Real Estate Debt Strategies
is a Managing Director of Blackstone and the Chief Operating Officer of Blackstone Real Estate Debt Strategies. He is based in New York.
Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Rothschild was with Merrill Lynch from 2004 to 2008 where he originated, structured, and executed real estate investments for the firm's Real Estate Principal Investment Group – Americas. His responsibilities included all activities related to the investment process including sourcing, underwriting, due diligence, structuring, execution, and investment management and resolution. His investment experience included transactions within the U.S. and Latin America. Investment activities encompassed high-yield debt opportunities (mezzanine, preferred and bridge equity) and equity investments in real estate assets and real estate operating companies on a direct basis.
Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Rothschild was an associate in the Real Estate group of Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson where he worked from 1999 to 2004. At Fried Frank, Mr. Rothschild represented private equity real estate funds, investment banks, developers, REITS, and institutional investors in the structuring, negotiation, and closing of sophisticated real estate transactions. Prior to that he was an associate at Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt.
Mr. Rothschild received a B.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.