Melissa Pianko is a Managing Director in the Real Estate Group. Ms. Pianko is involved in the asset management of Blackstone's US and Canadian residential investments, including LivCor, StuyTown Peter Cooper Village, Beam Living and other residential investments in Blackstone's portfolio. Before joining Blackstone in 2016, Ms. Pianko was an Executive Vice President at Gotham Organization, Inc, a privately held New York City based real estate development firm. Ms. Pianko began her career at Goldman Sachs. Ms. Pianko received a MBA from Stanford University and a BA from Columbia University. She is on the Board of Advisors to the NYU Furman Center and the Board of Director of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.