Michael Casey is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations and Business Development for the real estate group. Before joining Blackstone in 2007, Mr. Casey worked at Cliffwood Partners LLC from 1998 to 2007, where he was the President of the firm. Prior to joining Cliffwood Partners LLC, he was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of Heitman Capital Management. Prior to Heitman, he spent twelve years with JMB Realty Corporation and its affiliates on the investment side of the business. Mr. Casey received a B.B.A. in Real Estate and Finance in 1980 and an M.B.A. in Real Estate in 1983 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board for the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business.