David Hirsh is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group. Since joining Blackstone in 2002, Mr. Hirsh has been involved in the asset management of investments in the hotel, office, retail, industrial and health-care sectors. In addition, from 2009-2012 Mr. Hirsh spent significant time restructuring and extending the debt on our investments, ultimately completing transactions totaling $16 billion (notable transactions include Equity Office, La Quinta, Carr America and Boca Resorts) and more than $1 billion of DPOs. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Hirsh worked at Citigroup for 15 years including six years in real estate asset management, where he led the hotel group, and five years in corporate finance specializing in corporate real estate and project lending. Mr. Hirsh received a BBA in Accounting from Pace University and an MS in Real Estate Development and Investment from New York University. Mr. Hirsh is a Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the New York University/Schack Institute of Real Estate’s Advisory Board and a member of the Board of Directors/Treasurer of the Thyroid Cancer Care Collaborative.