Senior Managing Director
A.J. Agarwal is a Senior Managing Director in the Real Estate Group and is based in New York.
Mr. Agarwal oversees North American acquisitions for the Real Estate Group. He has been directly involved in a number of the Real Estate Group's investments, including Extended Stay Hotels, Hilton Hotels, General Growth Properties, Centro Properties, and Hotel del Coronado. Mr. Agarwal joined Blackstone in 1992.
Prior to joining the Real Estate Group in January, 2010, Mr. Agarwal was a member of Blackstone’s Financial Advisory Group, leading the firm’s advisory practice in a number of areas, including real estate and leisure/lodging.
Mr. Agarwal graduated from Princeton University, where he graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa and received an MBA from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.