Zaahir Syed is a Principal in the Investor Relations and Business Development group. Mr. Syed is involved in capital raising efforts for Blackstone's Real Estate funds. Prior to joining Blackstone in 2014, Mr. Syed worked at The Carlyle Group, where he was a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Solutions group, responsible for client service and business development initiatives. Prior to that, he was a Manager at Morgan Stanley in the Securitized Product Group. Mr. Syed began his career as a management consultant in the Capital Markets group at Accenture. Mr. Syed received a BS in Mathematics and Economics from Vanderbilt University, and received an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley.