Melissa Herland is a Vice President in the Real Estate Group. Since joining Blackstone in 2001, Ms. Herland has worked in the financial reporting group and is involved in tax research and tax compliance for Blackstone Real Estate Partners (BREP) international funds and properties. Before joining Blackstone, Ms. Herland was a Tax Manager at Deloitte Tax LLP, where she provided tax services to real estate investment trusts and global real estate companies. Ms. Herland received a BA in French/Italian from Hofstra University, an MBA with a major in Accounting from CUNY Baruch College, and an MS in Taxation from Pace University. She is a Certified Public Accountant.