Assets Investment Team of Global Fixed Income at BlackRock. Mr. Lakhani is Co-head of the CMBS and Senior CRE Debt business. Mr. Lakhani is a member of the BlackRock Real Estate Debt Investment Committee.
Prior to joining BlackRock in 2009, Mr. Lakhani was a Vice President at R3 Capital Partners, where he invested in securitized assets including ABS, CMBS, CLO's and Specialty Finance transactions. Mr. Lakhani held similar roles at Lehman Brothers in their Global Principal Strategies group. Mr. Lakhani joined Lehman Brothers in 2006 initially in Structured Credit Products. Previously, Mr. Lakhani held positions at JP Morgan Partners, in their Private Equity and Mezzanine Debt group, from 2001 to 2004. Mr. Lakhani earned a B.S. degree in Economics and a B.S. degree in Engineering, from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA degree from Harvard Business School.