Michael Lascher is a Managing Director in the Real Estate group and the Global Head of Real Estate Debt Capital Markets, based in New York.
Mr. Lascher oversees the financing of all of Blackstone’s real estate investments, and since joining the firm in 2012, has been involved in over $60 billion of asset, stock and portfolio-level financings for investments such as BRE Select, Brixmor, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Equity Office Properties, Extended Stay America, Indcor, Invitation Homes, La Quinta and Hilton. He is also responsible for obtaining fund-level leverage utilized by Blackstone’s real estate investment vehicles.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Lascher was a Managing Director with the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy estate where he asset managed a portfolio of real estate investments. From 2004 until the company's bankruptcy, Mr. Lascher was a member of Lehman’s Global Real Estate Group where he focused on the origination, structuring and closing of CMBS financings. He previously was an associate in the real estate group of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft.
Mr. Lascher received a BA in History and Communications from The University of Pennsylvania and a JD from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.